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VOL. 32 NO. 3 LONDON, ONTARIO AUGUST <strong>2009</strong><br />

PM #40010349


<strong>August</strong> <strong>2009</strong> 8/6/09 10:20 AM Page 2<br />

Canadian Publications Mail Product Sales<br />

Agreement #40010349<br />

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 />

APPOINTED <br />

Chaplain: Rev. Canon Michael Farr<br />

519-396-8284<br />

First Ceremonial Master: Gary Maycock<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 />

519-660-0185<br />

Well the year is<br />

already half gone,<br />

my how the time<br />

flies when you're<br />

having fun. Since the<br />

last issue of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

News, Lady Barb<br />

and I have been on<br />

the go, and the last<br />

few months have<br />

been both exciting<br />

and rewarding, and we are looking for more<br />

of the same in the future. The Spring<br />

Ceremonial was well attended by the<br />

Nobility and you brought in 34 new candidates,<br />

and an overall donation of $280,000.<br />

Thank you to all of the clubs and units who<br />

made the donations in these uncertain times.<br />

If you missed the ceremonial, you missed a<br />

good time with plenty of activity, good food<br />

and great fellowship.<br />

I want to thank the Nobles of the Sun Parlour<br />

Shrine Club, as always they did a fantastic<br />

job of organizing and running the <strong>2009</strong><br />

Spring Ceremonial. A thank you must also go<br />

out to the gourmet Nobles of the Bluewater<br />

Shrine Club who cooked up a great Fish Fry<br />

on the Friday night get together. I want to<br />

acknowledge and give a special tip of the Fez<br />

to three Nobles of Sun Parlour Shrine Club<br />

that gave that extra effort to make the ceremonial<br />

a success. Noble John “Bud” Jackson<br />

who was the General Chairman, who gave<br />

110% on planning and preparing, it was his<br />

hard work that gave us such a great ceremonial.<br />

I humbly say thank you Bud and the<br />

Nobles of Sun Parlour for you efforts, and<br />

congratulations on a job well done! I would<br />

be remiss not to mention a hardy thank you to<br />

our <strong>2009</strong> class Honouree's, Noble's Jack<br />

Spence and Wilbur Tofflemire, who have<br />

Potentate’s Report<br />

been dedicated Masons and <strong>Shriners</strong>. A big<br />

thank you goes out to the office staff,<br />

Sharron, Susan and Jodi, for their assistance<br />

was greatly appreciated.<br />

A special thank you goes out to the Ladies of<br />

the Household and Officers of Omar Temple<br />

No. 111 for a fantastic job on hosting the<br />

<strong>2009</strong> Supreme Session of the Daughters of<br />

the Nile here in London. As always you make<br />

us proud to be associated with such a dedicated<br />

group of Ladies, who are now lead by<br />

your very own Supreme Queen Vesta<br />

Marshall. Congratulations Vesta I know you<br />

will accomplish much in your term as<br />

Supreme Queen.<br />

Your Divan has just arrived back home from<br />

the Imperial Council Session in San Antonio,<br />

Texas. I have to report that by a 2/3rd vote,<br />

the 1300 delegates decided to keep all of the<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital for Children open. Only<br />

time will tell what the results of the decision<br />

will mean to the overall health of the Shrine<br />

Hospital system. The delegates also heard a<br />

motion that would have allowed non <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

to participate with clubs/units in non Shriner<br />

(civic) parades. The motion was overwhelmingly<br />

defeated, thus we continue with only<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> in all parades and performances<br />

Before I sign off, I would invite all of the<br />

newest Nobles to get involved in a club or<br />

unit or both. By staying involved you will see<br />

why and what we do for our children and the<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals. Thanks to everyone for<br />

your support of <strong>Mocha</strong>, <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals<br />

and our children. It is with great pride that we<br />

should all say that “I am a Shriner”! And<br />

remember the glass is not half empty- it is<br />

half full!<br />

Yours in the faith<br />

Kevin M. Wilson, Potentate<br />

Are you interested in becoming a member<br />

of the Divan and becoming part of<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong>'s management team?<br />

✔ Are you a "TEAM" player?<br />

✔ Do you have business or senior management experience?<br />

✔ Can you conduct meetings and get the best out of the<br />

participants?<br />

✔ Do you know how the Shrine really works?<br />

✔ Are you interested in learning and participating?<br />

✔ Are you prepared to make the commitment?<br />

Send a confidential resume or CV to Noble Jeff Brown, Recorder.<br />

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Chaplain’s<br />

Chat<br />

Dear Nobles:<br />

Some of you know that I was asked to<br />

conduct and preach at the first worship<br />

service at the beginning of the<br />

Daughter's of the Nile Supreme Session<br />

which was held the first week of June in<br />

London. Supreme Queen Vesta<br />

Marshall has demonstrated her faith in<br />

God by arranging for this worship service and honoured <strong>Mocha</strong> ,<br />

me and the Concert Band by our participation in this event. From<br />

my point of view the women of Omar Temple #111 did a<br />

wonderful job of hosting the <strong>2009</strong> Supreme Session and I wish<br />

Vesta all the best for her year as Supreme Queen.<br />

In my sermon at the Supreme Session, I reminded those present<br />

that the unifying factor that brings us together is not our<br />

membership in any Masonic related body but it is our common<br />

faith in God which allowed us entrance into these Fraternal<br />

Organizations in the first place. It is our faith in God that allows<br />

us to be an influence for God in our world. In Matthew 5:13 we<br />

hear that God's people are to be "the salt of the earth". Salt is a<br />

preservative and so people of faith are to preserve what is of value<br />

in our world and we also add flavour to this world in which we<br />

live. The special fellowship in which we share in Fraternal<br />

Organizations contribute to our hope, joy, and purpose of life. In<br />

Matthew 5:14 we read that the people of God should be "the light<br />

of the World". People of faith function to show people the way -<br />

to show each other the way, to show outsiders the way. Like light,<br />

God's people make things flourish, they are a positive and creative<br />

force in this world Think of the light that has shone on the many<br />

children and their families who have been helped by <strong>Shriners</strong>'<br />

