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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<br />

interest while promoting our commitment to children and<br />

the interests of <strong>Mocha</strong> Centre.<br />

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

Editor Emeritus: Gerry Stephenson<br />

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

Office: 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 2010 �<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 />

� APPOINTED �<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 />


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

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

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

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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 />

In July many<br />

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

attended the<br />

Imperial Sessions<br />

in Toronto. It was<br />

a thrill to see a<br />

Canadian,<br />

Imperial Sir<br />

George Mitchell,<br />

installed as<br />

Imperial Potentate. George’s enthusiasm<br />

and passion for <strong>Shriners</strong> is always<br />

evident and I know all <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

wish him success. We will be honoured<br />

by the Imperial Potentate George and<br />

his Lady Deanna with a visit to <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

on Tuesday October 5 – a flyer with<br />

details can be found in this issue of<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> News – please make every<br />

effort to attend.<br />

Thank you to the many units who took<br />

part in the Imperial parade. Yes it was<br />

extremely hot but I know I was filled<br />

with pride by the <strong>Mocha</strong> participation<br />

– Great work Nobles!! The Imperial<br />

Sessions also saw two new Temples,<br />

one in Puerto Rico, and one in the<br />

Philippines. Permission was also granted<br />

for a new temple under dispensation<br />

in Germany. With this worldwide<br />

growth we officially changed our name<br />

to <strong>Shriners</strong> International. With the interest<br />

from around the world it will not be<br />

long before many more countries will<br />

be represented. It was also announced<br />

that the construction of the new<br />

Canadian unit of <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for<br />

Children will be built in Montreal.<br />

We got to see evidence of what great<br />

work our <strong>Shriners</strong> hospitals can do with<br />

some of our patient<br />

success stories.<br />

The strength and<br />

determination of<br />

these children is<br />

incredible and<br />

truly humbling.<br />

People may say<br />

“you <strong>Shriners</strong> are<br />

always selling<br />

something” – I say<br />

yes we are and<br />

with good reason.<br />

We live by the<br />

mantra of helping<br />

someone today<br />

besides yourself.<br />

Potentate’s Report<br />

We ask for your support not your<br />

praise. I know many <strong>Shriners</strong> feel burdened<br />

by the pressures of too few doing<br />

too much work for too long – I appreciate<br />

your hard work and empathise with<br />

you – but I urge you to stay the course,<br />

what we do matters and does make a<br />

difference.<br />

A few events to remember – Our Fall<br />

Ceremonial will be held in Strathroy on<br />

October 1 & 2 (additional info in this<br />

issue) It will be a full Ceremonial with<br />

1st and 2nd sections, Ladies lunch and<br />

members lunch and a downtown parade.<br />

We want you to come and enjoy yourself<br />

but we really need you to bring a<br />

candidate. We can't afford to continue<br />

to sit back because our membership<br />

decline will not solve itself. For many<br />

years we have been continuing to lose<br />

members. If we keep up that trend,<br />

people won't even recognize us 50<br />

years from now, or know what <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

were. We'll become a name of the past.<br />

Nobles we cannot let that happen.<br />

As I mentioned the Imperial Potentate<br />

George Mitchell and lady Deanna will<br />

be with us for a dinner at <strong>Mocha</strong> on<br />

October 5. Lets show the Imperial Sir<br />

that <strong>Mocha</strong> is indeed Feztastic.<br />

My thanks to every <strong>Mocha</strong> Shriner for<br />

your continued dedication. Remember<br />

the words of Mark Twain “Twenty<br />

years from now you will be more disappointed<br />

by the things you didn’t do than<br />

by the ones you did”<br />

Barry Snider<br />

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

Page 2 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS

Recorder’s Corner<br />

by Jeff Brown<br />

Our Spring Ceremonial was a huge success<br />

with 43 candidates joining our ranks (42 in<br />

Waterloo and 1 courtesy of Gizeh Temple<br />

in B.C.). Although there was concern about<br />

the weather forecast on the Saturday, I<br />

heard it was through the influence of the<br />

Illustrious Sir that the clouds parted and<br />

the sun shone brightly for our parade. Thanks to all the Nobles<br />

for bringing those candidates out and making it a wonderful<br />

weekend. To the candidates, welcome to <strong>Mocha</strong> and the<br />

Shrine!<br />

We also had a spectacular Imperial Session in beautiful downtown<br />

Toronto in an outrageous heat wave that has been characteristic<br />

of this summer in Ontario. Kudos go out to all the Clubs<br />

and Units who participated in that heat for the parade to represent<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> so well. I hope as many as possible had a chance to<br />

sit in on the business sessions and special presentations to see<br />

first hand some of the features that make up an Imperial<br />

Session.<br />

During the Sessions in Toronto there was the Canadian Breakfast<br />

which is a tradition among the Canadian Temples was held as<br />

usual on the Sunday morning at 8:30 but unfortunately, the<br />

Treasurer’s and Recorder’s have to attend seminars at that same<br />

time so we don’t get to enjoy the food and fellowship with our<br />

Canadian counterparts. The breakfast is sponsored by the<br />

Canadian Association of Shrine Temples (C.A.S.T.) and they had<br />

their business meeting immediately following the breakfast.<br />

Many issues arose at this year’s Recorder’s Seminar. The confirmation<br />

of the retirement of Mike Andrews, Executive Vice<br />

President of <strong>Shriners</strong> International was made and to those who<br />

have known Mike as I have for the past many years, it indeed a<br />

sad day when he leaves our Head Office. He made a very moving<br />

speech as part of his presentation at the Seminar and I hope<br />

to see if we can get it into this edition of the News for everyone<br />


MOCHA’S<br />


Please have everything<br />

submitted by ....<br />

November ovember 20<br />

to read. It conveys an<br />

extremely important<br />

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

We will miss him when<br />

he goes later this year.<br />

Another bright spot in<br />

the summer was the<br />

completion of the<br />

MSPOTS financial commitment at the Spring Ceremonial! Nobles<br />

and friends of <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine, give yourselves a big pat on the<br />

back! Raising the $1 million dollars eighteen months early is a<br />

remarkable achievement. I remember when we committed to<br />

the project in December 2007, the spectre of missing the mark<br />

was in the backs of many people’s minds but I knew that it could<br />

be done with the dedication that <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> are famous for<br />

over the years. Now we can put our efforts into fundraising for<br />

our new Canadian Hospital in Montreal and the Patient<br />

Transportation Fund and hopefully see remarkable growth in<br />

those areas as well. Plans for a PR event to officially announce<br />

the completion of the project ahead of schedule are being<br />

worked on for the fall and information will be sent out to the<br />

Clubs & Units as soon as it is available.<br />

We are well ahead of last year with contributions to the Canadian<br />

Unit and it shows the support that <strong>Mocha</strong> has always maintained<br />

for the kids that we send there. The announcement has been<br />

made that a new <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital will be built in Montreal and<br />

outside of funds committed by Tampa, we are told the project<br />

still needs to raise approximately<br />

$50 million dollars<br />

Canada wide to complete the<br />

target funding. Stay tuned.<br />

Let’s continue to work together<br />

to achieve our goals in 2010.<br />

Remember, “UNITY WINS”!<br />

Hello Everyone:<br />

We just thought that we would pass this picture on for<br />

all to see how Eric is progressing post surgery. It's<br />

definitely been a journey filled with lots of different<br />

emotions! Eric continues to put forth amazing determination<br />

and hard work! An article is in the Tilbury Times<br />

newspaper today to share his experience so far. I<br />

thought that this picture of Eric standing all by himself<br />

says it all, as we have waited a long time to see this<br />

picture, it really is worth a thousand words to us!! This<br />

picture symbolizes for us a beginning of a dream coming<br />

true for him! Eric is now able to stand by himself<br />

for 5 minutes and take 4 nice independent steps!! He<br />

continues to be involved in intense daily therapy to<br />

assist with strengthening his muscles, balance and<br />

coordination. It's been a long road made easier with<br />

family, friends and community support.<br />

All the Best, Shawna, Shawn, Kyle & Eric McLean<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 3

