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PM #40010349<br />

VOL. 35 NO. 2 LONDON, ONTARIO MAY 2012<br />

<strong>Imperial</strong> <strong>Potentate</strong> <strong>Michael</strong> <strong>Severe</strong> <strong>El</strong> <strong>Jebel</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> congratulates<br />

Illustrious Dave Fickling <strong>Potentate</strong> of <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> for 2012

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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: Dwight Coughlan, 519-657-7561<br />

Editor Emeritus: Gerry Stephenson, Floyd James<br />

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

Office: Sharron Miller 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 2012 �<br />

<strong>Potentate</strong>: Dave Fickling 519-451-6724<br />

ficks@rogers.com Lady Pat<br />

Chief Rabban: Robert Parker 519-680-0032<br />

parkerrob@rogers.com Lady Deb<br />

Assistant Rabban: Jim Thomsen 519-495-1882<br />

jimmyjobillybob@rogers.com Lady Deb<br />

High Priest & Prophet: Bob Marshall 519-245-5567<br />

rcm@isp.ca Lady Vesta<br />

Oriental Guide: Brian Dayman 519-353-4332<br />

bddayman@gmail.com Lady Corrine<br />

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

fahrner@sympatico.ca Lady Susan<br />

Recorder: Bill Butcher 519-657-5100<br />

jelliebean@stmpatico.ca Lady Sally<br />

� APPOINTED �<br />

First Ceremonial Master: Wally Gr een 519-245-1207<br />

w_green@sympatico.ca Lady Darlene<br />

Second Ceremonial Master: Frank Eagleson 519-797-2067<br />

feagleson@bmts.com Lady Doris<br />

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

kealey@bmts.com Lady Sue<br />

Captain of the Guard: Bill Baxter 519-348-8000<br />

bmbaxter@ezlink.ca Lady Mary<br />

Outer Guard: Ernie Morenz 519-243-1797<br />

emorenz@execulink.com Lady Ann<br />

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

hill@sympatico.ca Lady Cheryl<br />


Chief Aide: Doug Fickling 519-888-7448<br />

dougfickling@rogers.com Lady Sandra<br />

Assistant Aide: Brad Fickling 519-668-3323<br />

b.fickling@tvdsb.on.ca Lady Donna<br />

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

camp2555@hotmail.com Lady Lynda<br />

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

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

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

simmons.gord@gmail.com<br />

Membership: Harry Hewbank 519-773-7147<br />

hhewbank@eastlink.ca Lady Ruth<br />

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

pjsmith@pjsmithassoc.ca Lady Terry<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> News: Dwight Coughlan 519-657-7561<br />

editor.mochashriners@rogers.com Lady Caroline<br />

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

fmackewn@mwlaw.ca<br />

External Auditor: John Rozeluk 519-661-0990 x228<br />

jrozeluk@wilkinsonrogers.com<br />

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

krisandbent@porchlight.ca Lady Kris<br />

Facility Manager - Outside: Fraser Grant 519-657-4318<br />

sales6000@gmail.com Lady Connie<br />

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

rdphoto@rogers.com Lady Valerie<br />

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

It is amazing to<br />

realize that 1/3<br />

ofthis year is<br />

history!<br />

What an exciting<br />

start; 15 club/<br />

unit installations,<br />

numerous<br />

meetings, Wed.<br />

morning breakfasts,<br />

hospital campaign presentation,<br />

club/unit seminar, <strong>Mocha</strong> Ball and<br />

Breakfast, etc.!<br />

Time flies when we are “Driven to<br />

Help Kids!:<br />

The combining of events by several<br />

clubs is appreciated by the Divan.<br />

We are encouraged by the efforts of our<br />

Membership Committee; Nobles Harry<br />

Hewbank, Shayne <strong>El</strong>dridge, Chris<br />

Bradley, and John Parker as they work<br />

at Recruitment, Retention, and renewal.<br />

Are your <strong>Mocha</strong> dues current?<br />

Remember: MEmbership begins<br />

with ME!<br />

Be active in your Lodge/Club/Unit.<br />

We are still accepting applications for<br />

our Spring Ceremonial in Strathroy on<br />

June 1st & 2nd.<br />

See the information page in this issue<br />

for info/costs/locations.<br />



The Redecoration of our upper banquet<br />

room is scheduled to begin on 11 June<br />

and be completed by 13 August.<br />

Nobles Barry O’Brian and Jim Thomsen<br />

are the overseers on this project. We<br />

still need support from clubs/units.<br />

The 46 attendees at our Annual Club/<br />

Unit Seminar on14 April were duly<br />

impressed by the presentations:<br />

-Assistant Rabban Jim Thomsen-<br />

information from seminar in<br />

Tampa-promotion, membership, etc.<br />

-PP Ill. Sir Gail McKay-Protocol-fez,<br />

speaking, flags, pledge of allegiance,<br />

etc<br />

-Recorder Bill Butcher-Web Site,<br />

Bylaws, etc. –please have web site info/<br />

changes/corrections in to Recorder by<br />

1st or 15th of the month.<br />

-Noble Shayne <strong>El</strong>dridge-Membership-<br />

Wed. 6 June is Shrine Awareness Day!<br />

Be Proud! Display who we are!<br />

-PP & Treasurer Ill. Sir Dave Farhner-<br />

Fund Raising and Finances- Fraternal<br />

or Charitable?<br />

<strong>Potentate</strong>’s Report<br />

-Noble Jim Blac-report of Director’s<br />

Association Convention-hospital<br />

funding, savings, stunts<br />

-<strong>Potentate</strong>’s General Comments-<br />

Congratulated Moramos Shrine Club<br />

(Windsor) for their recent donation of<br />

$10,000.00 to the John McGiveny<br />

Centre for Children for accessibility<br />

enhancements. This is one of three<br />

outreach clinics of our <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Telemedicine System.<br />

-He reported on the recent presentation<br />

by capital campaign committee from<br />

Shriner’s Hospital for Children-Canada<br />

for the new hospital – ground breaking<br />

has occurred, no construction yet but<br />

completion expected by 2015. Perhaps<br />

we need consider directing some<br />

funding to capital fund and/or research<br />

chair.-more info forthcoming<br />

-winners of attendance draw-Nobles<br />

Wayne Brown and Jim Blac ( 2 tickets<br />

each to Ball Breakfast)<br />

-Some Great questions and answers,<br />

but some research to be done. A Great<br />

morning! Lunch provide at 12:15.<br />

Special thanks is tendered to Dimitri<br />

and Helen.<br />

By the time this issue is published, Our<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Ball and Breakfast will be<br />

history. We have planned for a great<br />

evening and breakfast.<br />

I must call your attention to the<br />

forthcoming Shrine Circus.It Makes<br />

several performances in our<br />

jurisdiction. Many volunteers are<br />

needed to make it successful. The<br />

various clubs and unit Sponsors need<br />

your assistance. It is a great<br />

entertainment package and fund raiser.<br />

Be prepared to help.<br />

Harken to the challenge of our <strong>Imperial</strong><br />

<strong>Potentate</strong> <strong>Michael</strong> <strong>Severe</strong>, “ Remember<br />

