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PM #40010349<br />

VOL. 34 NO. 4 LONDON, ONTARIO NOVEMBER 2011


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, Floyd James<br />

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

Office: Sharron Miller, Heather Palmer 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 2011 �<br />

Potentate: Jack Cumming 519-353-5556<br />

hjcumming@brucetelecom.com Lady Helen<br />

Chief Rabban: David Fickling 519-451-6724<br />

ficks@rogers.com Lady Patricia<br />

Assistant Rabban: Rob Parker 519-680-0032<br />

parkerrob@rogers.com Lady Deb<br />

High Priest & Prophet: Jim Thomsen 519-495-1882<br />

jimmyjobillybob@rogers.com Lady Deb<br />

Oriental Guide: Bob Marshall 519-245-5567<br />

rcm@ispca Lady Vesta<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: Brian Dayman 519-353-4332<br />

bddayman@gmail.com Lady Corinne<br />

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

hill@sympatico.ca Lady Cheryl<br />

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

kealey@bmts.com Lady Sue<br />

Captain of the Guard: Earl Schneider 519-343-2315<br />

schneider@sonicwaves.ca Lady Ann<br />

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

bmbaxter@ezlink.ca Lady Mary<br />

� POTENTATE’S APPOINTMENTS �<br />

Chief Aide: Frank Eagleson 519-797-2067<br />

feagleson@bmts.com Lady Doris<br />

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

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

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

simmons.gord@gmail.com<br />

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

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

pjsmith@pjsmithassoc.ca Lady Terry<br />

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

thecooks@sympatico.ca Lady Diane<br />

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

fmackewn@mwk.on.ca<br />

External Auditor: John Rozeluk 519-661-0990 x222<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 />

Time goes quickly<br />

when you are having<br />

fun and I just<br />

want to say how<br />

quickly this year<br />

has gone and what a<br />

great experience it<br />

has been to be<br />

Potentate of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> for 2011.<br />

I first want to thank the Nobility of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> for giving Lady Helen and myself<br />

the honour and the privilege of serving this<br />

year as Potentate and First Lady of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Temple. I want to thank my colleagues on<br />

the Divan, elected and appointed, as well as<br />

the appointees for being a strong group to<br />

work with. It takes the combined efforts of<br />

everyone to make a Shrine year a success.<br />

I want to thank the Clubs and Units for your<br />

tremendous support and warm welcome<br />

shown to us during our visits throughout the<br />

year and to thank you for making a start to<br />

combine some of the visits required by the<br />

Potentate and the Divan during the Shrine<br />

year.<br />

Because of the support of the whole membership<br />

of <strong>Mocha</strong>, I think it has been a good<br />

year in terms of membership and donations<br />

to the Shrine Hospitals, Transportation<br />

Fund, Temple Renovations, General<br />

Operations, Mo Fund and the <strong>Mocha</strong> News.<br />

At the time of writing, these donations are<br />

at $510,000 and I have promises of more at<br />

the Fall Ceremonial. Thanks to each of<br />

you.<br />

A special thanks for the donations to the<br />

special fund for the renovations of the<br />

Upper Banquet room, the furnishings and<br />

the Mo Fund. I was very pleased with the<br />

decision of the Stated Meeting on Wed. Oct<br />

12, 2011, to proceed with the renovations<br />

of this room. Thanks to Noble Barry O’Brien<br />

and his committee for their work in bringing<br />

in their report of recommendations and<br />

cost estimate. This project will certainly<br />

enhance the beauty of this room and make it<br />

more attractive for Shrine and non Shrine<br />

events, including banquets, Wedding<br />

Receptions and meetings.<br />

I want to thank and congratulate all the new<br />

members who joined <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> this<br />