Dennis<br />

COOK<br />

editor<br />

Greetings Nobles, and welcome to another issue of<br />

your favorite Magazine, <strong>Mocha</strong> News. I sincerely hope<br />

this issue finds you in good health, and excellent spirits.<br />

Let me first welcome all the Spring Ceremonial<br />

Candidates to our fine Temple, and I hope you will find<br />

the time to join a Club or Unit, and become involved in<br />

our group, and I would ask all nobles to make sure you<br />

don't drift off into the sidelines, " Get Involved"<br />

Having attended the Imperial Session in Toronto, let it<br />

be known that I was proud to see the many Clubs, and<br />

Units of <strong>Mocha</strong> in attendance, so nice that so many of<br />

our Nobles could make the Parade.<br />

I personally was glad to be there and enjoyed the camaraderie<br />

and friendship that came from Nobles hailing<br />

from various corners of the country.<br />

In the last issue I stated in my message that I had a<br />

room in Toronto, for the Imperial Session, and once<br />

again my belief that things happen for a reason, was<br />

confirmed, and while I won't say that it was a match<br />

made in heaven, I will say that the person who answered<br />

my add was a perfect choice. I don't think I could have<br />

made a better selection if I hand picked somebody<br />

myself. We got along fine, shared some tourist type<br />

things together, and if that situation ever comes around<br />

again, let it be written that it would be an honor, and a<br />

privilege to have Parade Marshall Craig Kealy share a<br />

room. Thank you Craig for making the few days in TO.<br />

go a lot nicer.<br />

Thanks & happy reading, Editor Dennis Cook<br />

�� Erie Hospital News<br />

�� Spring Ceremonial Honourees<br />

�� <strong>Mocha</strong> Fall Ceremonial<br />

�� Spring Candidates<br />

Many articles and pictures from<br />

Clubs and Units<br />

Good turnout on the Camel Coach Float<br />

at St. Marys Parade.<br />

I sure would love<br />

to see this<br />

excellent Jeepster<br />

find<br />

a good hoame<br />

with a Shriner,<br />

they are so<br />

great to see in<br />

parades, etc.<br />

Interested parties please phone<br />

for price and info.<br />

FOR<br />

Jim Thompson<br />

519-473-1709<br />

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

Pictured here is Kevin Lamoure,<br />

a resident of Tillsonburg, who was<br />

born with Spina Bifi da, and as a result<br />

has been confi ned to a wheelchair<br />

for years. Some time in the past<br />

the Tillsonburg Shrine Club helped<br />

Kevin and his parents, Bryon &<br />

Kathy by installing a shower surround<br />

with a seat so Kevin can shower on his<br />

own. Kevin has since then been proud<br />

to collect pop cans for the Shrine. The<br />

Shrine gives many Thanks to Kevin<br />

and good luck to you in the future..<br />

The Editor<br />

New Imperial Potentate<br />

George Mitchell<br />


The <strong>Mocha</strong> Offi ce is requesting a schedule of bookings<br />

from all the clubs and units of <strong>Mocha</strong> for their regular<br />

meetings, special events, etc. Our calendar is quickly<br />

fi lling up for 2011 and we want to accommodate<br />

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

Please submit your dates, times and room<br />

choices in writing by email<br />

mochashriners1@rogers.com,<br />

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

For those clubs and units that have already done so –<br />

THANK YOU!!<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 5

To join our group please call:<br />

Alan Wittet - 519-842-2944 or Roy Osmond - 519-842-8227<br />

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

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

welcome<br />

Imperial Sir<br />

George Mitchell and<br />

Lady Deanna<br />

Tuesday October 5<br />

Reception 6 PM<br />

Dinner 7 PM<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre<br />

468 Colborne St London<br />

Tickets $30 per person<br />

contact <strong>Mocha</strong> office<br />

mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

Or 519 672-1391<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 7

Nobles Steve Ricketts, Ehrhard Kuhlman,<br />

and Syd Garrenberg, taking tickets.<br />

Legion of Honor Nobles Ray Masters,<br />

Morris McKenzie, and Gerald Coaker,<br />

busy selling programs.<br />

Some happy faces.<br />

Tex Coultar, Jack McLean, and<br />

Bob Millson making the bike draw.<br />

An amazing crowd.<br />

Mark Gordon, and Chairman Jack McLean, present this proud young<br />

lady with her new bike, which was won at the Circus.<br />

Page 8 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS

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

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

Special Thanks to two great Restaurants in Port Bruce, "Shutters",<br />

and "The Pier", who keep all Pop Cans for collection by Noble<br />

Dave Harding, for the <strong>Mocha</strong> Classics.<br />

"Come and join us in Port Bruce for fine dining, and Million<br />

Dollar Views".<br />

photo submitted by Doug Newman story by Dave Harding<br />

A group of <strong>Mocha</strong> Classic brothers enjoying a summer BBQ at<br />

the home of Bob and Rose White. Many old car stories were told<br />

during a afternoon of socializing. This is one of many successful<br />

Classic functions each year.<br />

Pictured from the<br />

right with his back<br />

to us Noble<br />

Dave Harding,<br />

The Douglas's,<br />

(Shutters),<br />

Linda Brown,<br />

Ashley Hunger,<br />

and the Leggs<br />

(The Pier)<br />

The Browns, Linda is the<br />

Mother of Past Master,<br />

Jim Brown of Vienna Lodge.<br />

FRIDAY THE 13th<br />

The biggest event of the year was held at the<br />

"Oxford Manor" in Ingersol by the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Classic Car Club! Gary Munn our "live"<br />

entertainer played 50's and 60's music.<br />

Hotdogs, soft drinks, ice cream, and a<br />

delightful tour of nostalgia and new was<br />

wonderful! The oldest resident is 103.<br />

Many thanks to Lyn Lindsay and staff.<br />

Pictured is a 1957 Olds Holiday Coupe<br />

2 door, owned by Classic member<br />

Robin Lawrence.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 9

What’s Happening in the Units!<br />

Roadrunner Unit<br />

Once again the Roadrunners are up and racing about<br />

South Western Ontario streets entertaining all on lookers.<br />

This year we have already been involved in several<br />

parades with excellent unit participation. Our quaint,<br />

small vehicles seem to have their own personality which<br />

includes allowing their chains or belts to slip off at<br />

unusual times; cars starting during a warm up period but<br />

they refuse to go prior to departing on the parade route;<br />

and they even allow the odd tire to drop off. It seems that<br />

all our pre season maintenance does not guarantee all the<br />

cars will complete all of our outings.<br />

Our Roadrunner executive includes President, Noble<br />

Leon Roth; Vice President, Noble Bill Porter; Secretary,<br />

Noble Neal Ebel; Treasurer, Noble Paul Bryant; and<br />

Parade Chairman, Noble Ron McNichol, who is also<br />

Libation and Entertainment Chairman. If you are looking<br />

for a small car unit for parades please call Ron at 519 271<br />

6694 and he will endeavour to fulfill your parade request.<br />

The collage of car pictures were taken at the June<br />

Ceremonial Parade.<br />

One of our more quiet and<br />

unassuming Roadrunners is<br />

Noble Horst Koehler, who<br />

has unfortunately lost most<br />

of his sight as a result of<br />

several years of being a<br />

truck driver. He arrived in<br />

Canada in 1956 and by<br />

1963 he had become an<br />

owner truck driver. Horst is<br />

truly a jack-of-all-trades as<br />

Horst Koehler<br />

he has been a bricklayer, a steeplejack and a carpenter<br />

and he was known as a big time hunter. Apparently we<br />

are all fortunate he no longer hunts due to the fact he<br />

cannot see what he is shooting at. His mind and memory<br />

is unique as he can tell how to get from one place to<br />

another by referring to all the proper roads and highways<br />

within Ontario.<br />

He entered Blue Lodge 332 in 1986 and because of work<br />

committments and sight difficulties he became a Master<br />

Mason in 1992 which indicates how he persevered to<br />

attain his goal. He had lost most of his sight by 1992<br />

which is also the same year in which his wife passed on.<br />

Horst has one daughter, Susan, who also resides in<br />

Stratford. By 1995 Horst had become a Shriner. Noble<br />

Koehler became a member in the Motor Cycle Corps in<br />

1994, a year before he joined the Shrine. He rode in a<br />

golf cart as a pace setter and in 1998 the Unit had become<br />

the Roadrunners and he has driven in one of our lead<br />

vehicles ever since. Horst is very helpful in our pop can<br />

collecting and he is a regular participant in the weekly<br />

collection under the guidance of Noble Ron McNicol.<br />

When you come to our Avon Shrine Chicken Barbeque<br />

in the spring you will see<br />

Noble Horst Koehler standing in the working line handing<br />

out plates to our patrons with the assistance of his<br />

partner Margaret White. Whenever you need support,<br />

Horst is always there to help in any way he can.<br />

When you see us at parades drop over and chat with<br />

Horst as he has many stories to tell. Check out our<br />

Roadrunner cars and share your experiences with us and<br />

please join us in our feztivities.<br />

Submitted by Noble John Parker<br />

Clown Unit<br />

This is a picture of some of the gang at<br />

May 24 Parade in Woostock & Thamesford.<br />

Vern (sparky the camel), L .Toohey (foxxy),<br />

Jack P. (?), Harry K. (Bear), Geo A. (Dapper),<br />

The Bear (?), Norm F. (Zippy)<br />

Page 10 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS

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

Trumpet Band<br />

By the time this publication is released, we<br />

will have finished our summer season of<br />

parades and performances and will be starting<br />

our fall and Santa Claus Parades. We<br />

were blessed this year with excellent weather starting on<br />

May 1st for the Stratford BBQ followed on May 2nd when<br />

we manned the water tables for the London Races. On the<br />

May 24th weekend we did the Woodstock Parade. We participated<br />

in the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Ceremonial on June 5th in<br />