why YOU became a Shriner!” and to<br />

our <strong>Potentate</strong>, “ Have fun while being<br />

Driven to Help Kids!”<br />

I hope to greet many of you at the<br />

Ceremonial, or in the Temple, etc.<br />

Your’s in the Faith<br />

Illustrious Sir Dave Fickling<br />

<strong>Potentate</strong> 2012<br />

Page 2 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS

Recorder’s Corner<br />

by Bill Butcher<br />

Well Nobles here it is the middle of April<br />

already and things are starting to come on<br />

fast now for the spring.<br />

This coming week is going to be a busy one<br />

with Ill. Sir Dave Fickling with an Installation<br />

at Pal mocha Shrine Club on Monday April<br />

16, 2012, and then an official visitation at<br />

Aylmer on Thursday April 19, 2012. Again<br />

on April 23, 2012 we have an Installation with the Bruce Shrine<br />

Club and in the same week we have the Gala of the year, The<br />

<strong>Potentate</strong>s Ball April 28, 2012 at Hilton downtown London and to<br />

follow on April 29, 2012 at 9 am will be the <strong>Potentate</strong>s Breakfast<br />

at <strong>Mocha</strong> Banquet Hall.<br />

While I am on the subject of the Banquet Hall, I would like remind<br />

all Nobles and their ladies that the Upper Banquet Hall ONLY will<br />

be closed from June 11, 2012 for renovations until August 19,<br />

2012. Also the kitchen and bar area will be OPEN and hours will<br />

be posted, accordingly. This year there maybe a little<br />

Chaplain’s Chat<br />

Dear Nobles:<br />

The deadline for the next <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

News was April 15,2012 and since<br />

I am a deadline oriented person I<br />

find myself writing to you on Friday<br />

April 13th. Now, some have trouble<br />

with this date, even some people of<br />

faith. I don’t think those who go to<br />

Port Dover on this date have any<br />

problems with it but maybe that is why they go.<br />

I wish to remind you that fear and doubt are not the<br />

same as not having faith Take the example of St. Thomas<br />

(sometimes referred to as “doubting Thomas”) who was<br />

not with the disciples when Jesus first appeared to them,<br />

and when he was told that Jesus was alive said that he<br />

would not believe unless he put his finger in the nail holes<br />

Dave presenting a<br />

$100 Million Dollar<br />

certificate to his son,<br />

Noble Brad Fickling.<br />

inconveniences along with the upper hall construction and we are<br />

also having <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple repainted outside this year to brighten<br />

up the external appearance. There have also been two additional<br />

Handicap parking spaces added to the five we already had, giving<br />

us seven. So we have a few things going on this year, all for the<br />

benefit of Nobles and their ladies, this is Our Shrine Home and we<br />

should continue to be proud of it.<br />

Just a quick reminder that the Spring Ceremonial is being hosted<br />

by Strathocha Shrine Club on June 1 & 2 in Strathroy at the Old<br />

Arena and tickets for the events can be obtained at the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Office.<br />

Nobles on a personnel note in closing I would like to say that I<br />

have been in this office for about three months now, and have had<br />

an open door policy for bouncing ideas and thoughts back and<br />

forth of which in my opinion has been successful. I look forward<br />

to continuing this and I hope to see more of you in the future. So<br />

if you wish to drop in anytime to discuss<br />

whatever you would like, please feel free<br />

to do so.<br />

Y.I.T.F<br />

Bill Butcher<br />

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

of Jesus’s hands and put his hand in the spear hole in His<br />

side, he would not believe. This is not doubt but healthy<br />

scepticism. Who of us has not said that we would not<br />

believe unless we see it with our own eyes (eg. The Leafs<br />

winning the Stanley Cup)? Real questions and scepticism<br />

are good. We may not always agree with what our<br />

brother Mason <strong>Shriners</strong> are doing or saying. That is no<br />

reason to lose faith in God or in the Shrine mission of<br />

caring for children who need special care. Our mission<br />

to care for these children should keep us focused and<br />

above any petty politics or disagreements.<br />

As people of faith in God we are able to share our<br />

doubts and scepticisms at the same time as remaining<br />

focused on the task at hand. The task being the support<br />

of our Shrine Hospital system. Happy Easter to All!<br />

To God be the Glory<br />

The Rev. Canon <strong>Michael</strong> Farr<br />

Chaplain<br />

Noble Roy Fletcher<br />

presenting a<br />

$100 Million<br />

Dollar certificate to<br />

his son Noble<br />

Martin Fletcher.<br />

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 3

Dwight<br />

Coughlan<br />

editor<br />

Greetings Nobles,<br />

Is there a Shriner in you?<br />

The obvious answer is Yes or is it. When you look<br />

back at your time as a Shriner ask yourself what is<br />

the most proudest moment that you can remember.<br />

Was it driving a child to a faraway hospital, was it<br />

collecting pop cans in the early morning. Maybe<br />

you’re part of a club that gives time on Christmas<br />

morning. Or maybe you simply give without notice.<br />

We are all <strong>Shriners</strong> and are proud of what do; we<br />

stand proud with our fezzes but remain humble in<br />

our giving. Let us not forget where we come from,<br />

“would you give if you could”.<br />

As we sit in the public eye and ask for charity to<br />

help fund our great philanthropy let us do it with<br />

fervently and zeal.<br />

Enjoy the read.<br />

YITF<br />

Noble Dwight Coughlan, Editor <strong>Mocha</strong> News<br />

editor.mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

�� Update on Life Changing Moment for Eric - Page 7<br />

�� Exciting Things happening at Moramos Shrine Club<br />

- page 17<br />

�� Whats Happening in Erie - page 20<br />

��� John McGivne Children's Centre cheque<br />

presentation - page 23<br />

Lots of nice articles from Clubs and Units<br />


YOUR 2012<br />


This year <strong>Potentate</strong> Dave Fickling has requested<br />

that all Units, Committees and Clubs<br />

check the status of their members at meetings to<br />

verify that they have a current 2012 dues card.<br />

Also prior to obtaining a dues card for your<br />

club/unit, you need to show your current<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> dues card.<br />

Current means that you have paid your <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Temple dues for the current calendar year.<br />

Not being current will cause you to not be eligible<br />

to participate in any <strong>Mocha</strong> Parade, attend any<br />

Stated Meetings or Ceremonials and may also<br />

disallow you from participating in certain other<br />

functions.<br />

If you have not yet paid<br />

your 2012 dues please do<br />

so as soon as possible.<br />



June 6, 2012<br />

Display your pride<br />

Page 4 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS

The Shrine Vine<br />

Progress Being Made<br />

on Ambulatory Move<br />

Great progress is being<br />

made on the Erie facility’s<br />

move to an ambulatory<br />

model and on<br />

the implementation of<br />

Revenue Cycle.<br />

On April 10, the Pre-<br />

Occupancy/Life Safety<br />

Survey from the PA Department<br />

of Health<br />

(DOH) for the Ambulatory<br />

Surgery Center<br />

(ASC) was successfully<br />

completed. Congratulations<br />

to Jim Whiteford<br />

and all of the employees<br />

who worked so hard to<br />

make this visit a success.<br />

On April 24-25, the<br />

PA DOH will be back<br />

for the licensure survey<br />

for the ASC. Once this<br />

visit has been successfully<br />

completed, <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Erie will be licensed by<br />