year. You are a great group and I know you<br />

will enjoy your membership in the Shrine.<br />

It will be a great experience for you and<br />

your ladies. Remember, you will get out of<br />

Shrinedom what you put into it.<br />

I want to make a couple of recognitions this<br />

year in <strong>Mocha</strong>- first to commend Noble<br />

Carl and Lady Pat Churchill for their generous<br />

donation of $100,000 to the new London<br />

Children’s Hospital. A contribution like<br />

that is certainly from the heart and will go a<br />

long way towards contributing to the suc-<br />

Potentate’s Report<br />

cess of that hospital and the care and treatment<br />

of children with their various ailments.<br />

Thanks Carl and Pat.<br />

I want to congratulate Illustrious Sir. Paul<br />

Shillington on receiving his Emeritus Award<br />

from <strong>Shriners</strong> International for 15 years<br />

continuous attendance at Imperial Sessions.<br />

This starts from your first year as a delegate<br />

and goes forward.<br />

We attended the Great Lakes Shrine<br />

Association Sept 13-17th. There wasn’t a<br />

lot of business done, due to a mix up in the<br />

by-laws, but I want to congratulate the<br />

Royal Scots O’ <strong>Mocha</strong>, and the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Dessert Rats for their success in their<br />

respective competitions.<br />

Another good time was enjoyed on our<br />

Northern Trip. Our official visit and Ladies<br />

Night at Huron Shrine Club was Thursday<br />

Sept 22 and the Sault Shrine Club in Sault<br />

Ste Marie on Saturday Sept 24, 2011. We<br />

initiated 2 new candidates at the Sault meeting,<br />

plus 1 affiliate, along with 2 initiations<br />

in Marquette Michigan in August, 2011.<br />

The Potentate and First Lady’s Trip,<br />

“Country and Colour Tour” was a successful<br />

week-end, and I want to thank all 100 of<br />

you, who travelled with us, to make it a<br />

success. It was a very informative and fun<br />

filled trip and included the Joint Potentates<br />

night with “Ramoca and Bruce Shrine<br />

Clubs” in Owen Sound, with approximately<br />

175 Ladies, guests and Nobles in attendance<br />

at an excellent fish dinner. We also had a<br />

fraternal visit hosted by the “Muskoka<br />

Shrine Club” at Milford Bay. There were<br />

approximately 200 Ladies, guests and<br />

Nobles in attendance at this event which<br />

included a Prime Rib Buffet dinner.<br />

At the end of the trip with various lucky<br />

draws, we had $2000 to send to the Canadian<br />

Shrine Hospital--- another example of<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> having fun and helping kids.<br />

The nominations and elections meeting will<br />

be at our next stated meeting on December<br />

14, 2011 at 7:30pm in the <strong>Mocha</strong> Templethis<br />

is an important meeting, so please try to<br />

be there. The installations will be on Friday<br />

January 13, at 7:30pm.<br />

Finally, on behalf of Lady Helen and myself,<br />

thanks again, to all the Nobles and their<br />

ladies of <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> for a great year!!<br />

Thanks for your warm welcomes, friendships<br />

and hospitality at your respective club<br />

and unit visits and other Shrine functions.<br />

It has been a great experience for both of<br />

us.<br />

We want to wish each of you, from Our<br />

Shrine Family to Yours a "Merry Christmas<br />

and Happy New Year."<br />

Yours In The Faith,<br />

llustrious Sir Jack Cumming,<br />

Potentate <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> 2011<br />

Page 2 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


Recorder’s Corner<br />

by Jeff Brown<br />

Well, we have seen the end of summer and<br />

the onset of fall. The Divan has started its<br />

fall visitation schedule and has a busy calendar<br />

for Official Visits and Installations<br />

over the next few months.<br />

By now, those who attended the Stated<br />

Meeting on October 12th will have heard<br />

the presentation regarding the redevelopment<br />

of the upper banquet hall here at <strong>Mocha</strong>. It is an expensive<br />

but a much needed project and we all hope the Clubs & Units will<br />

get behind this as you did for the M.S.P.O.T.S. project. We’re not<br />

talking about a million dollars this time but there is still more<br />

needed to get the job done. Hopefully more donations will come<br />

in at the Fall Ceremonial on <strong>November</strong> 5th and again at the<br />