Waterloo supporting our Potentate, Illustrious Sir Barrie<br />

Snider and entertaining the new candidates during the 2nd<br />

section. Again the weather was perfect for the Stratford<br />

evening Parade on July 1st.<br />

Our band looked distinguished and sounded excellent at the<br />

Shrine Imperial Parade held in Toronto on July 6th and leading<br />

our #1 Unit were the colour party members; Bob Shiell,<br />

Keith Latter and Lloyd Elgie. By the way, this parade was<br />

taped by a proud enterprising Shriner and apparently can be<br />

seen on You Tube-<strong>Shriners</strong> Parade 2010. It was a great time<br />

even though we only went there and back the same day by<br />

bus and the reason of course was because the trip was organized<br />

by our long-time Entertainment Chairman, Ken Jenkins<br />

who, along with his indispensable ‘better half’, Marilyn and<br />

very able servers, Ann Sloman and Jack Baskey, provided<br />

the usual superb hospitality. On our return trip, Ken arranged<br />

a stop at Crabby Joe’s Restaurant in Cambridge where we<br />

spoiled ourselves with an excellent meal and lots of fun.<br />

On Sunday, July 18th at the <strong>Mocha</strong> Banquet Hall, the<br />

Trumpet Band, under the directorship of Stew Taylor, entertained<br />

about 80 guests, friends and family to help celebrate<br />

the 100th birthday of Maud Williamson, my Mother (the<br />

band Secretary/undersigned). Our <strong>Mocha</strong> in-house food<br />

service, “Delectable Eats” (519-852-7054) catered the excellent<br />

lunch and bar. Hats off to Noble Paul Hustler who graciously<br />

volunteered his competent computer skills to show<br />

Mom’s “life in pictures and music” shown continuously on<br />

the recently installed overhead video/HD television projector<br />

purchased by the Camel Coach Unit. John Lloyd, thanks<br />

again for designing a poster and a card for visitors to sign<br />

depicting photos of Mom as a 12 year junior to a 100 year<br />

senior. The guest of honour thoroughly enjoyed herself<br />

meeting old friends again and was truly overwhelmed. The<br />

Williamson family appreciated all who helped to make this a<br />

memorable occasion (especially all the picture takers!) and a<br />

big THANK YOU to the band and everyone who attended.<br />

On July 19th Ken and Marilyn Jenkins organized our annual<br />

BBQ held at the London Life Park. The weather was again<br />

in our favour so this was well attended with great food (pot<br />

luck), good friends and entertainment of course.<br />

Maud Williamson with the MTB<br />

MTB Nobles Dave Williamson, Jack Baskey & Ken<br />

Jenkins. Serving welcoming smiles & hospitality<br />

On July 31st we did the Simcoe Parade and after the parade<br />

we gathered at the Canadian Legion where we enjoyed their<br />

hospitality and refreshments. Our Director, Stew Taylor<br />

thought that as the band played so well on parade, we might<br />

as well continue to entertain the people in the Legion (which<br />

we did with enthusiasm) and the crowd loved it!<br />

Have you checked the <strong>Mocha</strong> Jewelry display recently? If<br />

you see any item that you wish to purchase take note of the<br />

number and go to the <strong>Mocha</strong> office with your order. Greg<br />

Jackson is the Chairperson for this concession and is supported<br />

by very able assistants; Don Gellatly and Stew<br />

Murdoch. This team, along with Terry Cluney, worked very<br />

hard at the sales counter during the <strong>Mocha</strong> Ceremonial<br />

where sales were quite brisk.<br />

Our declining membership due to the advancing years of<br />

many members has caused the unit to curtail many events<br />

and performances. This hasn’t deterred the Band from<br />

reaching its budget though, in dedicating funds for our children<br />

at <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals and just as importantly, funds to<br />

the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre, which<br />

continued on page 12<br />

needs continual support from all<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 11

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

Trumpet Band cont'd<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> - otherwise we will not have a base to call home.<br />

The success of the 2010 Spring Ceremonial in Waterloo was<br />

partially due to the many new <strong>Shriners</strong>, who of course are the<br />

lifeblood of our fraternity. Unfortunately however, many of<br />

these new <strong>Shriners</strong> haven’t approached any of <strong>Mocha</strong>’s<br />

excellent units who offer a wide choice of activities that will<br />

satisfy anyone’s tastes and talents … that’s what we’re all<br />

about, right?<br />

The <strong>Mocha</strong> Trumpet Band, for one, invites any Shriner who<br />

is interested to join a bunch of fun-loving nobles who love to<br />

march and play in parades and at events. We encourage you<br />

to learn or play any one of our instruments or even join our<br />

colour party. The instrument and the uniform are supplied<br />

except for your personal shirt. Now I ask you, where else<br />

can you get a deal like that for only $10 per year dues?<br />

Come and check us out on Monday evenings at the Shrine<br />

Centre commencing at 7:30pm. We will welcome you with<br />

open arms and you will be glad you did.<br />

Greeting from the North! We been havin’ here a great time<br />

this here year, doin’ about 24 parades. As you can see our<br />

Hillbilly vehicles are all loaded to the hilt, bringin’ smiles and<br />

sharin’ the need for our children.<br />

On occasion we dun had a<br />

bit of fun with a few<br />

escapin’ to Pittsburg for an<br />

absolutely tremendous<br />

convention. Them there<br />

Hilbillys were puttin’ on<br />

such good vittles that some<br />

of the Mommas invited us<br />

Hillbillys to join them for<br />

the Ladies Luncheon. As<br />

you can see we was havin’<br />

a great time.<br />

We sure hopin’ that all you<br />

other Clans can have as<br />

much fun as what us<br />

Hillbillys in Clan #59, and Outhouses 1, 3&4 seem to be<br />

havin’ in the fund raisin’ we been doin’. This here year we<br />

dun raised over $60,000 for the Hospitals.<br />

May the G.A.O.T.U. be always with you in your travels. And<br />

iffin’ you ever be wantin’ to join us check out our website for<br />

our scheduled events.<br />

http://hillbilly59ontario.tripod.com/hillbillyclan59londonontario/<br />

Cuzzin’ Ron Cripps<br />

Past Potentate, Owen Coles (and cymbal player extraordinaire)<br />

has obtained epaulettes for members to wear on the<br />

shoulders of their shirts and these give an added appeal to<br />

our uniform.<br />

And speaking about this notable Noble, Owen is still in contact<br />

with our Mexican resident member, Graham Paull and<br />

his wife, Sheila about making plans for the MTB trip to<br />

Mexico in February/March 2012. This time, the invitation is<br />

open to all non-MTB members to join us. Be sure to mark<br />

this time period on your calendar and contact Owen at 1-519-<br />

654-0117 if you are interested in going or would like more<br />

information.<br />

Whenever or wherever we meet, don’t forget to learn the<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> song, “Everywhere You Go, Sunshine Follows<br />

You”<br />

We look forward to meeting you and hearing you sing along<br />

with us.<br />

Noble Dave Williamson, Secretary<br />

Hillbilly Clan #59 Greeters Unit<br />

On Sat. July 10/2010 the Greeters Unit and their<br />

Ladies attended the 12th. annual B.B.Q., at the<br />

lovely home,garden, and party room of President<br />

Noble Ken Hill,and his Marion.<br />

The Ladies provided a delicious buffet, and Noble<br />

Keith Hoggard, our Chef Extraordinaire produced<br />

some great steaks.<br />

Since our last submission to the <strong>Mocha</strong> News we<br />

are all very sorry to report the passing of Noble<br />

Dave Hopper, he will be greatly missed.<br />

Submitted by Noble Steve Ricketts.<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Greeters at their<br />

12th annual BBQ<br />

The Greeters Unit wish<br />

to congratulate Pres.<br />

Ken Hill and Lady<br />

Marion, and wish them<br />

all the best on the<br />

occasion of their 60th<br />

Wedding Anniversary.<br />

Page 12 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS

What’s Happening in the Units!<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Desert Rats<br />