the Commonwealth as an<br />

Ambulatory Surgery<br />

Center. At the same<br />

time, our hospital license<br />

will end.<br />

We will remain an<br />

integral part of the<br />

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

Children® system and<br />

our new name will be<br />

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

Children® - Erie Ambulatory<br />

Surgery Center<br />

and Erie Outpatient<br />

Specialty Care Center.<br />

Appropriate signage<br />

changes will occur<br />

soon to reflect this<br />

change.<br />

Early in May, we<br />

will be launching a<br />

comprehensive media<br />

and marketing campaign<br />

in the region to<br />

introduce this transformation<br />

to the general<br />

public. This campaign,<br />

which will run about<br />

six months, will include<br />

advertising on TV in<br />

newspapers, magazines<br />

and event programs,<br />

outdoor billboards and<br />

other specialty sponsorships.<br />

The Shrine’s Revenue<br />

Cycle efforts are<br />

also “full speed ahead”<br />

in Erie. Beginning this<br />

week, staff from the<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> home office<br />

will be in Erie to begin<br />

training all scheduling<br />

staff on the patient<br />

schedule aspects of<br />

Revenue Cycle. The<br />

scheduling function<br />

will “go live” in Erie on<br />

May 1.<br />

Beginning the end<br />

of May, training will<br />

begin in Erie on all other<br />

aspects of Revenue<br />

Cycle. Those other<br />

Revenue Cycle functions<br />

will “go live” here<br />

in early June.<br />

These are exciting<br />

at the Erie facility so<br />

watch for more information<br />

as progress is<br />

made.<br />

April is O.T.<br />

Month<br />

Hats off to our Occupational<br />

Therapists<br />

during April, which is<br />

Occupational Therapy<br />

Month. Next time you<br />

see Julia, Nikki or Izzy,<br />

thank them for all that<br />

they do for our patients<br />

to help them overcome<br />

obstacles, thrive and<br />

achieve great things!<br />

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 5


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Page 6 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS

Upcoming Deadlines for <strong>Mocha</strong> News submissions...<br />


AUGUST JULY 15<br />


MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 7

The W. Frank Scott Memorial Bursary Submitted by Noble Jeff Brown<br />

Early in the summer of 2011, I was contacted by Mrs.<br />

Evelyn Scott regarding making a donation to the Shrine<br />

in memory of her late husband. She explained that her<br />

husband, Frank Scott had been a Shriner and had always<br />

worked very hard to support the special children we<br />

send to our hospitals for treatment. He had been a<br />

Hillbilly and both Frank and Evelyn had enjoyed their<br />

times with that Unit of <strong>Mocha</strong>. Now it was time to do<br />

something special with <strong>Mocha</strong>.<br />

Noble Frank Scott passed in 2005 and Evelyn wanted to<br />

do something with the assets of his estate that would be<br />

a fitting remembrance of Frank’s unfailing support for<br />

our Shrine children and at the same time have his name<br />

associated with it forever. There were a few options<br />

available to Evelyn but she began to speak to me about<br />

the possibility of setting up a bursary for handicapped<br />

children that could benefit those qualified to extend their<br />

education beyond the secondary school level and<br />

possibly give them a little financial leg up to launch<br />

them into a post-secondary school program at university<br />

or a community college. I enquired of her about the<br />

scale of her investment and she indicated it could be<br />

about $50,000. At first I was unsure if an investment of<br />

that size could deliver the amount of money to make the<br />

bursary significant. I was concerned the figure might<br />

mean having the Bursary last only for a limited time as<br />

it may not be self-sustaining. That meant it would not<br />

be a perpetual fund but one that could last several years<br />

before expiring altogether.<br />

I invested more time to research more options and<br />

discuss the whole issue with legal and financial resource<br />

people for additional ideas. Many concepts were<br />

discussed and considered and even the prospect of<br />

having it created as a “Trust” was considered this would<br />

have seriously depleted the capital investment and<br />

complicated the process. Mrs. Scott, Ill. Sir Jack<br />

Cumming, Noble Dave Fickling and I met with Evelyn<br />

on several occasions to review our progress and she was<br />

adamant that this fund had to be created for use in<br />

perpetuity. At one of the last meetings she asked if this<br />

“would this be enough” as she handed me her personal<br />

cheque for $100,000. I was almost speechless!<br />

Certainly at this point many of my concerns were<br />

significantly reduced. We now had to recalculate our<br />

estimates of financial productivity. Ill. Sir Jack Cumming<br />

indicated that he would hope that we could keep the<br />

fund “OPEN” so that individuals and possibly some of<br />

our Clubs & Units could contribute to the capitalization<br />

and assist the fund in growing so it would keep up with<br />

inflationary pressures over time. Mrs. Scott had no<br />

objection to the idea as long as her husband’s name was<br />

the key reference to the fund.<br />

Working with <strong>Mocha</strong>’s Investment Manager at TD<br />

Waterhouse we found an investment portfolio that<br />

would provide a net estimate of $4,000 annually for the<br />

bursary. I subsequently put together a draft Memorandum<br />

of Agreement between Mrs. Scott and <strong>Mocha</strong> that would<br />

spell out the Scott family investment and <strong>Mocha</strong>’s<br />

policies and responsibilities for administering the fund<br />

in perpetuity. As of this writing, we have completed the<br />

agreement and now have the “W. Frank Scott Memorial<br />

Bursary” in effect.<br />

But this is not the end of the story. The fund will need<br />

to be monitored and massaged over time to ensure the<br />

investments are performing as expected and ensure<br />

continued growth and prosperity. We also need to get the<br />

word out to area Secondary Schools and Boards of<br />

Education. The new Recorder will be responsible for<br />

arranging a media “blast” to get the word out to area<br />

media, both print and electronic and we hope this will<br />

give <strong>Mocha</strong> some improved profile and inform<br />

prospective candidates in our respective communities.<br />

Finally, we have to pay our respects to Mrs. Evelyn<br />

Scott for her belief; commitment and trust in<br />

establishing this bursary fund in memory of Frank,<br />

though <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong>.<br />

We thank you Evelyn, on behalf of all children,<br />

especially the Shrine children.<br />

Ill. Sir Dave Fickling expressing thanks to Mrs. E. Scott<br />

for bursary funding honouring her late Noble.<br />

Page 8 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS

Aylmer Shrine Club<br />

presents<br />

17th Annual Golf Tournament<br />

at Pleasant Valley Golf and Country Club<br />

August 11, 2012<br />

Shotgun start 9:00 am<br />

MEN ONLY<br />

$100/person - includes round of golf, cart,<br />

steak dinner, prizes and raffle ticket<br />

Dinner Only $30<br />

Please write the names of the people in your<br />

foursome with a contact number and return it to a<br />

member of the Aylmer Shrine Club.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

Or contact<br />

Dave Hewson 519-765-3583<br />

D_hewson@hotmail.com<br />

Proceeds are for the Benefit of Shrine activities<br />

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 9

Membership Committee - <strong>Mocha</strong> News<br />

Noble Shayne <strong>El</strong>dridge<br />

Who benefits? If you are a detective, or a fan of detective<br />

novels you‘ve probably heard the expression - Who Benefits?<br />

A detective asks that of a crime, who benefits from the crime.<br />

It‘s also a good question to ask of <strong>Mocha</strong> membership, who<br />

benefits from membership growth? The answer is we all do,<br />

together and individually.<br />

There is a direct relationship between the number of members<br />

we have and our ability to provide the fraternal experience we<br />

are looking for. Fewer members means fewer men of good<br />

character to interact with, fewer social events and higher<br />

costs for those events, less money<br />

raised to support the children in<br />

our hospitals. More members<br />

means more. It really is just that<br />

simple.<br />

There is also a direct relationship<br />

between the number of our<br />

Nobles who are active and<br />

involved in their Blue Lodges and our membership. This is<br />

also simple to understand. There is no stronger a recruiting<br />

tool than a single Noble talking to a Brother in his Lodge<br />

about joining the Shrine. Nothing is more powerful than that<br />

personal relationship.<br />

Therefore, to increase the positive opportunities <strong>Mocha</strong> offers<br />

we as Nobles have to remain active in our Blue Lodges. We<br />

have a Ceremonial coming up on June 1 & 2. Talk to your<br />

Brothers about what you enjoy at <strong>Mocha</strong> and invite them to<br />

join the Shrine. You know, they will have a great time as<br />

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

And, if your Blue<br />

Lodge would like a<br />

presentation about<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> or the<br />