Spring Ceremonial in 2012. “Let’s All Pull Together” on this<br />

one.<br />

I am a very passionate Shriner and have, on occasion let that<br />

passion creep into my dealings with individuals as well as with<br />

our Clubs & Units. But because of my passion, I believe we all<br />

need a reminder to follow our Imperial bylaws, our <strong>Mocha</strong> bylaws,<br />

the mission and vision of <strong>Shriners</strong> International and <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Hospitals for Children (SHC) to stay healthy as an organization<br />

into the future.<br />

We are not a “Service Club” nor should we act as one. Our<br />

purpose and goal is a single focus; support <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals<br />

with time, talent and means to benefit the children that need our<br />

assistance. It is not for the purpose of raising money for Ronald<br />

MacDonald House or for Canadian Breast Cancer Research or<br />

other very worthwhile health or medical causes. We can all<br />

support those causes as citizens of the world but not “under the<br />

fez”. Several incidents have happened recently that have upset<br />

me personally as I’m sure it has the other members of the Divan.<br />

Nobles, we have to be aware that wearing the fez while soliciting<br />

money for other charities indicates to the public that we, as<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong>, are endorsing a particular charity as if they were our<br />

own. Nobles, they are NOT! If you participate in fund raising for<br />

other charities (which you have every right to do) DO NOT wear<br />

your fez while doing it. As <strong>Shriners</strong> we also feel the need to help<br />

some local children and although not specifically allowed in<br />

Shrine bylaws, it is recognized that assistance to children in need<br />

in our local communities is a good investment overall. But we<br />

must ensure that these donations do not become the sole reason<br />

or the major reason that your Club or Unit raises money. Once I<br />

was asked for some guidelines on what percentage of total<br />

donations should go to local causes in our communities and I<br />

responded that it should probably fall in the range of 10 – 25%<br />

whereby the 10% would apply if the total amount of annual<br />

donations by your Club or Unit is high and up to 25% if your Club<br />

or Unit only donates a small amount annually. Remember, that<br />

our mission is to support <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children which<br />

also includes the Temple Transportation account which is considered<br />

to be part of “Hospital Money”.<br />

The Imperial Session in Denver brought about several changes to<br />

the Imperial bylaws and I have been busy comparing notes on our<br />

own bylaws to make the necessary changes. This has not been<br />

done for a few years so I am playing “catch-up” to ensure our<br />

byaws are compliant with Imperial. For your information, changes<br />

to Imperial Bylaws that impact on Temple bylaws DO NOT have to<br />

be passed by the Temple membership. However, Imperial does<br />

expect that the changes will be documented and a fresh request<br />

for Imperial approval be sought annually, as needed. Once the<br />

approval has been received, a new edition of the <strong>Mocha</strong> Bylaws<br />

will be circulated to every member.<br />

One of the changes that occurred in Denver was the approval to<br />

allow for “ELECTIONEERING” by candidates for elected office.<br />

However, the terms of the bylaw amendment are so restrictive that<br />

I’m not sure there won’t be more violations happening in the<br />

future than have happened in the past. The new amendment<br />

specifically allows for a Noble seeking an elected office to disperse<br />

information about HIS QUALIFICATIONS ONLY as they may relate<br />

to the post he is seeking. He can use standard mail or e-mail to<br />

accomplish that but cannot ask for your vote, hand out gifts or<br />

spend money on his campaign. He must also NOT USE the<br />

spreading of his information by or through Shrine Clubs or Units<br />

as a mass mailing either in hard copy or electronically. If any<br />

Nobles are considering running for elected office and are unsure<br />

how the new regulations may affect them, please contact me for<br />

clarification and assistance, as required.<br />

Remember that the December 14th Stated Meeting is also our<br />

annual election night and you need to show your 2011 dues card<br />

for admittance to this important meeting. The 2012 budget will be<br />

presented at that meeting for approval.<br />

Our world, as well as our fraternity is changing and we must not<br />

be afraid to change with it. If we all pull together, the job will be<br />

much easier.<br />

With the upcoming Christmas Season approaching, on behalf of<br />

my lady Lynne and myself, I would like to<br />

wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday<br />

season. Merry Christmas as well as a<br />

Happy New Year to one and all and may<br />

we all see one another again in 2012!<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 3