The <strong>Mocha</strong> Desert Rats Compete<br />

On Monday, July 5, 2010 the International Motor Corp<br />

held their Annual Competition at Humber College in<br />

Toronto. The Desert Rats were happy to compete in the<br />

Drill and Obstacle Course. The Drill went well in nine<br />

minutes forty five seconds (under 10 minute limit) and<br />

than they competed in the Obstacle Course which was<br />

much simpler than the Great Lakes Course. Scott Petrie<br />

and Geoff Clays had the two lowest times and combined<br />

won the first place trophy. At the Awards Banquet held<br />

in the evening at the Holiday Inn East the trophies were<br />

awarded and the Desert Rats also got first in the Drill.<br />

Good time was had by all. On Tuesday afternoon the<br />

Desert Rats participated in the parade down University<br />

Ave in downtown Toronto. The Desert Rats were proud<br />

to be part of the ten thousand <strong>Shriners</strong> at the Imperial<br />

Convention in 2010.<br />

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

Punch Bug, No Punch Back! How many times have we<br />

heard that phrase as we drive down the streets or in<br />

parades? Hello and greetings from the Nobles of the<br />

"Love Bugs".<br />

We have had a fairly busy year in 2010 and have been<br />

involved in the following parades earning money for the<br />

Shriner's Hospitals:<br />

May 24th - Woodstock and Thamesford; June 5th -<br />

Spring Ceremonial in Waterloo, June 25th - Thamesville,<br />

July 1st - Delaware and Chatham, July 2nd St. Mary's,<br />

July 6th Imperial in Toronto, <strong>August</strong> 6th - Bothwell and<br />

<strong>August</strong> 21st Leamington. We are looking forward to the<br />

fall and Santa Clause parades. Ingersoll is confirmed for<br />

November 20th.<br />

July 28th was the Shrine Cruise Night in Aylmer and a<br />

few Love Bugs attended. Thanks go to Roy Pickard for<br />

Woodstock Clown<br />

Unit<br />

At the Woodstock<br />

Shrine Circus.<br />

Foxxy (Larry Toohey)<br />

helpers Harry,<br />

Norm, Keith, Vern<br />

- Clown Members.<br />

Pictured from left to right - Borus Melynk, Rod<br />

Willoughby, Geoff Clays, Woody Woodward, President<br />

International Motor Corp., Bob Kriter, Ken Gilders,<br />

Scott Petrie and Glenn Chesney.<br />

his organizational<br />

skills<br />

for all the<br />

cruise nights<br />

for the Aylmer<br />

shrine club.<br />

We were all Here we are all set for<br />

saddened by<br />

the passing of<br />

Imperial Shrine Parade in Toronto.<br />

Harry Gordon a long time member of our Unit.<br />

We are always looking for new members, so check us out<br />

on www.lovebugs.ca or contact Ross Crawford<br />

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

at 519-773-5526.<br />

Noble Bob Shier<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 13

What’s Happening in the Units!<br />

Whispering Sands of the<br />

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

The big event in this issue of the <strong>Mocha</strong> News is of course<br />

the 2010 <strong>Mocha</strong> Spring Ceremonial held in Waterloo on June<br />

4th and 5th. Above left, Potentate, Illustrious Sir Barry<br />

Snider receiving the Oriental Band donation of some $6,000<br />

from I.P. President Al Yates and Oriental Band President Bill<br />

Butcher. The donation was shared: - $1,000 to the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Shrine Patient Transportation Fund $1,000 - <strong>Shriners</strong> Erie<br />

Hospital for Children; $2500 – MSPOTS and $1,500 -<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> General Operations Fund.<br />

Picture on the right. Budding Potentate, (2012), Assistant<br />

Rabban, Dave Fickling, applauding the $565,000 total contribution<br />

and the news that the $1M pledge to the MSPOTS<br />

is now paid in full 1-1/2 years ahead of the Shrine commitment.<br />

On Parade Thamesville Threshing Festival<br />

June 25th only 18<br />

souls of the desert<br />

turned out for the<br />

Festival and our<br />

new recruit, Brad<br />

Fickling, the Son<br />

of Dave, was<br />

thrown into the<br />

ring for his first<br />

parade and with no experience, practice or rehearsal, donned<br />

the big drum and did remarkably well in the front line, he can<br />

march too. See you potential recruits, it’s so easy, the remaining<br />

Band will drown out any fault.<br />

The Band attended the Parkhill Sesquicentennial Parade on<br />

July 31st. The local Legion, as usual, provided a very welcome<br />

lunch and with it the usual suds.<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 />

2nd; London Santa Claus Parade, November 13th; The<br />

Banting Christmas Fantasy Show, November 19th. And<br />

Parkhill Santa Clause Parade, November 28th.<br />

The 2010 Imperial in Toronto was well represented by the<br />

Band, The heavenly music entertained tens of thousands lining<br />

Toronto’s Bay Street, yes, even Her Majesty Queen<br />

Elizabeth and the Prime Minister as well as the Governor<br />

General must have had a glimpse of the <strong>Mocha</strong> Oriental<br />

Band members ready to parade as we stood among the<br />

crowed. The pictures taken at the seen revealed only the<br />

Queens hat and so are not produced here, however we do<br />

have the proof we were in the vicinity as a picture of the<br />

Legislator appears in the background of the group picture.<br />

Well done my true and trusty Bandsmen.<br />

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

London Oriental<br />

Band is forever in<br />

need of new<br />

youngish members.<br />

If you are 60<br />

but feel like 40,<br />

can walk or blow<br />

or do both together,<br />

don’t belong to<br />

another Unit or<br />

would like a<br />

change, then you are for us. There is no need to have a musical<br />

background as we will teach you to play the kind of<br />

music we promote. We have a great deal of fun, travel with<br />

our Ladies and above all, we delight the public with our<br />

entertaining mode. How about it fellows, we are about 60<br />

strong but many can no longer walk or blow but still enjoy<br />

our company. Call the President NOW Noble Bill Butcher<br />

or his wife Sally at 519-657-5100.<br />

Article by Noble Charlie Crow<br />



Upcoming events at the time of writing, are quite numerous,<br />

beginning with the Annual Golf Tournament, <strong>August</strong> 15th;<br />

September 5th. Port Rowan Parade; September 5th. Thorndale<br />

Fair, September 25th; Fall Ceremonial – Strathroy, October<br />

Please have<br />

everything<br />

submitted by .... NOV. 20<br />

Page 14 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS


Stratford-on-Avon Shrine Club<br />

On June 9 the Stratford on Avon Shrine Club made a<br />

donation of $5700 to London’s Health Foundation<br />

which is part of the Telemedicine Project that involves<br />

all of <strong>Mocha</strong>. Every year The Stratford on Avon Shrine<br />

Club sells draw tickets to help raise money for children<br />

requiring medical attention. This Ticket Draw coincides<br />

with our annual Stratford on Avon Shrine Chicken<br />

Barbeque which was held on May 1. The Draw Tickets<br />

provide 7 winners; one of a $1000, 1 of $500 and 5 of<br />

$100 but the biggest winners are the children who benefit<br />

from the remaining proceeds and this is where our<br />

donation will be appropriately put to work.<br />

The adjoining picture features, on the left, Cameron<br />

O’Keefe from the Health Foundation, behind the<br />

cheque is Club President Doug Richardson, on the right<br />

Past President Wayne Smith. In the second row on the<br />

left is James “Sandy” McTavish, Vice President and to<br />

Strathroy <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

About the Trip and Donation.<br />

Approximately thirty (30) local <strong>Shriners</strong> and wives took<br />

a bus tour to Montreal, May 15, 2010. Part of the tour<br />

includes a tour of the Canadian <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for<br />

Children and the making of a charitable contribution of<br />

$40,000 marking the 40th anniversary of the Strathocha<br />

Shrine Club. The Bus tour was conceived for the purpose<br />

of the experience of seeing the result of our philanthropy<br />

and countless volunteer hours.<br />

A Contribution of $40,000 for our 40th anniversary<br />

represents one thousand dollars for each year the<br />

Strathocha Shrine club has been in existence. We opted<br />

to fund equipment to be used for histomorphological<br />

research. This donation was designed to have an impact<br />

without causing budgetary reductions and also enabling<br />

a further $40,000 to complete the acquisition of new<br />

equipment supporting this research program.<br />

his right is Ticket Chairman Fred Barnes. In the third<br />

row on the left is Steve Albasel and to his right is Bruce<br />

Davis, Club Treasurer.<br />

Submitted by Noble John Parker<br />

Strathocha Donates $40,000 for Histomorphometry Equipment & Research<br />

international system, the Canadian <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital<br />

budget is in the order of 20M$, and operates at no cost<br />

to the patient or their guardians, in terms of care and<br />

transportation. A significant portion of our revenue<br />

comes from the many fundraising ventures of <strong>Shriners</strong>,<br />

all volunteers. Examples of Shrine fundraising are the<br />

current Vidalia Onions sales as well as other products<br />

and events over the course of the year.<br />

If you know of a child that may benefit from any of<br />

our hospitals contact any Shriner or phone 1-800-361-<br />

7256 or 1-514-842-4464.<br />

From Left to Right:<br />

Celine Doray:<br />

Directrice Generale,<br />

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

for Children<br />

Montreal, Dr.<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> operate a system of twenty-two (22) hospitals Robert Drummond:<br />

for children, providing Paediatric Orthopaedic and President, Board of Governers, SHC-Canada, Dr. Frank<br />

burns speciality care, based on research, teaching and Rauch: Director of Clinical Laboratories, <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

very specialized medical technology.<br />

Hospital for Children, Professor of Pediatrics at McGill<br />

Shrine hospitals enjoy very low administration costs University, Dr. Francis Glorieux: OC, MD, PhD,<br />

because of 100% volunteer commitment of <strong>Shriners</strong>. <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital for Children Professor of Surgery,<br />