Shrine Hospitals<br />

for Children,<br />

please talk to any<br />

member of the<br />

Membership<br />

Committee.<br />


September 27 & 28, 2013<br />


Norfolk Shrine Club feels honoured to be asked to host<br />

2013 Fall Ceremonial. Come join us!<br />

Bring your Unit's, make it a parade to remember.<br />

Ladies' Luncheon - Hospitality - Fun & Fellowship<br />

Remember to Increase Membership We Need...<br />


Page 10 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS

More of What's Happening in the Units?<br />

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

Hi Nobles - It looks like Spring is near and the Bugs are<br />

coming out of Winter storage. At this time I would like<br />

to welcome our new President Noble Terry Melmer, I am<br />

sure he will have lots of new ideas for the Unit this year!<br />

We have some parades already confirmed for this<br />

Summer!<br />

The Black Camel has visited our Unit far too often since<br />

last Fall with the passing of Noble Doug Walker October<br />

24, 2011, Noble Herb Coleman March 5th 2012 and<br />

Noble Fred Reihardt March 12th 2012. We Will Cherish<br />

Their Memories in Our Hearts!<br />

Our regular monthly Breakfast Meetings are held on the<br />

first Saturday of every month at the New Sarum Diner at<br />

9am.<br />

We are always looking for new members. If you are<br />

interested, come join us for breakfast or call any of our<br />

members.<br />

President Noble Terry Melmer (519-631-9214) Secretary<br />

Noble Roy Pickard (519-773-5526) or check us out on<br />

the web www.lovebugs.ca<br />

Submitted by Noble Roy Pickard<br />

Photos supplied are from Bothwell Parade 2011<br />

Pop-Can Unit<br />

I received a phone call early in March from Noble Bob<br />

Dagg to contact "Brown Owl", Sarah Pittao. She<br />

explained that her Brownie pack, ages 6 to 9, earn Merit<br />

Badges by completing tasks that will help them become<br />

responsible adults. In March, they were collecting pop<br />

cans to earn a "recycling badge". Sarah was aware of the<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong>' mandate.<br />

Noble Doug MacDonald, London Shrine Club Pop-Can<br />

chairman and I attended a Brownie meeting at Hillcrest<br />

Public School, April 10th. We received an enthusiastic<br />

welcome by Sarah and nine Brownies. Doug and I gave<br />

an explanation of our purpose as <strong>Shriners</strong> and answered<br />

their questions.<br />

We had them follow us out to the parking lot where they<br />

tossed their bags of cans into the waiting Pop-Can truck<br />

(approximately 60lbs.)<br />

The London Shrine Club Pop-Can Project thanked<br />

"Brown Owl" Sarah for the invitation and commended<br />

the Brownies for their hard work.<br />

Noble Bill Hambly<br />

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 11

What's Happening in the Units?<br />

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

WOW! What an active group.<br />

35 members - fancy cars - lots of energy - excellent<br />

turn-outs and fun guys (our oldest is 87) Guess who?<br />

hint: Lives in Lambeth!<br />

The oldest car is owned by Wes Thompson<br />

- 1905 Cadillac.<br />

The newest car if owned by Marshall Crinklaw<br />

- 1998 Corvette.<br />

Lots of great show pieces in between<br />

- styles and colours.<br />

Want to join? Give us s call!<br />

Dave Harding 519-851-2311<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Motor Corps <strong>El</strong>ects Officers for 2012<br />

Members of <strong>Mocha</strong> Motor Corps held their annual meeting on Feb 4 at Billy T’s Grill in London.<br />

Officers elected for 2012 were:<br />

Noble Tom Hartley, Windsor – President<br />

Noble Walt Grieve, London – Vice – President<br />

Noble George Ewer, London – Commander<br />

Noble David Robinson, Woodstock – Treasurer<br />

Noble Randy Henry – Secretary<br />

After completion of all business matters on the agenda, the officers were duly invested by Ill Sir David Fickling.<br />

Page 12 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS

What's Happening in the Units?<br />

Whispering Sands of the<br />

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

On viewing the front cover of the February <strong>Mocha</strong> News<br />

and reading the content, I would be remiss to not mention<br />

the fantastic and healthy looking couple on the front<br />

cover. Illus. Sir Dave and his dear lady Pat are to be<br />

praised by every Noble of our esteemed Temple and<br />

indeed the wide Nobility every where. I am especially<br />

proud to remind myself that David and I are traveling<br />

companions, as 1980 Masters of still active Past Masters<br />

group.<br />

Our very busy and respected Noble of the Oriental Band<br />

and who also, among other things, writes in the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

News as a member of the Membership Committee, Noble<br />

Shayne <strong>El</strong>dridge unlocks with the key that says ‘Together<br />

we can’ and together we must (read the next article which<br />

appears in each issue) and act accordingly, we need new<br />

and active Nobles as members in this Oriental Band.<br />

Producers of the Sweetest Music<br />

this side of Heaven<br />

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

to “Talk to you” As we continue to greet Nobility everywhere.<br />

The <strong>Mocha</strong> London Oriental Band Though we have<br />

younger members many members are aging and we need<br />

additional young blood. If you are young or feel young,<br />

can walk or blow or do both together, don’t belong to<br />

another Unit or would like a change, then you are for us.<br />

There is no need to have a musical background as we will<br />

teach you in short order to play the kind of music we<br />

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

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

and entertaining mode. How about it you new <strong>Shriners</strong>?<br />

We are about 60 strong but many can no longer walk or<br />

blow or neither, but still enjoy the company of the Band<br />

and continue to line the parade route. Call the President<br />

NOW - Noble Bill Hurn or his wife Helen at 519-630-<br />

5591.<br />

Article by Noble Charlie Crow<br />

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 13


<strong>Mocha</strong> Unit and Club Information Day<br />



June 6, 2012<br />

Display your pride<br />

Page 14 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS


<strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong>, Outhouse #3<br />

From Nuttin' to Sumpin'<br />

In 2000, <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong>, Outhouse #3 was formed and a small group of Hillbillys started without a thing in the bank,<br />

only a few ideas about what they wanted to become. Something like the picture of two Hillbillys looking into an empty<br />

bucket and another with his hand out offering to help.<br />

Twelve years later, this small band of Hillbillys has raised approximately $30 000 that has been forwarded to <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Hospitals, or the Transportation Fund.<br />

Their efforts have allowed many people to benefit from their fund raising, including those that go to their Meat and Door<br />

prize draw in Port Franks. Just look at the happiness and smiles after a successful fund raising day.<br />

We wish these Outhouse Hillbillys and Mommas continued success and joy throughout the future.<br />