Dennis<br />

COOK<br />

editor<br />

Hi Nobles,<br />

Here we are looking at the <strong>November</strong> issue, and that of course<br />

means Christmas is coming up fast. I certainly hope all is well<br />

in your households, and that you don't have to suffer any<br />

setbacks or tragedies this next few months.<br />

As I reflect back on the past year, and the time since I started<br />

being the Editor, I can't help but think of the many Nobles that<br />

have made themselves known to me, through a warm handshake<br />

or a nice e-mail and even in a letter. It is things like this<br />

that make the whole job worth the effort.<br />

Most went on to be friends, and they will be in the archives of<br />

my little mind for years.(the mind is getting smaller, or has<br />

less capacity, than it used to)<br />

This is supposedly my last issue as the Editor, and you can be<br />

sure that there are parts of the job that I will miss for years,<br />

and hopefully I can still meet and greet my fellow Nobles as<br />

friends.<br />

Let me once again acknowledge the new candidates who went<br />

in at the Spring Ceremonial, and I hope you have found a<br />

comfortable place to be within one of the many Clubs, or<br />

Units in your vicinity, Please get involved, and be a part of our<br />

great Fraternity.<br />

I also hope that you are contemplating going on in your<br />

Masonic Career, by going through the chairs in your Lodge,<br />

and going up by becoming a member of the Scottish, or York<br />

Rite. Personally I have 32 Degrees in the Scottish Rite, and<br />

have recently been reinstated to the York Rite, and have<br />

reached the position of Royal Arch Mason, and most recently<br />

I became a member of the Preceptory, so eventually my<br />

Masonic Career will have taken me to the completion of both<br />

Rites, and please let me recommend your perusal to going<br />

one way or the other or both.<br />

Please accept this as my humble Goodbye, and Thanks for<br />

letting me be your Editor for the past few years.<br />

Thanks and Happy Reading Dennis<br />

❖ Potentate's Trip<br />

❖ What's New in Erie<br />

❖ Imperial Potentate's Message<br />

❖ Notice of Elections for the Temple<br />

❖ Circus Daddy contributors<br />

❖ Essay contest from Imperial<br />

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

Earl C. Todd<br />

It is with great sadness that we<br />

announce the passing of<br />

Noble Earl Todd.<br />

Earl was initiated into Sunnyside<br />

Lodge #582 1951 past and raised<br />

Scarborough, Ont. Affi liated to<br />

Centennial Lodge #684 1980,<br />

member of London Lodge of Perfection,<br />

Rose Croix, Moore Sovereign<br />

Consistory 32 degree,<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> 1978 and the<br />

Royal Order of Jesters.<br />

Earl always had a passion for the <strong>Mocha</strong> Concert Band<br />

whether he was playing or conducting.<br />

The band brought him many years of pleasure.<br />

Earl enjoyed socializing, telling stories or just having<br />

a beer in the bar with one and all. Everyone’s best wishes<br />

and good thoughts will always be remembered.<br />

Earl is survived by Lady Wilda, his loving wife of 60 years,<br />

2 sons, 2 daughters, their partners and 13 grand children<br />

(one great grand child on the way).<br />

FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS<br />

LET THE MUSIC PLAY ON<br />

The <strong>Mocha</strong> Office requires a<br />

schedule of bookings from all the<br />

clubs and units of <strong>Mocha</strong> for their<br />

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

that are held at the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine<br />