Hospitals over these many years<br />

God's people are the salt and the light of this world of ours which<br />

needs these values so very much Nobles be proud of what you do<br />

and keep the Faith.<br />

To God be the Glory<br />

The Rev. Canon Michael Farr<br />

Chaplain<br />

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 />

Recorder’s<br />

Corner<br />

by Jeff Brown<br />

Well, here we are in the midst of another<br />

summer. I must admit it's not exactly<br />

what I was expecting thus far. Cooler<br />

temperatures and plenty of rain has<br />

been the menu so far but it is a<br />

refreshing change from the conditions in<br />

San Antonio, TX where the recent Imperial Session was held. It<br />

ranged from 98 to 105 degrees F and almost no rain which is<br />

unusual for them because it is their typical rainy season. The<br />

Imperial Session was conducted indoors anyways so the heat was<br />

not a real problem except for the parade.<br />

Many difficult issues were on the agenda this year and they<br />

prompted a great deal of debate and emotion amongst the<br />

members and delegates present. The most serious issue revolved<br />

around the potential closing of six hospitals. The motion was<br />

debated at length with amendments and amendments to the<br />

amendments being proposed and at the end of the day the<br />

whole question was withdrawn in favour of a new proposal.<br />

The Galveston burn hospital will re-open as a result of the vote<br />

although I admit I do not favour this option. The other five<br />

hospitals have been given a temporary reprieve to complete their<br />

new business plans that include partnerships with other private<br />

hospitals and/or Universities to facilitate severe reductions in costs<br />

and better overall operations. The Erie Unit in particular has been<br />

working on plans for some time to potentially amalgamate with<br />

Hamot Medical Centre and develop an integrated facility catering<br />

to paediatrics and orthopaedics in one location. This will utilize<br />

more beds in the facility and bring in revenue from Hamot as well<br />

as additional doctors. On that note, I am pleased to report that<br />

Dr. John D. Lubahn (formerly of Hamot) has been confirmed as<br />

the new Chief of Staff at Erie and another new paediatric<br />

Orthopaedist is interested in joining our staff there which will<br />

really bring our doctor staffing up nicely.<br />

Other issues include the adoption of third party pay for patient<br />

families who have outside medical coverage. This has been a<br />

very thorny issue in many jurisdictions and may take up to<br />

eighteen months to implement in some of our hospitals. Erie<br />

hopes to be fully accredited by the end of this year.<br />

There have also been some amendments to our ritual approved<br />

by the membership and two new Shrine Temples have been<br />

added to our numbers. One is in the Philippines and the other is<br />

in Puerto Rico. A proposal for a new Temple in Germany was<br />

defeated because of some difficulties with their financial reports<br />

and some issues over viability for the long term. It is expected<br />

another proposal will come forward for a Temple in Europe next<br />

year that will likely get better support. Nobles, we are truly an<br />

“INTERNATIONAL” body now!<br />

With that theme, I advise all Nobles that the new symbol for the<br />

Shrine is the “FEZ” with the wording “SHRINERS INTERNATIONAL”.<br />

The tiger claws and scimitar are relegated to a lesser role in favour<br />

of this new emblem. So if you're planning some new<br />

clothing or advertising, please be aware<br />

that the fez and the new wording<br />

should be used as much as<br />

possible.<br />

Es Selamu Aleikum<br />

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


<strong>August</strong> <strong>2009</strong> 8/6/09 10:20 AM Page 4<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 />

❖ Stories and photos from many<br />

Clubs and Units<br />

❖ Daughters of the Nile Hospital<br />

Donations Reach 3 Million<br />

❖ Meet a New Shriner<br />

❖ Erie Hospital Progress Report<br />

❖ Ceremonial Pictures<br />

❖ Circus<br />

❖ Lots of good stuff<br />

Dennis<br />

COOK<br />

editor<br />

Hard to believe another three months have passed<br />

since our last <strong>Mocha</strong> News, but here we are again.<br />

Hope the so called summer thus far has been good<br />

for you and your families, and I look forward to<br />

seeing many of you at various functions over the<br />

next 3 months.<br />

Nobles, I don't want to fill our magazine with doom<br />

and gloom, but many of our loyal advertisers can<br />

no longer see their way clear to continue<br />

advertising with us, blame it on the economy,<br />

weather, or whatever you like but the bottom line is,<br />

we need advertisers to enable us to continue to<br />

bring you this fine publication.<br />

I guess what I'm asking is, if you know someone,<br />

or some group who may be able to let us run their<br />

ad in the <strong>Mocha</strong> News, please contact me or the<br />

girls in the office.<br />

Thanks again to all those people who faithfully send<br />

me articles for the News, I greatly appreciate them.<br />

Before I conclude my Nobles let me take this<br />

opportunity to personally welcome all the new<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> into <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple, and may you all find<br />

your dream in one of our fine Clubs and Units.<br />

Thanks and happy reading Dennis<br />

Look through and find out!<br />

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<strong>August</strong> <strong>2009</strong> 8/6/09 10:20 AM Page 5<br />

If you don't know where you are going,<br />

you'll end up someplace else.<br />

Yogi Berra<br />

In today's competitive marketplace, all<br />

major corporations, whether for profit or<br />

charitable, must operate from the vision<br />

of a flexible strategic plan.<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong>, its clubs and units as well as The Shrine of North<br />

America, is no exception. We must recognize the competitive<br />

forces vying for men's time, leadership, and humanitarian<br />

commitment in today's society. In addition, we recognize the need<br />

to examine our own internal demands - fiscal, structural and<br />

organizational.<br />

Since 1872, the Shrine of North America has provided a fraternal<br />

organization, coupled with its charitable opportunities, which has<br />

attracted men of good character, and united them in a spirit of fun,<br />

fellowship and social camaraderie. Through <strong>Mocha</strong>, we wish to<br />

continue to encourage personal growth through the perpetuation of<br />

moral values, leadership opportunity, family involvement, and<br />

service to children and young adults with special health care needs.<br />

Having a strategic plan is designed to set in place, at all levels of<br />

the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine and club organization, the mechanisms, structure<br />

and programs necessary to support the fundamental mission of the<br />

Shrine, which is to continue its pre-eminence as the most<br />

recognized and effective fraternity in North America.<br />

Good things are ahead for <strong>Mocha</strong> and all clubs and units if we all<br />

partner together, unify our efforts and support the goals and<br />

objectives that are before us.<br />

It is Important that each club look at several important areas:<br />

• Retain current members and attract new candidates<br />

• Regularly support and interact with all Masonic Lodges in your<br />

jurisdiction<br />

1. Form and promote the use of Shrine-Mason degree teams.<br />

2. Encourage members to be active in their respective lodges<br />

and to assist with membership development in Masonic bodies.<br />

3. Coordinate Masonic calendars with other Masonic family<br />

bodies.<br />

4. Have joint events with other Masonic family bodies.<br />

• Develop a meaningful relationship with our communities.<br />

Communicate with leaders of every non-profit, civic and<br />

community provider as well as media members by telling the story<br />

of <strong>Shriners</strong> and <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children.<br />