News Writer, Cuzzin' Ron Cripps<br />

Proofreading is a Dying Art these days!<br />

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter<br />

This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and<br />

called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It<br />

took two or three readings before the editor realized<br />

that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a<br />

correction the next day.<br />

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says.<br />

Really? Ya think?<br />

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers<br />

Now that's taking things a bit far!<br />

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over<br />

What a guy!<br />

Miners Refuse to Work after Death<br />

No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's! They must be<br />

UNION !<br />

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant<br />

See if that works any better than a fair trial!<br />

We all need a good laugh, at least once a day!<br />

War Dims Hope for Peace<br />

I can see where it might have that effect!<br />

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile<br />

Ya think?!<br />

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures<br />

Who would have thought!<br />

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They may be on to something!<br />

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges<br />

You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?<br />

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge<br />

He probably IS the battery charge!<br />

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group<br />

Weren't they big enough?!<br />

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 15


Moramos Shrine Club Ladies Night April 2012<br />

Nobles Dennis Fitzpatrick, Tom Hartley,<br />

Ken Getty with some more of our beauties.<br />

Our newest Brethren who are have chosen to join our<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine this coming Ceremonial.... (L-R) Bros.<br />

Jim Chambers, Art Taylor and Norm Ackland Jr.<br />

Nobles Carl Fairthorne, Chandra Kania,<br />

William Chamney and their ladies<br />

during a break in our festivities.<br />

Noble George Tarcea entertaining Joan and Sharon<br />

at our Ladies Night in April 2012.<br />


A small appeal from the<br />

Upper Banquet Hall Committee.<br />

Nobles, please consider the renovations<br />

to the upper banquet hall when you are<br />

making your donations at the June 1 & 2 Spring<br />

Ceremonial.<br />

This Upper Hall project will be done to benefit<br />

all of us. Any type of celebration held at the<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre will be a worthwhile<br />

endeavor when this banquet hall is completed.<br />

With Many Thanks,<br />

The Upper Banquet Hall Committee<br />

Page 16 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS

Moramos Shrine Club<br />

Greetings from the members of the Moramos Shrine Club<br />

right here in beautiful Windsor, Ontario. Yes, we are still<br />

in existence down here even though we have not been in<br />

the <strong>Mocha</strong> News with an article for several years. We hope<br />

to put an end to that with this our first submission, with<br />

the hope of additional submissions in the future. One of<br />

our newest Nobles, in the persons of Noble Arthur James<br />

(Jim) McDonald who joined the Shrine last year in Port<br />

<strong>El</strong>gin has volunteered to be our liaison/photographer and<br />

contact between <strong>Mocha</strong> News and the Moramos Shrine<br />

Club. With his assistance we hope to be able keep the<br />

nobility up to date with what is happening down here in<br />

the deep southwest of Ontario.<br />

As with a lot of our Shrine Clubs throughout the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

jurisdiction, we also are no longer holders of real estate.<br />

The cost of maintenance and upkeep of our building and<br />

property was getting beyond our means and we were<br />

slowly sinking into financial concerns. As of last<br />

September we have moved our club meetings to the Royal<br />

Canadian Legion Branch 255 in east Windsor an area that<br />

is known as Olde Riverside. Club member Noble Brian<br />

Delisle and his wife Noella are our caterers and likewise<br />

they are the operators of the kitchen for the legion branch,<br />

and they have been serving up great homemade dinners<br />

to the nobility for our monthly dinner meetings. We<br />

meet on the second Thursday of every month (Hospitality<br />

6:00pm, Dinner 7:00pm with meeting to follow) with the<br />

exception of July and August. Nobles, if you are in the<br />

Windsor area and would like to join us for anyone of our<br />

monthly dinner meetings, by means of this <strong>Mocha</strong> News<br />

article that invitation has now been extended to you.<br />

Our club like others has had some rough times, but<br />

we are on the mend and with the burden of property<br />

ownership behind us, we are seeing a resurgence of the<br />

nobility returning to our club and once again enjoying one<br />

another’s friendships. In the month of April we hosted<br />

our first ladies night in many a year and we had sixty<br />

one (61) Nobles and Ladies attend that event for a most<br />

enjoyable evening. You know you are doing something<br />

right when we have been encouraged by the Ladies to have<br />

more of these types of events in the future. We have also<br />

endeavored to introduce a guest speaker to our meetings<br />

in most cases on a bi-monthly basis and that also has<br />

proved very beneficial to our success in numbers. At our<br />

June meeting we will be having a speaker from the John<br />

McGivney Children’s Centre who will be expounding on<br />

the Telemedicine machine that has been installed at their<br />

Centre.<br />

Our private “club room” at the legion will comfortably<br />

hold up to 45 - 50 Nobles for dinner and it is so nice to<br />


have a problem that when needed we can move into the<br />

main room of the legion branch to accommodate our<br />

ever expanding numbers and for special occasions. Yes,<br />

Nobles we as <strong>Shriners</strong> have been given permission to wear<br />

our <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Fez in the Legion during our meeting<br />

nights. That was a great plus in us moving to the Royal<br />

Canadian Legion Branch 255. We have been welcomed<br />

with open arms.<br />

On Tuesday April 10th, 2012 our club members (twenty<br />

five in number) met at the John McGivney Children’s<br />

Centre here in Windsor to make a donation of Ten<br />

Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to their “Accessibility<br />

Enhancement Fund” where we will be providing new and<br />

improved secure access to three areas of the Centre for<br />

use of the children and staff. A permanent plaque in this<br />

area has already been installed indicting our donation and<br />

dedication to the centre. The John McGivney Children’s<br />

Centre is one of three centre’s throughout the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

jurisdiction that has been linked up with the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Pediatric Orthopedic Service (MSPOTS)<br />

project and is presently connected to the London Health<br />

Sciences Centre and eventually to the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital for<br />

Children in Montreal. The founding father of the<br />

centre, Mr. John McGivney who will be celebrating his<br />

90th birthday this year, was present to receive our nobility<br />

with gratitude and open arms. What an extremely kind<br />

gentleman he is.<br />

As a club we are looking forward to attending our<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Spring Ceremonial in Strathroy, where we will once<br />

again extend our charitable hand and assist in the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Patient Transportation Fund.<br />

At the time of this writing we have three Master Masons<br />

who have taken the necessary steps and will be joining<br />

our great philanthropy this year at the Spring Ceremonial<br />

in Strathroy. We welcome Brothers, Arthur Taylor, James<br />

Chambers and Norman Ackland Jr. as you cross the sands<br />

of the desert and join our great Oasis. It is our hope that<br />

we are able to extend those numbers before June 1st.<br />

We have included several pictures that were taken at our<br />

John McGivney Children’s Centre presentation as well as<br />

a few from our ladies night.<br />

As President of the Moramos Shrine Club and on behalf of<br />

all the members of a club we extend the warmest greetings<br />

to our <strong>Mocha</strong> Divan and to our <strong>Potentate</strong>, Illustrious Sir<br />