Centre.<br />

Our calendar is quickly fi lling up<br />

for 2012 and we would like to<br />

accommodate each club or unit<br />

as best as possible.<br />

Please submit your dates, times<br />

and room choices in writing by<br />

email mochashriners1@rogers.com<br />

fax 519-672-7723<br />

or drop it into the office.<br />

Please provide us with your<br />

schedule of bookings no later<br />

than December 15th.<br />

For those clubs and units that have<br />

already done so – THANK YOU!!<br />

Page 4 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


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

Noble Shayne Eldridge<br />

For this month’s Membership<br />

Corner, I have borrowed a story<br />

from Shriner’s Village written by<br />

Imperial Sir Gary Bergenske. I took<br />

this to heart and have signed up as a<br />

virtual mentor - I challenge you to<br />

do the same! Noble Shayne<br />

Eldridge<br />

Mentoring - Ensuring A Strong Organization<br />

Do you remember a special person who made a difference in<br />

your life? The person who took time to ask your name, introduce<br />

you around or show you the ropes? If we’re lucky, we<br />

have at least one person in our lives who truly took an interest<br />

and made a positive difference, personally or professionally.<br />

That’s what mentoring is all about, taking the time to help<br />

someone learn, gain knowledge and offer an opportunity to<br />

succeed. Just as mentoring can build confidence and character<br />

in individuals, it can also impact organizations by preparing<br />

the next generation of leaders and ensuring the transfer of<br />

knowledge.<br />

So how does this apply to <strong>Shriners</strong> International? Many<br />

organizations have mentoring programs, including Fortune<br />

500 companies, the federal government and school systems,<br />

to name a few. They do this ensure they build an organization<br />

of quality people who love what they do, and do what<br />

they love. Some call it coaching or training, but mentoring<br />

of others goes back thousands of years. It builds and develops<br />

organizations’ most valuable asset — its people — in<br />

our case our nobility.<br />

Why is Shrine mentoring so important? Committed mentors<br />

can take <strong>Shriners</strong> International to the next level by educating,<br />

developing and exciting our members, and by attracting and<br />

retaining our future leaders. Having a successful mentoring<br />

program is an important component to accomplishing membership<br />

development and retention goals.<br />

I always like to think of having our members become “career<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong>,” where they enjoy their association with our organization<br />

and realize—personally and professionally— their full<br />

potential. If they are made to feel welcome and given the<br />

opportunity to get involved in our organization, they will be<br />

happy and we will have more members who never leave us.<br />

How do we guarantee this happens? Simple, we make a concerted<br />

effort to make sure every new member has a mentor for<br />

his first year to make sure he becomes involved and his<br />

expectations are met.<br />

Through beashrinernow.com, we have created the foundation<br />

for a mentoring network.<br />

Here, virtual mentors work with<br />

interested candidates to learn<br />

more about <strong>Shriners</strong> International<br />

and Freemasonry. These mentors<br />

are active <strong>Shriners</strong> and Masons<br />

and they answer questions, provide<br />

guidance and introduce candidates<br />

and their families to local<br />

Lodges or temples.<br />

We call them virtual<br />

mentors<br />

because they first<br />

meet online. If the<br />

candidate wishes,<br />

they can meet in<br />

person, chat by<br />

phone, or continue<br />

communicating<br />

online.<br />

We are looking for more dedicated <strong>Shriners</strong> to join our virtual<br />

mentors and their mission to help grow the fraternity and<br />

guide our future leaders. Go to HYPERLINK "https://www.<br />

shrinersvillage.com/login/error.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/sites/<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong>Village/layouts/PageLayouts/SVLayout-Inside.aspx"<br />

www.shrinersvillage.com and sign up as a virtual mentor for<br />

your temple. We need your talents to assist us in communicating,<br />

motivating, counseling and exciting our new members to<br />

become “career <strong>Shriners</strong>.” If we can do that, they will become<br />

involved forever. Let’s do it! I BELIEVE we can.<br />

Brought to you by your Membership Committee<br />

Noble Harry Hewbank (Chairman)<br />

Nobles Chris Bradley, Shayne Eldridge, John Parker<br />

FOR<br />

I sure would love<br />

to see this<br />

excellent Jeepster<br />

find a good home<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 />

Jim Thompson<br />

519-473-1709<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 5


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

Illustrious Sir Jack Cumming<br />

Summons you to attend<br />

The Stated meeting of <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple<br />

468 Colborne Street, London, Ontario<br />

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 7:30 PM<br />

Officers to be elected for 2012<br />

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Your 2011 dues card will be required for voting<br />

NOTE: A report on the Hi-Ro Shrine Club status to be presented at this meeting<br />