• Disperse information and resources to all members clearly, effectively<br />

and in a timely manner. Keep informed and stay informed.<br />

• Is enough information on leadership, Shrine law, our hospital<br />

system and <strong>Mocha</strong> in general available to the membership?<br />

• Develop and maintain competent and committed leaders.<br />

• Ensure that each club is financially sound. Income and expense<br />

must be budgeted realistically in order for bottom line to be<br />

positive.<br />

• Should each club and unit continue to have separate Installations<br />

and events - do we need to join together - such as having tri club<br />

Installations - or have more events at <strong>Mocha</strong>?<br />

Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its<br />

strategy, or direction, Strategic planning saves wasted time, every<br />

minute spent in planning saves ten minutes in execution.We must<br />

develop strategies to meet the challenges and rapid changes<br />

expected in the coming years.<br />

The time to simply talk about changes and what should be done has<br />

to come to an end and a plan with committed actions must emerge.<br />

As our Lodge ritual states<br />

“The heart may conceive and the head devise in vain if the hand<br />

be not prompt to execute the design”.<br />

Welcome to all new members<br />

and meet 2 of them here.<br />

L-R Noble John Paton,who was the Master of Dereham<br />

Lodge No. 624, in Mt. Elgin & Noble Justin Chambers,<br />

a relatively new member of King Hiram No. 78 in<br />

Tillsonburg.<br />

Articles for the next<br />

issue of <strong>Mocha</strong> News<br />

DEADLINE: OCT. 15<br />

Please type submissions<br />

or email to<br />

mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

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


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Camel Coach<br />

Shrine Circus <strong>2009</strong><br />

Great crowds at the Shrine Circus<br />

June 24, <strong>2009</strong>.<br />

Entertainment by <strong>Mocha</strong> Concert<br />

Band at Camel Coach Shrine<br />

Circus <strong>2009</strong><br />

Camel Coach Presidnet Charlie Pole and<br />

Legion of Honour Workers Jim Pargeter,<br />

Ray Masters, Morris McKenzie,<br />

Keith Roden and lucky bike winnner.<br />

2nd show “bike” winner at Camel<br />

Coach Shrine Circus <strong>2009</strong> with Pres.<br />

Charlie Pole and Mark Gordon.<br />

Fun for the family at<br />

Shrine Circus <strong>2009</strong>.<br />

Ticket taker and greeters Al Yeo and<br />

Carl Morley with Pres. Charlie Pole<br />

report great crowd at Shrine Circus.<br />

Behind the scenes at the Shrine Circus<br />

<strong>2009</strong> with Pres. Charlie Pole,<br />

Ringmaster and<br />

Illustrious Sir Kevin Wilson.<br />

Good day at “Shrine Circus” <strong>2009</strong><br />

Camel Coach Executive<br />

Mark Gordon, George Vanslack,<br />

Pres. Charlie Pole with<br />

Illiustrious Sir Kevin<br />

Camel Coach President Charlie Pole,<br />

Shrine Circus Chairman Jack McLean and<br />

Illustrious Sir Kevin back stage at the<br />

<strong>2009</strong> Circus.<br />

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


<strong>August</strong> <strong>2009</strong> 8/6/09 10:20 AM Page 8<br />

Normal Hillbilly Work Weekend Clan #59, Outhouses #1 & #3<br />

June 26th, parade in Thamesville,<br />

after a hard evening's work in the<br />

Thamesville parade we are up<br />

early at the Arkona parade.<br />

Having worn ourselves out at that<br />

there second parade we dun headed<br />

to Nilestown where them there<br />

cooks had vittles underway.<br />

The next thing you know we have<br />

the old Hillbilly degree complete<br />

with 4 new candidates bare down<br />

to just above the seat.<br />

And then as all Hillbillies who dun<br />

good, we dun sit down for a<br />

feed of the fud.<br />

News Writer: Ron Cripps<br />

NOBLES, MARK YOUR CALENDARS<br />

SEPTEMBER<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,<br />

Merrilville Indiana<br />

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

OCTOBER<br />

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

12 Oktoberfest Parade-KW,<br />

Waterloo Masonic Lodge<br />

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

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

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

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

NOVEMBER<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 />

DECEMBER<br />

1 Strathoca S/C Installation,<br />

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<br />

Elections, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

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

14 Waterloo S/C Instillation,<br />

Waterloo Masonic Lodge<br />

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

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

16 Sun Parlour S/C Installation,<br />

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 />

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Thank You<br />

Vesta Marshall<br />

Supreme Queen “<strong>2009</strong>-2010”<br />

Supreme Temple<br />

Daughters of the Nile Omar Temple No.111<br />

London, Ontario<br />

Dear Nobles,<br />

On Behalf of all the Daughters of the Nile Omar Temple No.111” I would like to thank each and every one for<br />

taking the time to help make our Supreme Sessions a success.<br />

The work all the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Units put into it was far more than expected. Everyone had wonderful comments<br />

to make, all the work you did never went unnoticed, running ladies to Hotels and picking them up, welcoming<br />

them to all the sessions, pickup at airport and events.<br />

Music is an important element of many occasions and we thank the <strong>Mocha</strong> units who offered their talents to<br />

provide musical enjoyment for us all. I know this event has helped the Nobility understand what the Daughters<br />

of the Nile are all about. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words.<br />

We are very fortunate to have the great support of the <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> and we look forward to many more years<br />

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Erie Hospital Bus Trip<br />

Submitted by Noble Ehman Lynk<br />

I was one of the fortunate ones to have been able to go on the Erie Hospital Bus Trip, which was<br />

very ably hosted by Ann Sloman. What a great trip it was and a good time was enjoyed by all in<br />

attendance. Hospital Staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful, showing us through the<br />

place, and explaining various instruments, and aids to help the treatment of the children.<br />

Here are a few photos that I hope will give you a feeling of being there.<br />

The Concert band was made up of Nobles<br />

from four different Temples in the area, and<br />

they never get together for a practice.<br />

They meet for concerts only and play<br />

exceptionally well, which is an indication<br />

of their musical ability.<br />

This little girl a former<br />

patient of the Hospital<br />

was proud to stroll<br />

around the grounds,<br />

capturing the heart of<br />

all who seen her.<br />

Pictured here with<br />

that little angel is<br />

yours truly<br />

Noble Ehman Lynk.<br />

What’s Happening in the Units!<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Greeters Unit<br />

greet The Daughters of the Nile<br />

Nobles Don Meadwell, Dave Hopper, John Gurd, and Ken Hill, ready to<br />

spring into action at the Daughters of the Nile Supreme Session.<br />

L-R Nobles Ehrhard Kuhlmann, Ken Hill, and<br />

Keith Hoggard at the entrance to the Convention<br />

Centre, to greet the visiting delegates.<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Greeters pose with delegates at the London<br />

Convention Centre, during their 93rd Annual Supreme<br />

Session in June of <strong>2009</strong>. The event was hosted by Omar<br />

Temple 111 Daughters of the Nile.<br />

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

Keystone Kops Unit<br />

Activities for Months of April, May, June <strong>2009</strong><br />

April 15th – Visit to the Brantford General Hospital –<br />

Childrens Floor for the distribution of Large Stuffed<br />

Animals donated by Kop Sid Copperthwaite.<br />

Then on to Seniors Ward for the entertainment of the<br />

patients which was extremely weel received with many of<br />

them having memories of the Keystone Kop Movies.<br />

April 15th – Visit to the Brantford Police Headquarters,<br />

introducing the Unit to the Brantford Police & a Photo<br />

Opportunity with Chief of Police Derek McElveny.<br />

May 23rd – Giant Yard Sale at the Brantford Shrine Club.<br />

BBQ was manned by members of the Unit & attracted<br />

large crowds. An overwhelming success with proceeds<br />

allotted for the purchase of equipment needed by the Unit.<br />

May 31st – Participation of Unit Members at the Special<br />

Olympic Bowling Event at Echo Bowling Lanes in<br />

Brantford. A team was entered & scores were not to be<br />

mentioned. Just a fun day for a great cause.<br />

June 13th – Several Members attended the Spring<br />

Ceremonial in Leamington & met with several potential<br />

candidates for membership in the Keystone Kops.<br />

June 21st – Attendance at the Shrine Tri-City Circus held<br />

under the Tent in Cambridge. Members of the Unit circulated<br />

the waiting crowd , including the newest member<br />

now dressed as a convict, adding to the fun & festivities.<br />

Members also assisted in sale of the Programs.<br />

Comments:<br />

For a newly established Unit within <strong>Mocha</strong> it has been a<br />

busy time.<br />

These are some of the “Move-outs” that we have attended<br />

over the past three months. Hopefully more to come.<br />

Our membership is growing & we have now acquired<br />

anew member, Noble Al Watkinson, who doubles as a<br />

convict.<br />

Are we having fun yet?? Hey we have just started!!<br />

To participate in this FUN Group contact,<br />

The Chief - Noble Bill Cunliffe @ 519.443-8375<br />

Or Noble Sid Copperthwaite @ 519.753.7319<br />

Noble/Kop Convict Al Watkinson<br />

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

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

Greetings to all Nobles from the members of The <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Trumpet Band. It is a pleasure to provide you with an<br />

update of our activities for <strong>2009</strong>.<br />

During the winter off season the band continued practicing<br />

each Monday evening at 7:30pm to bring some new music<br />

into our <strong>2009</strong> performances. This all under the direction of<br />