David Fickling and Lady Patricia.<br />

We are back and looking Great!<br />

Faithfully submitted<br />

Ill. Sir Don Warner P.P.<br />

President - MSC<br />

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 17

Strathroca Shrine Club<br />

Wow! What a great turnout at our regular meeting in<br />

February. We had over 75 <strong>Shriners</strong> and friends attend<br />

our annual “Wild Game Dinner”. Chef Noble Lyle Smith<br />

welcomed all to the “cook shack”. The menu consisted of<br />

venison (both roast and sausage), turkey, muskrat, duck,<br />

rabbit and beaver. What a great experience for those who<br />

have never tried these tasty meats.<br />

Our guest speaker for the evening was Noble Bill<br />

Blackwell, president of the Ontario Federation of Anglers<br />

and Hunters (OFAH). He gave an interesting talk on what<br />

the Federation has done and what it hopes to do in the<br />

future, a great way to end our theme night. It was nice<br />

to see five or six father and son combinations, the son<br />

hopefully a future member some day. We did receive<br />

3 applications 10 days later in Beaver Lodge. Just a<br />

suggestion to the other clubs and units to try a “special”<br />

night to encourage membership<br />

Speaking of membership, in the last issue of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

News it was mentioned that we have purchased a very<br />

long rope for the candidates to hold on to as they parade,<br />

now we need your help to fill that rope at the Ceremonial<br />

parade in Strathroy. Contact your club/unit president or<br />

secretary or <strong>Mocha</strong>’s office for an application form. Don’t<br />

forget on the Ceremonial weekend in Strathroy, bring your<br />

candidates to the barbecue Friday evening 6:00 P.M.<br />

to 7:30 P.M. with entertainment to follow at the West<br />

Middlesex Memorial Centre (WMMC), breakfast on<br />

Saturday, 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. at Mel’s Diner (our<br />

Fraternal Hall, 15 Centre St., Strathroy), and the<br />

“<strong>Potentate</strong>’s Fezzing Banquet” Saturday after the<br />

fezzing at the Caradoc Community Centre in Mt. Brydges.<br />

Don’t forget about the Ladies Luncheon at the Caradoc<br />

Community Centre and the Men’ lunch at the WMMC on<br />

Saturday. All the details are in this issue of <strong>Mocha</strong> News<br />

and all tickets are advance sale only.<br />

At our regular meeting in March we had the Executive<br />

Director, Sherri Krowll and one of the clients, Daniel<br />


Beimers from Middlesex Community Living (MCL).<br />

They informed us how they have incorporated mentally<br />

challenged people into job placements and group homes<br />

lifting the burden and responsibility for care off of the<br />

parents. Daniel gave an excellent presentation on what<br />

MCL has done for him and others.<br />

At our regular meeting in April Noble Chefs Rick Collier<br />

and Bob Marshall served us St. Patty’s famous corned beef<br />

and cabbage along with all the other good things that go<br />

along with the traditional meal, very tasty! Lorie Colledge<br />

was our guest speaker, she is Associate Campaign<br />

Director and Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving<br />

for the Canadian Shrine Hospital. She is also the wife of<br />

one of Strathocha’s long time members, Avery Colledge.<br />

She gave a slide presentation on the new hospital and<br />

what it will look like and what is going on with fund<br />

raising. Construction has already started on McGill’s<br />

hospital for training doctors and construction on the<br />

Children’s Hospital next door will follow. Construction of<br />

the Shrine Hospital to be built next door to the Children’s<br />

Hospital will start in 2013 with completion in 2015.<br />

Also at this meeting we had two Nobles affiliate with our<br />

club, great to have you join. Strathocha Shrine Club is<br />

always willing to accept applications, our meetings are the<br />

first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at<br />

6:00 P.M., and are held normally at the Fraternal Hall, 15<br />

Centre Street, Strathroy. “Attitude Adjustment” is from<br />

6 to 7 with dinner being at 7:00 P.M. We usually have a<br />

guest speaker following dinner and then Club business.<br />

A great night out Nobles!<br />



June 6, 2012<br />

Display your pride<br />

Mel Hougen<br />

Strathocha Shrine Club Correspondent<br />

to <strong>Mocha</strong> News<br />

Page 18 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 19

Page 20 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 21

September 8, 2012 - 5:00pm – 1:00am<br />

Dinner Begins at 7:00pm<br />

West Middlesex Memorial Centre 334 Metcalfe Street W., Strathroy, ON<br />


LONDON<br />












LONDON<br />



Lost in<br />

the Desert<br />

The following Nobles have been<br />

listed as lost. If you have an<br />

address, please advise the office.<br />


LONDON<br />












LONDON<br />


We Cherish Their Memories<br />


PARIS<br />


LONDON<br />


SARNIA<br />




LONDON<br />






PARIS<br />




LONDON<br />



KNEALE H V<br />





LONDON<br />


RIPLEY<br />


LONDON<br />


LONDON<br />






LONDON<br />


SARNIA<br />





TILDEN K M<br />





LONDON<br />

Page 22 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS

John McGivney<br />

Children's<br />

Centre<br />

A proud moment for us as members of the Moramos<br />

Shrine Club with approximately 50+ children in<br />

attendance for the presentation.<br />

A group of our Nobles looking on during the<br />

presentation ceremony on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012.<br />

Our group of Club members who were on hand to present a<br />

cheque for $10,000 to the John McGivney Children's Centre.<br />

Illustrious Sir Kevin Wilson P.P. and Illustrious Sir<br />

Don Warner P.P. with founder Mr. John McGivney,<br />

Steven Payne and Executive Director <strong>El</strong>aine Whitmore<br />

all from the John McGivney Children's Centre.<br />

Illustrious Sir Don Warner P.P. with Mr. John<br />

McGivney the name sake of the Children's Centre.<br />

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 23

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

MAY<br />

JUNE<br />

JULY<br />

AUGUST<br />


Sat., 5 May<br />

Stratford-on-Avon SC-Annual chicken BBQ<br />

@ Rotary Park - Stratford<br />

Wed., 9 May<br />

Stated Meeting @ <strong>Mocha</strong> - 7:30pm<br />

Mon., 14 May<br />

Waterloo SC-Official Visit - 6/7<br />

Wed., 16 May<br />

Norfolk Fish Fry @ Vittoria - 6/7<br />

Fri.,/Sat., 1 & 2 June<br />

Spring Ceremonial @ Strathroy<br />

(see information page)<br />

Wed., 6 June<br />

Bluewater SC Golf Tournament<br />

Wed., 23 June<br />

Bruce S.C. - Golf Tournament<br />

Sun., 1 July - Thurs., 5 July<br />

<strong>Imperial</strong> Sessions @ Charlotte N.C.<br />

Mon., 30 July<br />

Lambton S.C. Golf Tournament @ Sombra<br />

Thur., 23 August<br />

Daughters of the Nile - Supreme Queen<br />

Visit @ <strong>Mocha</strong>-2:00pm<br />

Sat., 11 Aug.<br />

Aylmer S.C. Golf Tournament<br />

@ Pleasant Valley<br />

Sat., 18 Aug.<br />

Bruce S.C.- Corn Boil<br />

Sat., 8 Sept.<br />

Brantford SC - 100th Anniversary<br />

@ Best Western Brant Park Hotel<br />

Wed., 12 Sept.<br />

Tillsonburg SC -Annual Pork Pull<br />

Wed., 12 Sept. - Sat., 15 Sept.<br />

Great Lakes Shrine Association<br />

@ Cincinatti<br />

Tues., 25 Sept - Sun., 30 Sept<br />

Northern Trip <strong>El</strong>liot Lake & Sault St. Marie<br />

Thur., 4 Oct.<br />

London SC - Official Visit @ <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Wed., 10 Oct<br />