REGULATIONS IMPERIAL COUNCIL BY-LAWS<br />

2011-2012<br />

325.11 Election Regulations<br />

(a) Electioneering A candidate for an elected office in a Shrine temple may print, publish and<br />

circulate during the year he is seeking the elected office, a resume consisting of his<br />

educational background, his vocational history, and his Masonic and Shrine record. Except as<br />

provided in the prior sentence, the printing, publication, circulating or distribution of<br />

resolutions, letters, telegrams, tickets, email or other devices, by a unit, club, Noble or group of<br />

Nobles, suggesting, recommending, opposing or containing the names of proposed<br />

(b)<br />

candidates for office in the temple is prohibited.<br />

Expenditures Prohibited. The expenditure of money for gifts, favours, or entertainment,<br />

on behalf of a candidate for elected office is prohibited.<br />

(c) Violation. For any violation of (a) or (b), the Imperial Potentate may suspend any offending<br />

Noble, and he may declare the election of the officers void and order a new election.<br />

(d) Notice. At least one week prior to the annual meeting or any election, the temple Recorder<br />

shall mail to each member a notice thereof containing this section.<br />

DINNER AT 6:00 PM - $25<br />

Advance sale only from office 519-672-1391<br />

Page 6 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


Keep<br />

these<br />

DATES<br />

IN<br />

MIND<br />

☛ The Potentates Ball<br />

– Saturday April 28, 2012<br />

☛ The Spring Ceremonial<br />

- Friday June 1 &<br />

Saturday June 2, 2012<br />

in Strathroy<br />

☛ Headquarters Hotel –<br />

Ramada Inn, Wellington<br />

Rd. @ Hwy. 401<br />

☛ The Potentates Trip –<br />

Late October - St. Marten<br />

For more information,<br />

call 519-451-6724<br />

Hi Nobles and Ladies, just a few reminders for<br />

the near future. More information will follow in<br />

future issues of the <strong>Mocha</strong> News. Please mark<br />

your calendars and Lady Patricia & I look<br />

forward to seeing you at these scheduled events.<br />

Thanks, Chief Rabban,<br />

Dave Fickling and Lady Patricia<br />

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MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 7


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

Whispering Sands of the<br />

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

Nobles, how proud could this <strong>Mocha</strong> Oriental Band be?<br />

two presently active and distinctive Masons who are<br />

both active in the Band as well as the present District<br />

Deputy Grand Masters; R. W. Bro. Bradley Fickling for<br />

the London East District and R. W. Bro. Douglas<br />

Hoelzli, Sarnia District. These are only two of the many<br />

celebrities of Masonry who are also active in the Band.<br />

Now you new Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, don’t you<br />

feel like joining our esteemed Nobles in the Band?<br />

R.W. Bro. Bradley D. W. Fickling,<br />

London East DDGM 2011-2012<br />

Noble Bradley Fickling was born in London, Ontario on<br />

Dec. 19, 1958. Raised in north-east London he attended<br />

Evelyn Harrison Public School and Montcalm Secondary<br />

School. His youthful interest in sports led to participation<br />

in hockey, baseball, football and basketball. He still<br />

found time to play in the school Concert Band and initiated<br />

his leadership capabilities in student government by<br />

being student council president in his graduating year.<br />

Summer employment during his educational years found<br />

him working long summer hours for Silverwood Dairies<br />

delivering milk and ice cream in their home service and<br />

wholesale divisions.<br />

Bradley graduated from the University of Western<br />

Ontario in 1980 with a degree in physical education and<br />

social science.<br />

This was followed by a degree from the Faculty of<br />

Education at Althouse College in 1981 and latter<br />

upgraded to an honour specialist in history and contemporary<br />

studies.<br />

His first year of teaching in 1982 saw him on the same<br />

teaching staff with his father Dave* at Sir George Ross<br />

Secondary School. For the next 28 years he has taught at<br />

H. B. Beal Secondary School teaching Canadian History,<br />

Civics, Ancient Civilizations and his favourite class<br />

Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology. Bradley has<br />

been the Department Head of History for the last 10<br />

years. His love of sports continued to thrive in an educational<br />

environment by being able to give back to the<br />

system his time and dedication as football and hockey<br />

coach to his high school team. His organizational<br />

strengths have been demonstrated over the last 28 years<br />

as the London High School Hockey Convenor,<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 />