John Lloyd. Our first function was to play at the John<br />

Labatt Centre in early April for the London Knights’ last<br />

home playoff game. 50/50 tickets were sold while we<br />

played, with the Shrine share of the proceeds donated to<br />

The Children’s Hospital Telemedicine Centre.<br />

On April 18, <strong>2009</strong> we performed at the Potentates Ball providing<br />

music during the cocktail hour and playing the<br />

Canadian and American national anthems.<br />

On May 2, <strong>2009</strong> we played at the Stratford Shrine Club<br />

BBQ at the new Stratford Rotary Complex. The dinner was<br />

delicious. On May 18, <strong>2009</strong>, we participated in the<br />

Woodstock parade in the morning and in the Band Tattoo in<br />

the afternoon. It was a very full day and we all slept well<br />

that night.<br />

We participated in the Daughters of the Nile Installation<br />

Ceremony and the <strong>Mocha</strong> Ceremonial in Leamington in<br />

June and we have a challenging schedule for the remainder<br />

of <strong>2009</strong>.<br />

Several of our members have had health problems over the<br />

winter and are in various stages of recovery. They are Bob<br />

Brady, Frank Maynard, Owen Coles, Graham Paull, Don<br />

Gellatly and Stew Murdoch. Ken Jenkins shocked us when<br />

he found out he required triple heart bypass surgery recently.<br />

We are pleased to report the surgery was successful and<br />

he is recovering nicely.<br />

As you are aware Noble David Sloman, Past Potentate of<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong>, passed away April 3, <strong>2009</strong>. He was a strong member<br />

of our band serving on our drum line and latterly as our<br />

Drum Major. His past military experience in the Welsh<br />

Guards showed as he led our unit on parades and contributes<br />

greatly to our marching ability. At our band practice<br />

on May 25, <strong>2009</strong> a plaque commemorating Dave’s valued<br />

Dave Harding Classics<br />

contributions to our band was presented to Dave’s wife<br />

Ann, his son Carl (also a member of our band) and his<br />

daughter Wendy.<br />

Greg Jackson, President<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Trumpet Band President, Greg Jackson,<br />

presentating the Recogniton of Service Plaque in<br />

honour of Dave Sloman to his wife Ann and<br />

son Carl & daughter Wendy.<br />

Pictured here with his El Camino, and a<br />

delicious bowl of Strawberries, is Noble<br />

Dave Harding who on behalf of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Classics attended a Strawberry Social<br />

hosted by the Canada Southern Railway<br />

Station, St. Thomas. The event saw 800<br />

people enjoy Children's activities,<br />

Magicians, jugglers, a display by the<br />

Chatham Model Railway Group, and<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Classic Cars.(due to the rain<br />

only one car attended, way to go Dave).<br />

Photos submitted by: Linda Martin<br />

Tourism & Events Coordinator,<br />

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519-633-2535 www.narhf.org<br />

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

Legion of Honour<br />

Setting-up and assembling<br />

for the Parking lot Picnic<br />

A near-by pub<br />

Thank-you to all 20 members and ladies who attended the "Frankenmuth<br />

Weekend". Your support of our Unit is greatly appreciated. Thanks to<br />

everyone who brought food and a special thank-you to Moira Roden and<br />

Ann Sloman for looking after the "Picnic in the Parking Lot"!<br />

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

On May 18 the <strong>Mocha</strong> Roadrunners started the <strong>2009</strong> parade<br />

season by being one of several Shrine Units to participate<br />

in the Victoria Day Parade in Woodstock. The Roadrunner<br />

Unit is led in the parades by Noble Harry Lawry who is in<br />

his 83rd year and is presently the senior statesman in this<br />

Unit. Harry joined the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine in 2003 in Chatham<br />

and has been a Roadrunner since 2003. He enjoys his race<br />

car, which is a converted ATV that was modified by Noble<br />

Leon Roth. Being a part of all our parades, he is counted on<br />

to be our pace car driver. Harry often shares a car trailer and<br />

ride with another Roadrunner, Noble Carl Ohrling, who<br />

sees that Harry is safely in attendance. Most of Harry’s<br />

working career was spent in the RCAF. He enlisted in 1942<br />

and spent 34 years in the service before retiring in 1976<br />

with the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He worked with the<br />

ground crew as an engineering officer and served 4 tours in<br />

Europe. Presently, he resides in Tavistock.<br />

If you have an opportunity to visit with Harry he is always<br />

willing to discuss his R.C.A.F. days, his Roadrunner car<br />

and being a member of the Shrine.<br />

Our Unit started the Woodstock parade with 11 cars and<br />

quickly was reduced to 9. Our new vehicle, “The General<br />

Lee” lost a wheel very early into the parade, due to a faulty<br />

bolt. Another new vehicle, “Boss Hog” had to drop out due<br />

to a brake problem caused by following to close to others<br />

and having to stop suddenly. Both of these cars will be<br />

repaired by our main mechanic and coincidently, the creator<br />

of these cars, Noble Leon Roth. One can expect surprises<br />

during parades as there can be many mechanical<br />

failures. In our Spring Ceremonial in Leamington we had<br />

10 vehicles in attendance but Noble Doug Richardson<br />

developed car failure and was towed through part of the<br />

parade by Noble Peter Ebel. Our Roadrunner Unit has visited<br />

Pine Lake, and then we entertained the many spectators<br />

in Cambridge and Stratford for the July 1st festivities. Look<br />

for the Roadrunners to appear in Simcoe on <strong>August</strong> the 1st<br />

and in Teeswater on <strong>August</strong> 3rd and several more. All vehicles<br />

will be in fine running form and ready to bring enjoyment<br />

to all onlookers. Come and visit with us and be part<br />

of the feztivities.<br />

Submitted by Noble John Parker<br />

Unit News<br />

A Fez Good Feeling Anecdote,<br />

While on a courier run, I was instructing Noble Ron<br />

McNicol what was to be done in my absence. While at one<br />

bank, he was observed by one of the tellers. The following<br />

day while visiting the same bank the same teller<br />

approached me and asked if I were a friend of Ron McNicol<br />

whom she saw me with the day before. I told her that he<br />

was and that he would be working for me in the future.<br />

“Oh!” she said, “I assume you must also be a shriner?”<br />

“Yes”, I said.<br />

She said, “I thought you must be.”<br />

It is great to be recognized as a Shriner and in the company<br />

of other <strong>Shriners</strong>. Perhaps we should all develop goals<br />

that would have us known as a Shriner like Noble Ron<br />

McNicol has already accomplished. He is known in his<br />

community for his work for the Shrine’s Children and for<br />

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

Submitted By Noble John Parker<br />

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<strong>August</strong> <strong>2009</strong> 8/6/09 10:21 AM Page 15<br />

Whispering Sands of the<br />

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

In Memorial - We mourn the loss of a great and spunky<br />

Bandsman, Noble Frank Barber. Frank met with the black<br />

Camel in the month of May and hardly a Bandsman missed<br />

the celebration of Frank’s busy life at a reception held at the<br />

Lambeth Legion. The band extend their sincere condolence<br />

to Frank’s Wife, Marjory and family.<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 />

In Memorial - Dave Fickling; High Priest and Prophet and<br />

a long time member of the Band, mourn the passing of his<br />

Brother-in-Law, Bob Stallard, beloved brother of Dave’s,<br />

wife Pat. Bob of Stallard Radio and T.V. fame, passed away<br />

on July 6th. The band also extend condolences to Pat,<br />

Dave and family.<br />

AN INVITATION to Thirty Five new Nobles of the Mystic<br />

Shrine who crossed the hot sands of the desert in Leamington<br />

on Saturday, June 13th. <strong>2009</strong>, are now free to accompany the<br />