Audits have shown efficiency rates of the hospital char- Paediatrics and Human Genetics, McGill University the<br />

ity program in the range of 94% to 96%. This efficiency Faculty of Medicine, McGill, Richard Barkley:<br />

yields funds to the Hospitals in the most expedient and President, Strathocha Shrine Club, Bill Bossons: Charter<br />

effective manner. One of twenty-two hospitals in the Member, Strathocha Shrine Club.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 15


Waterloo S.C. Lambton Shrine Club<br />

The clan cooked what for lunch?<br />

This way Wally<br />

Always room for one more<br />

Members of Outhouse discuss how<br />

much green paint needed to repaint<br />

the Strathoca trailer<br />

A few pictures of you fellas having the<br />

time of your lives of The 2010 Lambton<br />

Shrine Club's Annual Golf Tournament.<br />

It's always a pleasure<br />

seeing you!<br />

Lambton SC Motor Corps<br />

It is with great sadness, and regret, that we announce the passing of<br />

Noble Robert "Bob" Murray, who passed at Bluewater Health Center<br />

on Monday June 28th/10 in his 69th. year. He was the beloved husband<br />

of Donna (Taylor) Murray, and Father of a son Todd, and a daughter<br />

Krista, and proud grandfather of Hudson, Liam, and Payton. Noble<br />

Bob was a member of <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Center, Lambton Shrine Club<br />

Sarnia, Victoria Lodge No. 56 and the Scottish Rite. Bob loved the<br />

Motor Corps, and though he didn't scoot<br />

in and out in one of the Mini cars, he<br />

always brought up the rear, in his shiny<br />

Corvette or streamlined Mustang, and<br />

was happy to give a ride to those who<br />

broke down. Our heartfelt sympathy and<br />

condolences are extended to his family.<br />

Page 16 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS


Cambridge Shrine Club<br />

On a cold morning in early June Cambridge Shrine Club welcomed<br />

the public to Danny the Barber's shop in downtown<br />

Cambridge for a ClipaThon. Danny cut hair all day long, and<br />

raised over $600, all of which was donated to Shrine Hospitals.<br />

Pictured here receiving<br />

a Hundred Million<br />

Dollar Club Certificate<br />

are L-R Noble Chester<br />

McComb, Danny, and<br />

Noble Ken Simpson<br />

Stratford-on-Avon Shrine Club<br />

Since becoming President in January, which was plagued<br />

by an evening snowstorm, Doug Richardson and his<br />

executive have been kept very active. On March 4 at an<br />

Executive Meeting there was $2500 donated to the<br />

Children’s Health Foundation. On April 22 we had our<br />

Illustrious Potentate, Barry Snider with his Divan, visit<br />

us for fun, fellowship and dinner at the ANAF Hall in<br />

Stratford.<br />

On Saturday, May 1, a milestone was reached by our<br />

Stratford on Avon Shrine Club. They held their major<br />

fund raiser, their fabulous Chicken BBQ Dinner in<br />

Stratford’s RBC Center, for their 50th consecutive year.<br />

Noble Dave Shearer has been the event’s<br />

coordinator for some time and said this<br />

year’s dinner fed over 1400 patrons. This<br />

year saw the addition of a 50/50 draw<br />

which was conducted by Noble Paul<br />

McNaughton and Noble Steve Albasel<br />

and a silent auction which was organized<br />

by Noble Allan Stewart, Noble Don<br />

Wilson and Noble Fred Barnes. Both<br />

additions were well accepted and very<br />

successful. Several of our club shriners<br />

worked in the food line, in the take out<br />

food section and in the beverage department<br />

or where ever service was required.<br />

Musical entertainment was provided by<br />

the <strong>Mocha</strong> Trumpet Band under the leadership<br />

of Director Stew Taylor and by the<br />

Stratford Police Pipe Band under the<br />

leadership of Pipe Major Dave Nickel.<br />

The collage of photos, which are adjoin-<br />

Danny on duty on that special day.<br />

ing this article, were taken at our Chicken BBQ Dinner.<br />

Can you recognize any of the local supporters or participants?<br />

The fourth Thursday of each month is set aside for our<br />

dinner meetings and they rotate among several locations<br />

from St. Marys, Tavistock, Stratford, Milverton to<br />

Mitchell. All Shrine members are welcome to join us,<br />

all we ask is that you call our President at (519) 284<br />

3546 so that location directions can be explained.<br />

Whatever the Shrine cause, as President Doug<br />

Richardson states, “Wear your Fez with pride”.<br />

Submitted by Noble John Parker<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 17

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

Classics....<br />

On behalf of the North<br />

America Railway Hall<br />

of Fame, I would<br />

like to express our<br />

appreciation for those members of<br />

your club who participated in our<br />

annual Strawberry Social, here<br />

in St. Thomas, on Saturday, June<br />

19, 2010. Having the classic cars<br />

added tremendously to the success<br />

of our event, as many people enjoy<br />

viewing these classic cars. A special<br />

thank you all members of The<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Classics who participated,<br />

in our event.<br />

We look forward to continuing<br />

our partnership with you at future<br />

events held at the Canada Southern<br />

Railway Station.<br />



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Suspensions NOT deaths are the number one Shrine membership problem.<br />

10 reasons for not paying their dues by recently suspended Nobles:<br />

• Economic conditions<br />

• Info sent to wrong address no updates given<br />

• Old age / bad health<br />

• Lost interest reluctance to accept change<br />

• Lack of fellowship lack of family events<br />

• No one listens to my ideas and suggestions<br />

• Programs are outdated<br />

• Misunderstandings hard feelings bad egos<br />

• Failed to provide value lack of leadership<br />

• Only time I am contacted is when you are soliciting funds<br />

This is telling us that the Nobles did not receive the benefi ts that were promised<br />

when they joined. If you know of a Noble who has been suspended or demitted<br />

– call him and ask him what we can do to make him feel welcome again or let<br />

us know and member of the membership committee can contact him. We want<br />

to try to get him back into Shrinedom.<br />

Harry Hewbank Aylmer 519-773-7147<br />

Chris Bradley Waterloo 519-496-3499 christopher_s_bradley@yahoo.com<br />

Shayne Eldridge London 519-668-7209 sh2ldrdg@gmail.com<br />

John Parker Stratford 519-273-7568<br />

The membership committee and the Illustrious Sir will be putting on a presentation<br />

in Simcoe lodge on Tuesday September 14.<br />

Please mark October 2nd on your calendar for the fall Ceremonial in<br />

Strathroy<br />

We need new Nobles – get your applications out – contact brethren from your<br />

lodges. Shrine club and unit members are our best membership salesmen – they<br />

are the Nobles that are active and excited about the Shrine. This is important,<br />

let’s make it happen.<br />

Harry Hewbank Membership Chairman<br />

Here is a draw ticket we received from Mrs. Yvonne Hall of<br />

Aurora, Ontario ,depicting a "Grand Band Concert" at the<br />

Armouries with several prizes available for lucky buyers. Note<br />

the list of prizes for only a QUARTER!<br />

Wouldn't you have liked to have won the brand new<br />

Terraplane Sedan? (Especially if you kept it in your garage<br />

until today!) The sellers did well too!<br />

Page 18 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS

Board Chairman Elected to Imperial Divan;<br />

Erie Hospital Moving Ahead With New Plans<br />

At this year’s Imperial Session held in Toronto, Wayne<br />

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

Hospitals for Children® - Erie, was elected to the<br />

Imperial Divan (Imperial Outer Guard). As a result of<br />

this election, Thomas M. Foose, Jr. (Jaffa <strong>Shriners</strong>)<br />

will take over as Board Chairman. The new Board Vice<br />

Chairman is Jeffrey Stephenson (Zem Zem <strong>Shriners</strong>)<br />

who had been serving as Board treasurer. The new Treasurer<br />

is Robert Anderson (Damascus <strong>Shriners</strong>). Robert<br />

Lee (Moslem <strong>Shriners</strong>) will remain in his position as<br />

Board Secretary.<br />

Also at this year’s Imperial Session, the Joint Boards<br />

voted to endorse the phase one renovations at the Erie<br />

hospital and to move ahead with the new Allied Pediatric<br />

Health initiative.<br />

This means that the hospital will be moving ahead with<br />

its plans to transition to an ambulatory surgical facility.<br />

As that transition occurs, the second fl oor of the building<br />

will be renovated to house a new entity designed<br />

to deliver pediatric sub-specialty medical care not currently<br />

available in Erie.<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children® - Erie, along with<br />