Seniors Luncheon @ <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

11:00 Greet/12:00 Lunch<br />

1:30 Stated Meeting & Pin Presentations<br />

Sat., 13 Oct.<br />

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

Wed., 24 Oct.<br />

Bluewater SC<br />

Official Visit & Ladies Night<br />

Thurs., 25 Oct.<br />

Stratford-on Avon SC - Ladies Night @<br />

Festival Inn, Stratford<br />

Thur., 1 Nov. - Thurs., 8 Nov.<br />

<strong>Potentate</strong>'s Trip to St. Maarten Island<br />

Wed., 28 Nov.<br />

Tillsonburg Installation<br />

Sun., 9 Dec.<br />

<strong>Potentate</strong>'s Appreciation Dinner<br />

(by invitation)<br />

Wed., 12 Dec.<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Stated Meeting/<strong>El</strong>ections<br />

Dinner 6:30/ Meeting 7:30<br />

Fri., 14 Dec.<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Christmas Open House<br />

NOTE:<br />

other dates to be added as established<br />

Spring Ceremonial<br />

- June 1 & 2, 2012<br />

<strong>Potentate</strong>'s Trip<br />

- Nov. 1 - Nov. 8, 2012<br />

Page 24 May 2012 MOCHA NEWS<br />




"My son Reiko Quinlan was born March 24th 2010<br />

with a very rare disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta<br />

which means Brittle Bone Disease. Reiko has had over<br />

100 fractures since he was born but through it all he is<br />

a funny, happy, mischevious toddler. The first time I had<br />

heard about <strong>Shriners</strong> was when Reiko was about 5 weeks<br />

old, we were told that Reiko would be receiveing his<br />

zolendronate treatment in Montreal, 4 days after he was<br />

discharged that week we were sent to Montreal. I was<br />

nervous to say the least. Since that first time in May<br />

2010 to now, Reiko has been there every 3 months for his<br />

treatments, and just in the last month had rodding<br />

surgery on his legs. One of the things that got me through<br />

it was not having to worry about making the travel<br />

arrangements, but I was shocked when I realized that<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> pays for everything from your travel expenses,<br />

food, gas and accommodations! My husband and I have<br />

told numerous people that without <strong>Shriners</strong>, Reiko would<br />

not be able to get the best care in the world by world<br />

reknowned doctors! <strong>Shriners</strong> has made our lives so<br />

much easier and better. We are so appreciative of what<br />

they have done for us and hopefully this summer or next<br />

my husband and I are hoping to put on a bbq fundraiser<br />

where all proceeds will go towards <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> in<br />

London."<br />

‘ ‘Driven i to Help l Kids’<br />

id<br />

That’s this year’s motto for the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine service club. The Shrine’s “Camel Coach” is now assured of many more comfortable kilometres on the<br />

road between southwestern Ontario and <strong>Shriners</strong>’ Childrens Hospitals in Montreal and other North American locales, thanks to a recent donation<br />

from Ashton Tire and Service in St. Marys, and the Michelin tire company. Gathering for a photo to mark the occasion, in back, were the employees of<br />

Ashton Tire along with <strong>Shriners</strong> from St. Marys and visitors from London. Kneeling in front are, from left: Michelin’s Jack Angle of Kitchener,<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine <strong>Potentate</strong> and Recorder Dave Fickling and Bill Butcher (both of London), and Ashton co-owner Tom Donati. Behind Donati are Ashton<br />

co-owners Greg Pellizzari and Mark O’Keefe. And behind Angle is local Shriner Vic Hearn, who helped organized the donation. St. Marys Argus<br />

MOCHA NEWS May 2012 Page 25

Shriner’s<br />

Name:<br />

Spouse’s<br />

Name:<br />

Address:<br />

Phone<br />

Number:<br />

Email Address:<br />

Spring<br />

Ceremonial<br />

June 1st and 2nd, 2012<br />

Please indicate all events you would like to participate in & return NO LATER THAN MAY 31, 2012.<br />

(Advance tickets only.)<br />

Note: A shuttle service will be available at no charge from the hotel to the different venues Friday<br />

and Saturday.<br />

1. Room at the Ramada Inn, 817 Exeter Rd, London (We will be booking the hotel rooms as a group from our<br />

office.)<br />

___ Number of nights @ $79 per night plus HST (based on double occupancy) = $_____<br />

2. Friday, June 1, 6 pm: Dinner & Entertainment at West Middlesex Memorial Centre, 334 Metcalfe St W,<br />

Strathroy<br />

_____ (number of people) x $15 each = $_______<br />

3. Saturday, June 2, 7 - 9 am: Breakfast at 15 Centre St, Strathroy. Open to public.<br />

_____ (number of people) x $5 each = $_______<br />

4. Saturday, June 2, noon: Men’s luncheon for <strong>Shriners</strong>, at West Middlesex Memorial Arena, 334 Metcalfe St West,<br />

Strathroy.<br />

_____ (number of <strong>Shriners</strong>) x $10 each = $_______<br />

5. Saturday, June 2, 11 am: Ladies’ luncheon held at Caradoc Community Centre, 565 Lions Park Drive, Mt. Brydges.<br />

_____ (number of Ladies) x $20 each = $_______<br />

6. Sat, June 2, 5 pm: <strong>Potentate</strong>s Fezzing Banquet held at Caradoc Community Centre, 565 Lions Park Dr, Mt.<br />

Brydges<br />

_____ (number of people) x $25 each = $_______<br />

Special Dietary Needs: ______________________________________________________________________<br />

Accessibility Needs:_________________________________________________________________________<br />

Payment: Visa or Mastercard (Please Circle)<br />

Name on Card: ______________________________ Card # ___________________________ Expiry Date:<br />

____/____<br />

Signature: __________________________________ Total Charged to card: $___________<br />

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Omar Temple 111<br />

Daughters of the Nile<br />

Message from Queen Sandra<br />

Wow, what an amazing and wonderful<br />

Installation of the Officers of Omar<br />

Temple No. 111, Daughters of the Nile on March 18th,<br />

2012. The moment I walked into the Red Room and was<br />

placed at the altar waiting for the officers to be escorted<br />

in, I knew it was going to be an unforgettable day. The<br />

banquet was held at <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre and everyone<br />

enjoyed a delicious buffet prepared by Dimitri and staff.<br />

The decorations were definitely a women’s paradise of<br />

2012-2013 Officers<br />

Queen Sandra Rank<br />

J.P.Q. Lucy Hesse<br />

Princess's Royal- Evelyn Hawkins, Tirzah- Dorothy<br />

Longridge, Badoura- Sally Butcher, Recorder- Patricia<br />

Lang, Banker- Marilyn Mitchell.<br />

Princess's Sheila <strong>El</strong>dridge, Betty Ebel, Shirley Porter,<br />

<strong>El</strong>izabeth Adam, Lorell Jones, Gail Vyse, Joan Ebel,<br />

Janet Melnyk, Kathryn Cotnam, Helen Cumming, Ann<br />

Jury, and Marilyn McFadden.<br />

Good Luck to all the new officers<br />

- enjoy your year!<br />

DATE TO<br />


London Sewing Circle Luncheon<br />

& Card Party<br />

May 23, 2012 - <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre<br />

by Pr. Sheila <strong>El</strong>dridge<br />

high heel shoes and pearls.<br />

Also, I would like to extend a special thank you to<br />

Illustrious Sir David Fickling, First Lady Patricia, the<br />

Divan, members of <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre, Grand Master,<br />