Nobles of the London <strong>Mocha</strong> Oriental Band at their regular<br />

meetings held on each of the second and fourth Monday<br />

evenings of the month. We meet in the London Shrine Centre<br />

lower floor at 7.30 pm. Come and join us for the fun and perhaps<br />

gain an interest in establishing yourself in a carrier<br />

designed to improve your every ability in the use of a musical<br />

instrument, A knowledge of music is not a prerequisite, we<br />

will teach you the simple way.<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO DON AND to receive their telegrams from the Mayor<br />

LELA PEMBLETON (pictured left) as well as from the Governor General. Don<br />

on celebrating their 70th anniversary, yes has been a staunch member of the Oriental<br />

their 70th. On January 10th <strong>2009</strong>, 18 Band for years and still taking notes on our<br />

members of the family accompanied by involvements. Don, for some time, did a<br />

many Bandsmen and their better half’s, great job of looking after our Camel towing<br />

joined them at Hooks Restaurant for dinner it to parades and feeding it Tim-Bitts. The<br />

and then returned to Don and Lela’s place Band once again congratulates the ‘young’<br />

for frolic and cards, a late snack included. couple on such a rare achievement. Best<br />

The weather on that day was as good as the wishes for all future years.<br />

company ‘Fantastic’. They were overjoyed<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROGER AND SHIRLEY ROGERS on celebrating their 50th year together while they enjoyed a<br />

visit to their home by several members of the Band and of course their ladies, on Sunday May 3rd. May you enjoy many more<br />

years together.<br />

Noble Bob Rossi, General Manager for onion sales, once again did a sterling job of<br />

organizing the Bands top and bottom sales staff. The Band sold 670 bags and brought<br />

in a tidy sum of $8,030 for a net of approximately $600, the Nobles of the Oriental Band<br />

will love you Bob.<br />

Nobles pictured left from left to right: Alex Aitken, Charlie Crow and Shayne Eldridge<br />

hard at work selling onions in the Talbot Mall to a very happy customer. Shayne organized<br />

the set up in his place of employment and Faxed just about all in that towering<br />

building with a note to tell them just how good these Vidalia onions are and urged them<br />

to buy a bundle. Many were sold and a good time filled with fun and laughter delighted<br />

many passers by.<br />

$2000 to the Patient Transportation fund. Well done you<br />

Nobles of the <strong>Mocha</strong> Oriental Band.<br />

Parades galore, there were two at the JLC. The Band played<br />

at the 5th and final game of the play off between the London<br />

Knights and the Windsor Spitfires resulted with a great<br />

achievement, the 50/50 draw made $7,500 of which the winner<br />

received $3,750 and an equal amount was donated to the<br />

MSPOTS fund. So well was the Band received that we have<br />

been told, (not just invited), that we must attend another time<br />

in September or October. The Daughters of the Nile, their<br />

patrons and gests were also entertained by the Band at their<br />

Installation night with much the same result.<br />

Immediate Past President,<br />

Noble Mike Sargent presented<br />

Parades to date include Woodstock (rained out) Ingersol,<br />

our cheques in amount of<br />

Thamesville, Mount Bridges and so far, six more to go, no<br />

$7,000 to <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine<br />

doubt that several more will follow, as well as to look forward<br />

Potentate, Sir Kevin Wilson, at<br />

to the social activities such as the Golf tournament, Grand<br />

the Spring Ceremonial in<br />

River cruse, the Fish Fry, Christmas party and the annual<br />

Leamington on Saturday, June<br />

meeting.<br />

13th. The amount was shared<br />

- $5000 to MSPOTS and Noble Charlie Crow<br />

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AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

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Nobles meet one of our new<br />