Hamot Medical Center and other Eriecommunity partners,<br />

has created Allied Pediatric Health of Erie (APH),<br />

a non-profi t entity which is working to identify pediatric<br />

sub-specialty needs and coordinate those medical<br />

services in the region through clinics to be established<br />

at the Erie <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital. At the same time and independent<br />

of APH, the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital will continue to<br />

provide comprehensive pediatric orthopedic services.<br />

Currently, there are 64 community members serving on<br />

a steering committee and several subcommittees who<br />

are analyzing data and focusing on such issues as alignment<br />

of services, access to pediatric sub-specialty care<br />

and scope of services. By working with regional medical<br />

partners in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo, APH<br />

hopes to bring a variety of pediatric sub-specialists to<br />

Erie to see patients here for related medical care. This<br />

endeavor will make access to pediatric sub-specialty<br />

care easier and more convenient for parents who are<br />

now forced to travel long distances to receive this type<br />

of care for their children.<br />

For additional information, contact:<br />

Bob Howden (814) 875-8782<br />

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

An Update for our Temple Affi liates Erie, PA<br />

July 2010<br />

New Physicians Join Staff At<br />

Erie <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital<br />

Patrick Bosch, M.D, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon,<br />

has begun seeing patients at <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for<br />

Children® - Erie.<br />

Dr. Bosch, recently joined the medical staff at Children’s<br />

Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of the University<br />

of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and did his residency<br />

at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition,<br />

he completed fellowships at Texas Scottish Rite<br />

Hospital for Children, Dallas, and Starship Hospital in<br />

Auckland, New Zealand.<br />

Dr. Bosch is the second pediatric orthopaedic surgeon<br />

from Children’s Hospital to begin working at the Erie<br />

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

In May, James W. Roach, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic<br />

surgeon at Children’s Hospital and former Chief of<br />

Staff of <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children® - Salt Lake<br />

City, began seeing patients at the Erie hospital. Dr.<br />

Roach is the current president of POSNA, the Pediatric<br />

Orthopaedic Society of North America.<br />

The addition of these two pediatric orthopaedic surgeons<br />

from Children’s Hospital, combined with the talented<br />

physicians already on staff at <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals<br />

for Children® - Erie, gives patients access to some of<br />

the fi nest pediatric physicians in the country.<br />

Wheelchair Basketball Program Gets Underway<br />

at Hospital<br />

The annual summer Wheelchair Basketball program is<br />

underway at <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children® - Erie,<br />

with games scheduled for Wednesdays through Aug.<br />

11. Any child who has been a patient at the Erie hospital<br />

is invited to play. Wheelchairs are provided and team<br />

Tshirts are give to all players.<br />

The games are held on the basketball court behind the<br />

hospital and are under the direction of Kristen Maguire,<br />

child life specialist, and Parent/Coach Tom Markley. In<br />

addition, many volunteers including staff and people<br />

from the community, help make this annual program a<br />

big success.<br />

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

2010 HONOUREES<br />

for the<br />


Page 20 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS



Members of the Strachocha Shrine Club attended<br />

the annual Strathroy “Turkeyfest” with<br />

their highly successful Vidalia Onion Relish<br />

and Vidalia Onion Chow-Chow. They sold<br />

a combined 22 cases of product in the 2 1/2<br />

day event, raising considerable profi ts for their<br />

Club.<br />

For information on how you can take advantage<br />

of this fund raiser for your Club, Unit or<br />

Lodge contact Noble Rick Collier at 519-245-<br />

3625. We supply the product, and the Kiosk<br />

......... we even guarantee the sales.<br />

Sahib <strong>Shriners</strong> Sarasota Florida Potentates Ball Feb. 2010.<br />

L-R Illustrious Sir Paul Shillington, and Lady Carole,<br />

Sahib Potentate Ill. Sir Don Vox, and Lady Carol,<br />

Blenheim Shrine Club Noble Jim Rodger, and Lady Janet.<br />

Ill. Sir Paul Shillington<br />

escorting Deputy Imperial<br />

Sir (now Imperial Sir)<br />

George A. Mitchell and<br />

Lady Deanna, to their<br />

table, at Sahib's<br />

Potentate's Ball.<br />

Included amongst the 350<br />

attendees were Imperial<br />

Potentate Jack H. Jones,<br />

and Imperial Marshall<br />

Gary J. Bergenske.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 21

We Welcome the Newest Nobles to <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple<br />

Please make these Nobles proud to be a member of our Temple<br />

Candidates<br />

Spring 2010<br />

Kevin Banfi eld<br />

Harry Bishop<br />

John Blakemore<br />

Paul Boreham<br />

Taylor Brown<br />

David Cameron<br />

Ron Collis<br />

David Creed<br />

Ralph Dekker<br />

Shahzada Farooq<br />

Michael Faust<br />

Brad Fickling<br />

Les Hammell<br />

Joseph Hedberg<br />

Victor Hetherington<br />

Stephen Hume<br />

James Jones<br />

Daniel Lampman<br />

James Law<br />

David Leverette<br />

Benjamin Lobaton<br />

Adam MacDonnell<br />

Dave MacDonnell<br />

Donald McNichol<br />

Stephen McQuade<br />

Paul Mellor<br />

Barry Mitton<br />

Dmytro Nebor<br />

Robert Neville<br />

Larry Nuttall<br />

Steven Pocock<br />

Allan Poolton<br />

John Robinson<br />

Terry Ronald<br />

Adam Saska<br />

Robert Searles<br />

Michael Shackelton<br />

Kyle Sleightholm<br />

Keith Stiles<br />

Robert Thornton<br />

Jefferey Vandewyngaerde<br />

John Walden<br />

William Wallace<br />

Peter Winter<br />

Page 22 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS


presents BANJOMANIA October 30, 2010 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br />


Featuring: Ernie May, Ukelettes,<br />

Dixie 5 Jazz Band, Dave Robinson,<br />

Eric Mainwaring, Windsor Banjos,<br />

Roy Hill, Mel Collie, Alexander<br />

Shahviri, Gerry Stephenson, Piccadilly<br />

Banjos, Bill Cox and Bill Stewart<br />

CONTACT:<br />




BANGHART EDWIN T St Thomas<br />

BEATON MERVYN C London<br />


BOYCE STANLEY G London<br />

CADWALLADER R A Sarnia<br />

DEANE WILLIAM G London<br />

ELLIOTT BURTON E Kincardine<br />

FIELD JOHN J Ridgetown<br />


GATES JOHN C Listowel<br />


GOODWIN BERT W Elmira<br />


We Cherish Their Memories<br />

ADMISSION $5<br />

HAYNES MORLEY C London<br />

HILEY JOHN Simcoe<br />

HOLBORN NORMAN H St Thomas<br />

HOLMES KENNETH Waterloo<br />

HOOKER THOMAS F WoodsLee<br />

JAMES LYLE F Sarnia<br />

JONES CHARLES D Windsor<br />

LEWIS CECIL H Lucan<br />


MACBRIDE ROBERT R Port Rowan<br />

MCCAW WILLIAM H Sarnia<br />

MURRAY ROBERT J Sarnia<br />

NEVILL A. BASIL Straffordville<br />

PATTERSON SHIRLEY G Wallaceburg<br />

PLAUNT DONALD X Chatham<br />

ROPER NORMAN Waterloo<br />

SHANNON BRUCE P London<br />

TABER ALLEN E Tillsonburg<br />

WELLS ELGIN A St Thomas<br />

WHITELAW GEORGE C Kitchener<br />

WILKIE JAMES M London<br />


Rick McLeod<br />

Consultant<br />

Business<br />

Directory<br />



Stay on and enjoy <strong>Mocha</strong>'s<br />

beautiful dining facilities...<br />

Dining Reservations recommended:<br />

Call Dimitri - 519-672-2043<br />


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br />

and 5:00 p.m. - ??<br />

Bill Cox 519-204-2415 megavox@live.ca<br />

Bill Stewart 519-434-0570 fl yinscot@hotmail.com<br />

Gerry Stephenson 519-471-9082 glstephenson@sympatico.ca<br />

519-860-6682 cell<br />

519-673-4544 bus<br />

rick.mcleod@investorsgroup.com<br />

www.investorsgroup.com/consult/rick.mcleod<br />

8-605 Newbold St.<br />

London Ont.<br />

N6E 2T7<br />


Gary Penn<br />

Tel: (519) 681-2153<br />

Fax: (519) 681-2016<br />

midwestmed@rogers.com<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 23

THAN K<br />

BRAUSS W E<br />

Dallas<br />


Caledonia<br />


Sault Ste Marie<br />


Creve Coeur<br />


Powell<br />


London<br />


Mount Forest<br />


Windsor<br />


St Thomas<br />


Waterloo<br />


Vicksburg<br />

YOU<br />

This morning my 7 month old<br />

son and I were playing and<br />

I realized I wanted to extend<br />

warmest (belated) thanks to the<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Group of London who<br />