M.W. Bro. D. Garry Dowling, Lady Wendy, Noble Wilson<br />

McBeath, Ladies of the Household, Omar Ambassadors,<br />

Choir, Dancers, Patrol, friends and family for celebrating<br />

this happy occasion with us.<br />

Queen Lucy Sandra<br />

Installing Officers<br />

P.S.Q. Vesta Marshall, P.Q.'s Darlene Green, Shirley<br />

Rogers, Marlene Mackay, <strong>El</strong>izabeth Nuttall, Audrey J.<br />

Stubbs, Doris Barber, Daulphine Smith, Joyce Swayze,<br />

Deborah O'Connor, Fran Hustler, Marlien Dennie.<br />

Attendants Diane Mackie and Ruth Prentice.<br />

The Temple Choir, Dancers and Patrol entertained us<br />

with fantastic performances and costumes. A banquet<br />

was held at <strong>Mocha</strong> after the installation and P.Q.<br />

Marjorie Hill was our wonderful Mistress of<br />

Ceremonies. The spectacular decorations were the<br />

work of the very talented Diane Taylor. A great meal<br />

was enjoyed by all. Some installation pictures provided<br />

by Noble Randy Dunlop.<br />

Supreme Queen's Visit & Ceremonial<br />

August 24, 2012 - <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre<br />

Orthopedic Tea<br />

October 21, 2012 - <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre<br />

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The referral of your friends and family is the greatest<br />

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“Lawyers that mean Business”<br />

Corporation & Business Law, Commercial<br />

Litigation & Negotiations, Real Estate Law,<br />

Wills & Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning,<br />

Probate & Administration<br />

C. Fred MacKewn - E. Dixon Winder<br />

Phone: (519) 672-2040 Fax: (519) 672-6583<br />

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Investment Fund Advisor<br />

Life & Health Insurance Advisor<br />

700 Richmond Street, Suite 204, London<br />

519-438-1730<br />

rick.mcleod@dfsin.ca<br />

Ray G. Bradley<br />

Director of Public Relation/Marketing<br />

Porsche of London<br />

600 Oxford Street West, London, ON N6H 1T9<br />

Phone: (519) 601-1322 Fax: (519) 601-1780<br />

Cell: (519) 859-1786<br />

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www.porschecarslondon.com<br />

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T 519-660-0990 x 222<br />

F 519-661-0996<br />

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Anna McNutt<br />

General Manager<br />

Residence Inn By Marriott ®<br />

383 Colborne Street<br />

London, Ontario N6B 3P5<br />

T 519-433-7222 : F 519-433-7223<br />

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Kelly Flannery<br />

Audiologist, Reg. CASLPO<br />

Tel: 519-438-0492<br />

Fax: 519-438-4948

<strong>Michael</strong> G. <strong>Severe</strong><br />

<strong>Imperial</strong> <strong>Potentate</strong>, <strong>Shriners</strong> International<br />

Greetings my fellow Nobles,<br />

I hope everyone had a nice Easter and start to<br />

Passover!<br />

I started off the month of March at the Central<br />

States Shrine Association in Topeka, Kan., which<br />

is also the association my temple, <strong>El</strong> <strong>Jebel</strong>, belongs<br />

to. We had great attendance – 250 Nobles from<br />

Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas,<br />

Missouri, Nebraska and Arkansas. As always, it was<br />

a perfect opportunity to see old friends and make<br />

new ones as well.<br />

My next stop was <strong>Shriners</strong> International head<br />

quarters in Tampa, Fla., for the sports committee,<br />

Assistant Rabban and Oriental Guide seminars.<br />

The sports committee seminar was led by<br />

<strong>Imperial</strong> Sir Dale Stauss and we were treated to some<br />

interesting and humorous NFL stories from<br />

Harold Richardson, executive director of the<br />

East-West Shrine Game®. Toward the end of the<br />

seminar, Justin McFatridge, a patient ambassador<br />

from <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children® — Tampa<br />

gave an inspirational talk about the positive impact<br />

our philanthropy has made on his life.<br />

At the Oriental Guide and Assistant Rabban<br />

Seminars, temple officers exchanged ideas on Divan<br />

planning, risk management, fundraising,<br />

membership and budgets. I was extremely pleased<br />

to see a great turnout of Nobles and Ladies at both<br />

seminars.<br />

During my time at headquarters, I also attended<br />

the international development committee meeting.<br />

We are excited about fraternity members in Japan’s<br />

interest in forming a new temple and the<br />

possibility of adding the Agila <strong>Shriners</strong> of<br />

Mindanao, The Philippines, as our 195th temple.<br />

Past <strong>Imperial</strong> <strong>Potentate</strong> Nick Thomas and the rest of<br />

the committee members have done a commendable<br />

job expanding our fraternity overseas.<br />

While in Florida, I also had the opportunity to visit<br />

both Sahib <strong>Shriners</strong> of Sarasota and Egypt <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

of Tampa. Both temples were gracious hosts and gave<br />

generous donations to Patty’s fundraising program,<br />

“Stepping Forward Toward a Brighter Future.”<br />

In Orlando, I participated in the 4th annual Sam<br />

Swope Charity Motorcycle Ride. The ride went<br />

from the Bahia <strong>Shriners</strong> temple to the Seminole<br />

Harley Davidson Shop in<br />

Sanford, Fla. Despite the<br />

rainy conditions, more<br />

than 500 people braved<br />

the 40-mile ride. The<br />

event raised more than<br />

$150,000 for the health<br />

care system and Noble Swope matched that figure,<br />

bringing the total donation to $304,000. What makes<br />

our fraternity so unique and special are kind and<br />

selfless individuals like Noble Swope.<br />

Later in the month I attended meetings of the<br />

Northeast Shrine Association in Bangor, Maine,<br />

and the South Atlantic Shrine Association in<br />

Greenwood, S.C. Thanks to Illustrious Sir Larry<br />

Herson, who grew up with Stephen King in Maine,<br />

I had the opportunity to see the famous author’s<br />

house. The South Atlantic Shrine Association<br />

meeting was held at the Greenwood Shrine Club,<br />

which is a beautiful facility right on the lake. I would<br />

like to thank both the Anah and Hejaz <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

for their hospitality and for hosting both of these<br />

important meetings.<br />

After visiting the Springfield hospital last month, I<br />

can now officially say I’ve been to all 22 <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Hospitals for Children. Massachusetts Senator Scott<br />

Brown was also at the hospital during my visit. It<br />

was great to meet him and see how impressed he<br />

is with our philanthropy. In addition, I visited our<br />

Cincinnati hospital for the strategic assessment<br />

task force meeting. The task force has done an<br />

outstanding job and I’m excited about the ideas they<br />

have for the future of our health care system.<br />

Lastly, I attended the Shrine Directors Association<br />

(SDA) in San Antonio, Texas. Three hundred Nobles<br />

attended and <strong>Imperial</strong> Sirs Dale Stauss, Jerry Gantt,<br />

Jeffrey Sowder and James Smith all volunteered<br />

to participate in numerous stunts that are used in<br />

the “Second Section” of initiation. The SDA has<br />

created a book of 80 to 90 skits for temples to<br />

utilize and also has innovative ideas to recruit new<br />

members. I encourage of all you to support this<br />

terrific 1organization so we can continue to find<br />

more ways to have fun in the Shrine.<br />

“Remember Why You Became a Shriner!”<br />

Yours in the Faith, <strong>Michael</strong> G. <strong>Severe</strong><br />

<strong>Imperial</strong> <strong>Potentate</strong>, Chairman of the Board of Directors

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