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

I had the pleasure of attending the Spring Ceremonial and<br />

as usual my trusty camera was not to far away.I would take<br />

a picture of anything that fascinated me and I was intrigued<br />

by this new candidate purchasing all the items his wife<br />

would let him buy, from the nice display, brought to<br />

Leamington by Noble Stew Murdoch.<br />

I took the liberty of interviewing this candidate and found<br />

out that he was not only new to Shrinedom, but had just<br />

received his 3rd. Degree the month before. Once again I<br />

was just amazed by the enthusiasm of this young individual,<br />

and he must have caught the attention of Chief Rabban<br />

Barry Snider who sponsored this candidate,( way to go<br />

Barry).<br />

It would be interesting to follow this fellows Masonic and<br />

Shrine career as I believe the future is bright for this eager<br />

young man, and I can't be there to edge him on, but if the<br />

right people read this article, lets keep this pride of<br />

membership beating strong, help him at every turn, and lets<br />

see who is one of our new Potentates.<br />

Wouldn’t you like to<br />

see your ad here?<br />

Or elsewhere in the<br />

magazine?<br />

For more information<br />

please contact:<br />

the Editor at 519-842-3064<br />

thecooks@sympatico.ca<br />

or the <strong>Mocha</strong> office at 519-672-1391<br />

mochashriners.@rogers.com<br />

Pictured here with his wife Karri, is Chris Bradley<br />

Welcome to the Shrine, Chris, and let me know if<br />

you need help with anything. The Editor.<br />

Chris's masonic career goes like this:<br />

1st. Degree Feb. 4/09 Waterloo # 539<br />

2nd. Degree Mar. 25th. Brotherhood # 723<br />

3rd. Degree May 21 Preston # 297<br />

As you can see he is already a visitor, as all 3 degrees were<br />

in a different Lodge.<br />

His Father Ross L. Bradley, was also a Mason who was<br />

Initiated in Feb. 10 1956 in Talbot Lodge # 546, and<br />

affiliated in Liberty Lodge # 419 Sept. 13 1976., as was his<br />

Grandfather Emery Bradley. (no dates as of yet)<br />

Nobles lets keep this Shriner enthused, men like him are<br />

our future.<br />

Submitted by the Editor.<br />

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CLUB NEWS<br />

Tillsonburg Shrine Club<br />

Tillsonburg Shrine was proud and honored to attend the Spring<br />

Ceremonial in Leamington, and what a great event it turned out<br />

to be. We were also privileged to have 3 candidates from our<br />

area sign up as new Nobles, and we wish them all the best, and<br />

hope to see them fulfilling Offices in our Club,assisting with<br />

functions, helping with parades and joining us at meetings. Who<br />

knows they could even go on to be Divan Members, what ever<br />

they decide Tillsonburg will be there to assist them in their<br />

endeavors.<br />

We were also proud to do our part in the Parade at the<br />

Ceremonial as can be witnessed by these photos.<br />

Tillsonburg Shrine Club have taken some Amish children to<br />

Erie Hospital, and to thank us we received a nice handmade<br />

quilt. We decided to sell tickets on this quilt, and the proceeds<br />

would go to the Transportation Fund.<br />

Mini Bike riders ready to ride.<br />

Some last minute instructions,<br />

and we hit the streets of Leamington.<br />

The driver of our Antique Fire Truck Noble Stan McIntyre.<br />

Blenheim Shrine Club<br />

submitted by Peter Paisiovich<br />

The onions have arrived. Left to right Blenheim Shrine Club President<br />

Noble Bro. Tony Bouw, Secretary Noble Bro. James Shillington, Noble<br />

Bro. Peter Paisiovich and in the truck Nobel Bro. Edward Bell.<br />

Pictured above on draw day is President Al<br />

Wittet, Tillsonburg Mayor Steve Molnar, and<br />

Noble Past President Dave Brand.<br />

The quilt was won by Doug Durdle of Aylmer.<br />

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Brantford Shriner’s<br />

Assumption College students, Cassie Liviero and<br />

Amber Pelzer are seen receiving cheques for<br />

$2,000.00 each from Bursary Chairman Jim Boyd<br />

and Brian Sherrin, President of the Brantford<br />

Shriner’s Club. Amber will be attending Conestoga<br />

College in Kitchener to study office administration in<br />

health care and plans on becoming a child life specialist.<br />

She has undergone twenty-one operations<br />

including brain surgery and is blind in one eye.<br />

Cassie will be attending Wilfred Laurier University<br />

in Brantford in a journalism course for four years.<br />

She is involved with the Youth Advisory Council and<br />

through her writing ability will continue advocating<br />

on behalf of people with disabilities.<br />

Strathroca<br />

Shrine Club<br />

CLUB NEWS<br />

Noble Bob Marshall organized a steak B.B.Q. at his home to support the celebrations<br />

for Daughters of the Nile Supreme Sessions where his wife Vesta became Supreme<br />

Queen. Noble Bob and many Strathoca Shrine Club members served at the event.<br />

Noble Stephen Freymond<br />

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

Pal <strong>Mocha</strong> had a successful year selling Vidalia<br />

Onions, and many Thanks to Nobles George Arlein,<br />

Ron Bingham, and John Blue, who traveled to London<br />

to transport them back to Palmerston. Nobles Jack<br />

Cronsberry, and Laverne long contacted Al Dobson,<br />

who owns A.& B. Dobson Truck Sales and Service, to<br />

thank him for the use of the front end loader, which<br />

was a great help to our labors. A phone call to Al's who<br />

has been a active Lions Club member, had him at<br />

Noble Cronsberry's Garage to unload the onions and<br />

within 15 minutes they were off of the flatbed and into<br />

the garage.<br />

At the recent Ceremonial we had 2 members cross the<br />

hot sands, and we welcome them to <strong>Mocha</strong> and to our<br />

Club.<br />

As summer winds down and Fall approaches we are<br />

looking forward to attending the Fall fair Parades in<br />

our area.<br />

CLUB NEWS<br />

Potentate Kevin Wilson,on left discusses some business<br />

with Noble Jim Abbot, and Sec. Noble Al Donaldson.<br />

Past President Noble Jim Abbott, center is presented<br />

with 100 Million Dollar Club Certificate by Potentate<br />

Kevin Wilson, on left, and New President Noble Don<br />

Kritzer, on the right.<br />

Chief Rabban Noble Barry Snider hams it up with<br />

High Preist and Prophet Noble Dave Fickling,<br />

and Noble Eric Scheeringa.<br />

On a personal note: I was devastated to<br />

hear of the passing of a great Past Potentate<br />

Noble Dave Sloman, what a great Mason<br />

and Shriner he was.Dave will be missed<br />

greatly by both organizations.<br />

Although I never new Noble Art Racey,<br />

a person could feel like they knew him<br />

from his great columns, in the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

News. He was a great composer of words,<br />

and always had an interesting story.<br />

Both these Nobles will be greatly missed.<br />

Laverne Long.<br />

Ready to sell onions are Noble Jack Cronsberry and<br />

Laverne Long, (775 bags were sold by our Club)<br />

Nobles John Blue, and Ron Bingham watch<br />

Al Dobson unload the Onions.<br />

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SpringCeremonial<br />

Parade<br />

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AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

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Omar Temple 111<br />

Daughters of the Nile<br />

by Audrey J. Stubbs<br />

Message from the Queen<br />

What a fairytale story, as Omar Temple N0. 111 Daughters of<br />

the Nile hosted the 93rd. Supreme Session for the first time<br />

ever in London, Ontario, where Supreme Queen Vesta<br />

Marshal was crowned. From her throne she saw over 2240<br />

Princesses from throughout her realm, who came in a vast<br />

array of fantastic costumes and displays to pay Homage and<br />

enjoy this Royal event. Special thanks to Illustrious Sir Kevin<br />

Wilson for his welcome and participation, and as well to the<br />

Supreme Officers of Omar # 111<br />

Supreme Queen Vesta Marshall<br />

S.PR Marshall Doris Barber P.Q.<br />

S.PR. Chaplain Marlene Dennis P.Q.<br />

S.PR. Zora<br />

Patricia Lang P.Q.<br />

S.PR. Musician Joyce Swayze P.Q.<br />

S. Attendant Marlene McKay P.Q.<br />

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SUPREME:<br />

Total registration from Omar:<br />

312<br />

Ladies: 213 Non Members: 99<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong>( Trumpet Band, Royal Scots of<br />

mocha, Oriental Band, Concert Band,<br />

Greeters Unit, and individuals who joined<br />

in the harmonious frivolities, and added<br />

that extra touch to our proceedings. We<br />

were so very proud as Mayor Ann DiCicco<br />

welcomed everyone to London. This '<br />

Autumn Maples Supreme Session has<br />

been described as the best ever, and we are<br />

still hearing the positive comments by<br />

phone and Email, how much the Princeses enjoyed our<br />

friendliness, enthusiasm, food, safety, and even the weather.<br />

When Supreme Queen Vesta appeared out of nowhere in the<br />

" Dance of the Falling Autumn Leaves" a breathless hush<br />

erupted into shouts of pure delight. As Queen of Omar for<br />

<strong>2009</strong> this has been a spectacular thrill of a lifetime<br />

By Queen Fran Hustler<br />

Supreme Appointments:<br />

By-Laws Sub. Temples Pat Fickling P.Q.<br />

Goodwill Ambassadors Shirley Hawley P.Q.<br />

& Fran Hyatt P.Q.<br />

Escorts Canadian Flag Liz Nutall P.Q,<br />

S.Temple Banner Marg. Corcoran P.Q.<br />

Chorus Director PR. Helen Cummings<br />

Accompanist<br />

PR. Lois Goodall<br />

Canadian Temples: 527<br />

Meals served: 7712<br />

Weather Mainly sunny<br />

Guests: 991/2 % Happy!!!!<br />

D.O.N. & <strong>Shriners</strong>: Happy but<br />

require 7 Days vacation.!!!!<br />

Queen Fran<br />

Supreme Queen Vesta receives a cheque<br />

for C.E.F. from Pr. Sandra Colvin on<br />

behalf of the Carnival Cruise Line.<br />

Supreme Queen Vesta's first visit wearing<br />

D.O.N. Crown to St. Thomas Nile Club<br />

Queen Fran, Noble Paull<br />

Ceremonial may <strong>2009</strong> New Princess front left<br />

Woodstock, St. Marys Club<br />

Maureen Craig - Grand Bend, Fran Roosi - London,Sylvia Bruley -<br />

Friendship Night<br />

Port Dover, Audrey Beaulieu - London.Back Nancy Smith - Parkhill, Skit the Life of Supreme Queen Elect<br />

Brenda Dumonceaux - Kitchener, Audrey Orton _ Cambridge,<br />

Vesta Marshall.<br />

Margaret Wallace - Woodstock, Lorna Haight - Camlachie.<br />

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DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE<br />