gave their time on Christmas Day<br />

Morning in 2009 to bring Christmas<br />

spirit to the families of kids<br />

staying at Childrens Hospital<br />

that day! We appreciate your<br />

good will and generosity to the<br />

community.<br />

Our son was only 2 days old and<br />

staying on the childrens fl oor on<br />

Christmas Day. It was an overwhelming<br />

time for our family,<br />

both staying in the hospital and<br />

also missing our families and<br />

Christmas gatherings in order to<br />

stay close to our son. It was a<br />

real treat to hear the wonderful<br />

Lost in the Desert<br />

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

If you have an address, please advise the office.<br />


La Salle<br />


London<br />


Brantford<br />


Ingersoll<br />


Chatham<br />


Mithcell<br />


Ripley<br />


Cutler<br />


London<br />


London<br />


Tillsonburg<br />

Christmas music the band played<br />

and also having Santa come right<br />

up to see our son.<br />

I can tell you my son enjoys each<br />

and every item that he received<br />

from Santa that day - the handmade<br />

blankets and sweaters, the<br />

great kids toys and animals. The<br />

gifts you gave were super, but the<br />

cheer you brought to our family<br />

that day meant so much and we<br />

can't thank you enough for giving<br />

of your time and sharing it with<br />

us. Although my son will not have<br />

memories of that time, my husband<br />

and I will always remember<br />

our presence fondly. We plan on<br />

telling our son about this when<br />

he is a little older and hope to be<br />

stewards of goodwill to the community<br />

in some way as you and<br />

your organization do each day.<br />

Thank You<br />

The Fleming Family<br />


London<br />


Canmore<br />


London<br />


St Thomas<br />


London<br />


London<br />


London<br />


London<br />


Plasttsville<br />


Sarnia<br />

New Noble<br />

Paul Mellor is one of our new<br />

candidates but was initiated into Gizeh<br />

Temple where his brother Dan is a<br />

member.<br />

Page 24 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS


50 year members shown with<br />

Potentate Ill. Sir Barry Snider<br />

and Recorder Jeff Brown.<br />

These fi ne Nobles received their 25 year member pins, if<br />

you know any of them please give them your congratulations.<br />

(If you look real close you may even see your News Editor)<br />

William Anderson,<br />

George Arlein,<br />

Keith Askew, Jack<br />

Atkinson, John Ayling,<br />

Willliam Bernath,<br />

Fred Badr,<br />

Brent Bamford,<br />

Ron Bartlett, Renald<br />

Boutin, David<br />

Bridgeman, Wayne<br />

Brown, Jerry Buono,<br />

David Charette,<br />

Ronald Clark, Dennis<br />

Cook, Kevin<br />

Cook, Neil Cowley,<br />

Ronald Craig, Robert<br />

Cresswell, Morris<br />

Croome, John<br />

Devries, Ken Dewar,<br />

Dennis Dickson, Harutyun Dokmecian, Fraser Downey, Gary<br />

Eagleson, Terry Element, Jack Fenton, James Fisher, Lawrence<br />

Fletcher, Wallter Fletcher, Ron Gardner, John Gates, Allan Graystone,<br />

Stephen Greer, Colin Grier, John Gurd, Fred Haberer, JW<br />

Hague, David Hamilton, David Hanly, Henry Harris, Lyle Havens,<br />

James Hawryluk, Mark Hayward, Steve Hearn, Don Hendrick,<br />

Richard Henley, Gene Hirt, Fred Hoffner, Richard Hollingsworth,<br />

Ken Hord, John Horkits, James Houze, Stewart Irving, Greg Jackson,<br />

Roy Jewel, Clifford Johnston, Ivor Johnstone, Fred Kallioski,<br />

Terry Kemp, Sydney Kemsley, Quinton King, Franklin King, Clairmonte<br />

Lashley, Robert Leniuk, James Livingston, Ron Livingston,<br />

Richard Lynn, Howard Marr, Wilson McBeath, Bernard McCann,<br />

Doug McConnell, Warren McGrady, Don McPhail, Bryan Meyer,<br />

Hubert Mills, George Mitchell, Blake Moody, Wilbert Newitt, William<br />

O'Neil, John Parker, Robert Patchett, Gary Philip, Richard<br />

Philip, Bill Phillips, Lawrence Pocock, Dean Radloff, Fred Redman,<br />

Edward Reeves, Robert Reid, Giovanni Ricciardelli, Don<br />

Roberts, Roger Rogers, Peter Ross, Wayne Rowe, John Rozeluk,<br />

Matthew Schafer, Murray Scherman, Clarance Shaw, Emery Silverthorn,<br />

Arthur Simpson, Donald Slater, Robert Smith, Robert<br />

Sneddon, Murray Stephens, William Summers, George Tarcea,<br />

Karl Vongardony, Michael Wallace, James Walsh, Leslie Wardlaw,<br />

Don Warner, David Watkins, Reginald Webb, Kenneth Westlake,<br />

Fred Williams, Donald Wilson, Kevin Wilson.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 25

MOCHA<br />


October 1 & 2, 2010<br />

Strathroy<br />

Friday October 1<br />

Deli Buffet Meet & Greet<br />

Strathocha Shrine Centre 15 Centre Street<br />

6 PM—? PM $15 per person<br />

Saturday October 2<br />

Welcome Breakfast<br />

Strathocha Shrine Centre 15 Centre Street<br />

6:30—8:30 AM $5.99 per person<br />

Ladies Luncheon<br />

St Johns Anglican Church 34 Head St<br />

11 AM—1 PM $25 per person<br />

Men’s lunch<br />

Gemini grounds ( behind SDCI)<br />

12 noon —1 PM $10 per person<br />

To reserve your tickets contact<br />

Noble Jim Peddenn<br />

jimpedden@yahoo.ca 519-245-3120<br />

OR <strong>Mocha</strong> office mochashriners@rogers.com 519 672-1391<br />

Cheques payable to Strathocha Shrine Club<br />

MOCHA<br />


October 1 & 2, 2010<br />

Strathroy<br />

Friday October 1 Strathocha Shrine Club 15 Centre St<br />

Deli Buffet _________ @ $15 person ___________<br />

Saturday October 2<br />

Saturday breakfast __________ @ $5.99 person_________<br />

Ladies luncheon ___________@ $25 person __________<br />

Men’s lunch _______________@ $10 person__________<br />

To reserve your tickets contact<br />

Noble Jim Peddenn<br />

jimpedden@yahoo.ca 519-245-3120<br />

OR<br />

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

468 Colborne Street London ON N6B 2T3<br />

mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

519 672-1391<br />

Cheques payable to Strathocha Shrine Club<br />

Map of<br />

Strathroy<br />

Friday October 1 Shrine Club 15 Centre St Strathroy<br />

6:00 – 10 PM Meet & Greet Deli buffett<br />

LEGEND<br />

X St John Evangelist Church<br />

(34 Head St N)<br />

X Shrine Hall (15 Centre St)<br />

S Strathroy District Collegiate<br />

Institute/Shrine Ceremonial<br />

(623 Adair Blvd)<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Fall Ceremonial 2010<br />


Saturday October 2 All events at the<br />

Strathroy District Collegiate Institute unless indicated otherwise<br />

6:30—8:30 AM Breakfast Shrine club 15 Centre St<br />

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Candidates Registration Room 184<br />

8:30 – 9:00 Candidates Presentation Room 184<br />

8:30 – 9:00 Divan meeting Room 140<br />

9:00 – 11:00 Temple Opening<br />

Memorial / Donations Room 128<br />

(ALL welcome)<br />

11:00 - 1:00 Ladies Lunch & tour St Johns Anglican Hall<br />

11:00 – 12 noon 1 st Section (members only) Room 128<br />

12 – 1:00 PM Member’s lunch Gemini grounds<br />

1:00 – 1:45 Parade line-up Front St<br />

1:45 – 2:30 Parade Downtown Strathroy<br />

2:30 – 3:30 Afterglow (members only) Room 181<br />

3:30 – 4:30 2 nd Section (members only) Room 181<br />

5:00 – 5:30 Fezzing St Johns Anglican Hall<br />

5:30 – 7:00 Wine / Cheese St Johns Anglican Hall<br />

Page 26 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS<br />

Walkers Dr<br />

Parade Route<br />

Staging Area<br />

81<br />

Published by:<br />

Planning & Economic Development, County of Middlesex<br />

399 Ridout St N, London, ON N6A 2P1<br />

519.434.7321<br />

July 2010<br />


Greeting Nobles:<br />

First off I would like to thank all of the Nobles and<br />

Units who attended the Imperial Parade in Toronto in<br />

support of Ill Sir Snider and <strong>Mocha</strong>. With the help and<br />

perseverance of all present we had and excellent line up<br />

and I am sure we did <strong>Mocha</strong> proud. I want to thank Ill<br />

Sir Farhner for his assistance with the 2" tape he "borrowed"<br />

from the medical cart to help try to mend my<br />

failing shoe. Unfortunately his "fi eld dressing" did not<br />

last and by the end of the day I had lost both shoes.<br />

The fi nal ceremony was quite brief when I slam dunked<br />

them into the garbage cart at the hotel. I will be trying<br />

out a new pair before the Fall Ceremony in Strathroy.<br />

Also big thanks to Ill. Sir Fotheringham for the lift.<br />

Yes the Fall Ceremony is a go on Oct 2-2010 in Strathroy<br />

complete with a parade. If you have changed your<br />

mind and will or will not be attending please let me<br />

know asap, otherwise with the assistance of the Provost<br />

Corp we will make the parade line-up according the in-<br />

formation on the sheets gathered at the fi rst of the year.<br />

I must also take this opportunity to remind all the Nobles<br />

and Units that when we are in ANY parades as<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> we all have to obey the Shrine regulations and<br />