Contribute 3rd million to<br />

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

Children - Canada<br />

Montreal, July 18, <strong>2009</strong> -- Daughters<br />

of the Nile is an international<br />

fraternal organization for women 18<br />

years of age or older, who are related by birth or marriage<br />

to a Shriner, Master Mason or Daughter of the Nile (DON).<br />

On July 18, <strong>2009</strong>, Supreme Queen Vesta Marshall made<br />

her official visit to <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children (SHC)-<br />

Canada and unveiled a plaque recognizing the third<br />

million dollars contributed by the Canadian Daughters of<br />

the Nile.<br />

“This donation represents many hours of devoted time<br />

and talents on the part of the Canadian Daughters of the<br />

Nile to raise this amount of money. These ladies are<br />

passionate about our work and show much love for our<br />

Order and I thank them for their continued devotion”, said<br />

Mrs. Marshall during the official ceremony held at SHC-<br />

Canada on Cedar Avenue in Montreal. During the<br />

Supreme Session in London, Ontario, on June 11th, <strong>2009</strong><br />

the Daughters of the Nile crowned Vesta Marshall as<br />

Supreme Queen for the North American charitable<br />

organization. She is the 8th Canadian to receive this<br />

honour.<br />

The 2,900 Canadian members in twelve centers across<br />

Canada maintain a Convalescent Endowment Fund and a<br />

Convalescent Relief Fund, known as the Canadian Trust,<br />

to support the advanced medical care of the patients at<br />

the Canadian <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital for Children in Montréal.<br />

The Trust is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency<br />

as a registered charity and recognized by the CRA as a<br />

Public Foundation.<br />

Founded in 1913 in Seattle, Washington, Daughters of the<br />

Nile now totals over 34,000 members in 147 cities<br />

throughout the United States and Canada. The members<br />

of Daughters of the Nile are proud of their long<br />

association with the Shrine of North America and their<br />

continuing support of the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children.<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> support 22 hospitals in the United States,<br />

Canada and Mexico. The Montreal hospital is the first of<br />

the twenty-two hospitals to receive over three million<br />

dollars in donations from the Daughters of the Nile.<br />

Members have travelled from the all over the United<br />

States and Canada for this very special event.<br />

Source:<br />

Shirley Smith, Daughters of the Nile<br />

Email: kandssmith@shaw.ca<br />

Forest City Road Race<br />

Pictured here is one of the fine Nobles Bob Shier, (London<br />

Oriental Band) cheering on the runners at Sunday's race. I<br />

relieved him at his post & of course I forget his name. He<br />

was on the early shift at post # 55 at Talbot & Ann.<br />

It was a great event that was well organized & lots of fun. I'll<br />

see you next year.<br />

Fraternally Yours;<br />

Bro. Harry Wilkinson<br />

Senior Deacon<br />

St. John's Lodge No. 20<br />

Babcock, Robert R<br />

Bayfield<br />

Brothers, George<br />

Strathroy<br />

Card, Sid G.<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

Chahine, Said<br />

Camlachie<br />

Clinton, William<br />

London<br />

Coatsworth Robert<br />

Glencoe<br />

Colledge J.A.<br />

Caledonia<br />

Crocker, Edwin J.<br />

St. Thomas<br />

Dalton, Lawrence R.<br />

Bayfield<br />

Dumanski, Bryan R.<br />

Sault Ste. Marie<br />

Faulds, William R.<br />

Wentzville<br />

Fennell, Richard<br />

Powell WY USA<br />

Forth, Donald<br />

Orillia<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 />

Francis, Robert<br />

London<br />

Hetherington, Greg<br />

Morpeth<br />

Hicks, M Duane<br />

Alymer<br />

Hudson, Blake<br />

London<br />

Hutchinson, Ralph<br />

Brantford<br />

Kerr, John M<br />

London<br />

Kilmer, Earl D.<br />

London<br />

Kirkwood, John<br />

Chatham<br />

Korbich, John W<br />

Paris<br />

Logan, Wayne W.<br />

Elliott Lake<br />

Major, Darcy<br />

Simcoe<br />

McLean, Neil<br />

Port Huron MI US<br />

Meyer, Wm. A. Jr.<br />

Kitchener<br />

Mott, James<br />

Sarnia<br />

Olver, Robert B.<br />

Sarnia<br />

Outinen, Brian<br />

Cutler<br />

Patterson, Shirley<br />

Gordon<br />

Wallaceburg<br />

Sauve, Albert<br />

Prescott<br />

Sinden, Roy<br />

London<br />

Stewart, Allan<br />

St. Marys<br />

Thomas, Ronald E.<br />

London<br />

Varallo, Anthony J.<br />

London<br />

Wood, Stanley W.<br />

St. Thomas<br />

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Ontario Nobles/Drivers Bring Patient<br />

from Canada to SCH - Chicago<br />

Don Muholland and Max Meharg drove nine<br />

hours from <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine, London, Ontario,<br />

to SCH - Chicago, bringing a nine year old<br />

spinal cord patient for treatment. The child<br />

has grown three inches since his treatments<br />

began here six months ago. In the photo, right,<br />

they pose with their Shrine van in front of our<br />

hospital. These Nobles, take patients to both<br />

Montreal and Erie, besides coming to Chicago<br />

- and they visit us every three months.<br />

We welcome our Canadian guests, a part of<br />

the International team of Shrine drivers, who<br />

complete the circle of care for children.<br />

Thankyou, Gentlemen, for your devotion to<br />

children and to our hospitals.<br />

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AROUND<br />

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AROUND<br />

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Women across Canada<br />

raise $1 million for<br />

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

Children - Canada<br />

Montreal, Saturday July 18, <strong>2009</strong> - This afternoon, <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Hospitals for Children - Canada received a cumulative $1<br />

million donation from the Daughters of the Nile (DON). The<br />

donation was presented by Mrs. Vesta Marshall on behalf of<br />

the 2900 members from the 12 Canadian Temples of the<br />

Daughters of the Nile (DON) who have raised these funds<br />

over the last 7 years through a variety of community based<br />

events across the country. Member of National Assembly for<br />

Westmount-Saint-Louis, Jacques Chagnon and Jocelyn Ann<br />

Campbell, Associate Councillor for families and social and<br />

community development at the city of Montreal were on hand<br />

to recognize this significant contribution to the pediatric<br />

orthopaedic healthcare establishment.<br />

The ceremony began with <strong>Shriners</strong> Headquarters Leadership<br />

officially recognizing the outstanding contribution and<br />

achievement of the DON with an official plaque presentation.<br />

“The Daughters of the Nile are a model of will and perseverance<br />

to ensure the health and well being of children today and<br />

tomorrow” declared Deputy Imperial Potentate George A.<br />

Mitchell. “This contribution is as tremendous as the size of<br />

their collective hearts”, added Past Imperial Potentate and<br />

CEO Ralph W. Semb.<br />

This is the 3rd million raised and presented to SHC-Canada<br />

by the DON, a first in the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals system. The<br />

Canadian membership of the Daughters of the Nile has made<br />

this kind of exceptional contribution twice before. Past<br />

Supreme Queen Rhona Kerr of Oronto Temple No. 69 in<br />

Toronto (Ontario) presented the first million in 1995 and<br />

Nancelyn Ross of Sphinx Temple No.116 in Winnipeg<br />

(Manitoba) the second million in 2002.<br />

“To assure quality health care and health services to all<br />

Quebecers is a priority. For this reason, I salute the initiatives<br />

that are consistent with this goal. Thanks to this generous<br />

donation, young patients treated at the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital and<br />

their families will benefit from a variety of much needed services”<br />

declared Jacques Chagnon, Member of National<br />

Assembly for Westmount-Saint-Louis.<br />

“I am extremely pleased by this tremendous gesture of generosity<br />

offered to Montreal-area children and to the Montreal<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> hospital, whose presence in our city has always been<br />

a source of pride. This donation as well as the institution<br />

receiving the funding will help improve the quality of life as<br />

well as the future of our youth, which has been an ongoing<br />

preoccupation for our administration,” said Jocelyn Ann<br />

Campbell, associate councillor for families and social and<br />

community development at the city of Montreal.<br />

than 70 profoundly deaf children have been able to hear since<br />

1995. The DON also provide vital funding for the purchase of<br />

hundreds of prosthesis and orthesis annually for hospital<br />

patients.<br />

“On behalf of our young patients and our staff, I wish to thank<br />

all of the Daughters of the Nile. In addition to the extraordinary<br />

gift they are making today, they are contributing to<br />

improve the quality of care and quality of life of the children<br />

and their families as well as addressing the day to day needs<br />

of the children by providing arts and crafts material and<br />

games for our Child Life Department” explained Gary<br />

Morrison, Chairman of the Board of Governors, <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Hospitals for Children-Canada.<br />

During the ceremony, this donation was recognized through<br />

the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children Philanthropic Society<br />

which honours major living donors and deceased benefactors<br />

who give contributions and/or bequests in excess of<br />

$250,000. The Daughters of the Nile were honoured with the<br />

placement of their third Gold Plaque for gifts of $1 million or<br />

more located in the philanthropic centre wall near the<br />

entrance of the hospital.<br />

About the Daughters of the Nile<br />

Daughters of the Nile is an international fraternal organization<br />

for women 18 years of age or older, who are related by<br />

birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason or Daughter of<br />

the Nile. Altogether, DON counts 34,000 members in 147<br />

Temples across Canada and the United States. The first<br />

Temple - Hatasu No.1, was created in Seattle, Washington, in<br />

1913. The first Canadian Temple was Miriam Temple No.2<br />

created in Victoria (British Columbia) in 1918 and the second<br />

was Oasis No.46, created in Montreal (Quebec) in 1929.<br />

About <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children - Canada<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children (SHC) is a one-of-a-kind<br />

international healthcare system dedicated to improving the<br />

lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative<br />

research and outstanding teaching programs. Located in<br />

Montreal, SHC-Canada is a bilingual, short term, acute care<br />

centre providing elective pediatric orthopaedic health care.<br />

The role of the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals is to promote health and to<br />

provide treatment and rehabilitation to children with<br />

orthopaedic and neuromuscular problems in a family-centered<br />

environment at no charge. The <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital is<br />

affiliated with McGill University and provides for clinical<br />

experience and teaching for residents and allied professionals.<br />

Source:<br />

Guylaine Ouellet, Public Relations Manager<br />

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

T: 514.282.6990 C: 514.602.1455<br />

gfouellet@shrinenet.org<br />

Emmanuelle Rondeau, Information Officer<br />

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

T: 514.282.7222 C: 514.347.1114<br />

Daughters of the Nile funding have allowed, among other<br />

projects, the implementation of leadership programmes such<br />

as the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid programme lead by Dr.<br />

Lucie Lessard. Thanks to this technology and expertise, more erondeau@shrinenet.org<br />

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Progress Report #4<br />

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

July <strong>2009</strong><br />

BACKGROUND<br />

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

Children’s Health Foundation, agreed to reach out<br />

and help more kids with orthopaedic needs in<br />

more communities<br />

• With <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> generous financial<br />

commitment of $1 million, we are establishing a<br />

Paediatrics Orthopaedic Telemedicine Clinic<br />

to initially serve three communities in<br />

Southwestern Ontario and to have the ability to<br />

consult with the Canadian <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital<br />

in Montreal<br />

• What is the Paediatric Orthopaedic Telemedicine<br />

Clinic? Through live video conferencing, it allows<br />

doctors and the health care professionals at<br />

Children’s Hospital to watch, look and listen<br />

to children in a location closer to their home, rather<br />

than enduring the time and expense of travelling<br />

Update from April 9 – July 15, <strong>2009</strong><br />

LAUNCH CELEBRATION POSTPONED<br />

TO THE FALL<br />

• much preparation went into planning the event that<br />

was to be held on June 29 at London Health<br />

Sciences Centre to celebrate the official launch<br />

of MSPOTS<br />

• unfortunately, due to the low number of Nobles who<br />

were able to attend, the decision was reached, in<br />

consultation with the <strong>Shriners</strong> MSPOTS Committee,<br />

that it would be better to postpone this event<br />

to the fall<br />

• everyone who was asked to participate in the<br />

June 29th program was very excited to do so, and<br />

they are looking forward to joining us in the fall<br />

• also, planning the event gave us the opportunity to<br />

test and perfect the connectivity of the system<br />

• the program for the event in the fall will include:<br />

• meeting Laurie Gould, who is Ellen Rosen’s<br />

successor as VP of Women’s and Children’s at<br />

London Health Sciences Centre<br />

• telemedicine links to: Tampa and representatives<br />

from the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii,<br />

and the Montreal <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital<br />

• a physiotherapist from the Prism Centre in<br />

Chatham<br />

• a family who will benefit from the service at the<br />

McGivney Centre in Windsor<br />

• a patient from KidsAbility in Waterloo<br />

• a senior representative from Tandberg, who will<br />

also have a display of telemedicine equipment for<br />

you to see<br />

• we will set the new date soon so that everyone can<br />

mark it in their calendars<br />

SITES UPDATE<br />

• Telemedicine training for the Waterloo site has been<br />

completed<br />

• for staff at the Windsor and Chatham sites, training<br />

will take place in late <strong>August</strong><br />

• the first clinic is scheduled for October in Chatham<br />

• each site will do a mock clinic first to test the<br />

clinical protocols and revise as needed<br />

TELEMEDICINE CONFERENCE<br />

• In the last update, we shared that the <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

MSPOTS Committee had approved the Project<br />

Manager, Tricia Potter, attending the American<br />

Telemedicine Conference in Las Vegas at the<br />

end of April<br />

• This conference is the world's largest international<br />

meeting and exposition focusing exclusively on<br />

telemedicine, and is the premiere forum for the<br />

healthcare industry to discuss clinical and<br />

business issues related to telemedicine<br />

• Staff from many other <strong>Shriners</strong> hospitals involved<br />

with Telemedicine, including Hawaii, held their own<br />

sessions at the conference, and this provided Tricia<br />

an opportunity to network and share information<br />

about MSPOTS and the evolving collaboration with<br />

the Telemedicine Coordinator in Hawaii,<br />

Jana Lindsey, and Dr. Ono<br />

CONNECTIONS<br />

• Tricia will be participating in the Telemedicine<br />

Coordinators’ Networking Sessions run by<br />

Dr. Bria, discussing policies and procedures<br />

FINANCIAL UPDATE<br />

• to date, $738,280.16 (which includes recent<br />

donations from your Spring Ceremonial totaling<br />

$98,109.53 – thank you!!!) has been received by<br />

Children’s Health Foundation towards the<br />

$1 million commitment<br />

Prepared by:<br />

Debbie Comuzzi, President and CEO, Children’s<br />

Health Foundation;<br />

Penny Harman, Philanthropy Director, Children’s<br />

Health Foundation;<br />

Patricia Potter, Project Manager,<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> Paediatric Orthopaedic;<br />

Telemedicine Clinic, Children’s Hospital<br />

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