only have <strong>Shriners</strong> in our vehicles, on our fl oats<br />

etc. We all love to bring our spouses and friends to the<br />

parades but<br />

they have to<br />

understand<br />

that they<br />

simply cannot<br />

be in the<br />

parade with<br />

the <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Units.<br />

Respectfully submitted, Parade Marshal Craig Kealey<br />



Please have<br />

everything<br />

submitted by ....<br />

NOV. 20<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 27

My sincere thanks to all for supporting my<br />

Family of Freemasonry Quilt<br />

Cheryl Snider<br />

The winner<br />

was Kathy<br />

Price from<br />

Woodstock<br />

Thank you to all the individuals, clubs<br />

and units who purchased tickets for the<br />

quilt - it was a tremendous success. We<br />

were able to raise $2845 for MSPOTS<br />

Tillsonburg Shrine clubs makes<br />

$170,000<br />

donation at Spring Ceremonial<br />

Jerry Raskoas 2nd VP, Bob Smith President,<br />

Barry Snider Potentate<br />

At the spring ceremonial in Waterloo a donation of<br />

$170,000 was presented which will go to <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Hospitals for Children – Canadian Unit in Montreal.<br />

This is how Past Potentates deal with<br />

the pressures of Imperial sessions.<br />

FOR FOR<br />

SALE! SALE!<br />

- <strong>Shriners</strong> Edition -<br />

Harley Davidson Motorcycle<br />

1997 Harley Ultra Classic "<strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Anniversary Edition" Motorcycle for sale.<br />

• Pearl White - 49,500 original miles<br />

• ALL Ultra Classic options + extras<br />

(over $18,000 invested)<br />

• New tires-full chrome package<br />

• Fuel Injection<br />

• True dual Rhinehart exhaust system<br />

This bike has been regularly maintained by local<br />

Harley Dealer. Service records available.<br />

ASKING $13,000<br />

Matching Pearl White factory built<br />

motorcycle travel trailer also available - $900<br />

Contact Randy - 519-281-1301 or<br />

email randyhenry@rogers.com/<br />

Page 28 <strong>August</strong> 2010 MOCHA NEWS

Omar Temple 111<br />

Daughters of the Nile<br />

by P.Q. Audrey J. Stubbs<br />

Message from the Queen<br />

Omar Temple has had a busy<br />

summer, 54 traveled by bus in June to,<br />

and from Indianapolis for the Supreme Session.<br />

Where one journey ended another began. Sue<br />

Layman became the 94th Supreme Queen, of the<br />

Supreme Temple Daughters of the Nile, as we bid<br />

farewell to now Past S.Q. Vesta Marshall, a year to<br />

remember with pride for Omar Temple.<br />

At Supreme this year Omar Temple # 111 was recognized<br />

for having a gain in membership, as<br />

like the Shrine we strive for increased membership.<br />

Our Official visit took place in July,<br />

and 5 new Princesses were welcomed. We also<br />

welcomed 1 new Princess at our May<br />

Supreme Queen Sue Layman,<br />

Queen Darlene Green<br />

May Ceremonial New Princess<br />

Margaret Cunningham,<br />

Queen Darlene<br />

Ceremonial.<br />

I thank the members of the Divan, and Nobles for<br />

their ongoing support, in attending our special<br />

events. Special Thanks to Noble Wilson McBeath,<br />

always a delight to have him as official Piper.<br />

Remember Ladies, Nile Friends are like stars, we<br />

don't always see them but we know they are there.<br />

Sincerely<br />

Darlene Green<br />

Supreme Chorus Director<br />

Pr. Helen Cummings, we will<br />

see her smile a lot in 2011<br />

July Ceremonial New Princesses.<br />

L-R front Sharon Buhler, Mary<br />

Kate Barrie,-MacDonald, rear<br />

Mabel Muir, Chelsea king,<br />

Brenda Hennesy<br />

Queen Darlene<br />

Attendants Princess's Kathryn<br />

Supreme Queen Vesta, and Noble<br />

Bob Marshall, a happy smile for a<br />

year ended<br />

Cotnam, Sheila Eldrige no<br />

Ceremonial would be complete<br />

without these 2<br />

Supreme Pr. Zora. Pat Lang,<br />

P.Q./ S.Pr. Musician<br />

Joyce Swayze<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>August</strong> 2010 Page 29

A New Building for <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children®- Canada in Montreal!<br />

Montreal, Thursday, July 15, 2010 – This morning, <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Hospitals for Children® leadership along with key partners<br />

assembled to give a progress report on the construction<br />

plans for a new hospital facility in Montreal. During the<br />

press conference held at the current Montreal hospital,<br />

Douglas Maxwell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children® confi rmed the construction<br />

of a new hospital on the Glen Campus adjacent to the<br />

Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University<br />

Health Centre (MUHC). Preliminary renderings of the new<br />

Hospital were revealed to media and assembled supporters<br />

of the Montreal institution in the presence of Health<br />

Minister Yves Bolduc, Normand Rinfret Associate Director<br />

General of the MUHC and Richard Deschamps Member of<br />

the Executive Committee, Responsible for Economic Development,<br />

Infrastructure and Roads - City of Montreal.<br />

Following his report to <strong>Shriners</strong> during the 136th Imperial<br />

Session held in Toronto last week, Douglas Maxwell, Chairman<br />

of the Board of Trustees of <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children®<br />

announced that <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children will<br />

address three hospital structures this year: Los Angeles, St.<br />

Louis and Montreal. Mr. Maxwell further explained that in<br />

the past few months, since the MUHC has announced their<br />

choice of consortia and the beginning construction, the<br />

planning process and collaborative effort between <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Hospitals for Children and the MUHC had moved rapidly.<br />

“The Canadian Hospital has been given the green light<br />

to go ahead with planning, fundraising and construction,”<br />

stated Mr. Maxwell.<br />

Robert Drummond, M.D., Chairman of<br />

the Board of Governors at <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals<br />

for Children®-Canada announced<br />

that “the new hospital will have 22 single<br />

patient rooms, 4 operating rooms as<br />

well as 25,000 square feet dedicated to<br />

research”. The new space will allow the<br />

hospital to continue to improve care for<br />

patients and their parents by providing<br />

a new environment that will enhance<br />

family focused care. Close proximity to<br />

the MCH with whom there is and always<br />

has been extensive collaboration<br />

will facilitate shared services. Increased<br />

space will allow for state of the art rehabilitation<br />

facilities which will include<br />

a gait laboratory. “We foresee that this<br />

new location will allow us to continue to<br />

recruit and retain some of the best pediatric<br />

orthopaedic surgeons, researchers<br />

and allied health care professionals so<br />

that we may continue to offer the best<br />

possible care to children from Quebec,<br />

Canada and around the world.”<br />

“This announcement is not only about a new hospital but<br />

also the enrichment of exceptional pediatric orthopaedic<br />

care and research, and the strengthening of our longstanding<br />

ties with this fi ne institution’s professionals and<br />

patients,” noted the Hon. Arthur T. Porter, MUHC Director<br />

General and CEO. “For me, personally, as a Mason for 35<br />

years and a Shriner for over 20—most recently as a proud<br />

member of Karnak in Montreal—this milestone embodies<br />

the spirit of fraternity upon which freemasonry was developed<br />

more than three hundred years ago.”<br />

“We have known for some time that a new hospital was<br />

needed and we have focused our efforts on making this<br />

become a reality for our patients” said former Chairman of<br />

the Board at <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children®-Canada, Gary<br />

Morrison. He went on to explain “even with the expansion<br />

of the hospital in the mid 1980s services have simply outgrown<br />

the current facilities. Our outpatient and day surgery<br />

areas simply no longer adequately meet the demand<br />

and our research unit has also outgrown its space.” With<br />

certain patient populations who require extensive physiotherapy<br />

and occupational therapy on the rise (such as<br />

those with cerebral palsy and sports injuries) as well as<br />

new areas of expertise and research being developed the<br />

hospital needs to expand. Mr. Morrison concluded “thanks<br />

to our dedicated and expert staff we are able to offer the<br />

best care to our current patients. However, a growing demand<br />

for our specialized care and services and changing<br />

patient needs make this move more than necessary.”<br />

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