organizing schedules, including several regional and<br />

provincial championships.<br />

Bradley has two sons aged 17 and 21. Shelden, the<br />

youngest is in grade 12 at Beal while Braden is working<br />

and engaged to be married to his fiancé Katie. Bradley<br />

also devoted his time and love of sports to his sons, acting<br />

as their coach for most of their minor baseball and<br />

hockey teams since they could first skate or hit a ball.<br />

Bradley’s inspiration to join the craft in 1994 came from<br />

years of observing the excellent role models of his father<br />

Dave, a 1980 Past Master of Nilestown Lodge and his<br />

grandfather Art, a 1970 Past Master. Bradley became<br />

Master of Nilestown Lodge in 1999 and then again in<br />

2006. For the last 12 years he has also served as the<br />

Temple Board Chairman, the Chicken BBQ chairman,<br />

the hall booking agent and even served time as the hall<br />

grass cutter. Bradley is a member of the Scottish Rite<br />

and <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine, playing the bass drum for the<br />

Oriental Band, another family tradition.<br />

Bradley’s favourite get away spot is the trailer at<br />

Ipperwash Beach. It is there where he met his lovely<br />

lady – Donna. He now spends his family time between<br />

London, Ipperwash and her country home in St.<br />

George.<br />

* Father, Dave is our very own Bandsman and the Chief<br />

Rabban for <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

R. W. Bro. Douglas Hoelzli,<br />

Sarnia District D.D.G.M. 2011-2012<br />

Noble Douglas (Doug) Hoelzli was born and raised in<br />

Strathroy on August 14, 1968 and attended Colborne<br />

Street Public School and Strathroy District Collegiate<br />

Institute as his secondary school. Doug’s higher<br />

education was earned by attended Lambton College in<br />

Sarnia from 1986 to 1989 and graduated in Business<br />

Administration, majoring in accounting. He actively<br />

played and refereed hockey prior to college as he also<br />

gained recognition while working at McDonald's<br />

Restaurant in Strathroy as he attended his high school.<br />

Doug is employed in the banking industry and has been<br />

for the past 21 years, is currently employed as the Small<br />

Business Advisor with Scotiabank in London a position<br />

held since the year 2008.<br />

Page 8 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


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

Doug’s Masonic ventures began in May 1990 when he<br />

was Initiated in Beaver Lodge No. 83 in Strathroy, he<br />

was Installed W. M. in 2002 and served as W. M. through<br />

2003. He was Exalted in Beaver Chapter No. 74,<br />

R.A.M. in Strathroy in February 1993, joined St. Simon<br />

of Cyrene Preceptory No. 37 in Sarnia in October 1994<br />

and <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> in October 2006 and in just over a<br />

year later he saw the benefits of the <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Oriental Band, joining the Band in January 2008. Doug<br />

is now an expert as he mastered the playing of the side<br />

drum, bass drum and the gong.<br />

In July of this year, 2011, Doug was installed and<br />

invested at the Grand Lodge as the DDGM for Sarnia<br />

District and to cap, a proud nephew to his Uncle, R.W.<br />

Bro. Paul Brown, also from Strathroy & Beaver Lodge<br />

No. 83, served as DDGM for Sarnia District in 2007 –<br />

2008.<br />

Both the above esteemed Masons and Nobles of the<br />

Mystic Shrine still find the time to enjoy the benefits of<br />

the London <strong>Mocha</strong> Oriental Band and they hardly miss<br />

a meeting or a parade as they assist most willingly to<br />

raise funds for the benefit of our Children’s Hospitals.<br />

Things done and yet to be done: -<br />

This period ends our Summer activities and now look<br />

forward to suitable weather as we mark the beginning of<br />

our Christmas season parades which include: -<br />

July 16th Ailsa Craig<br />

July 30th Formosa<br />

Directors Staff Submitted by<br />

Jim Blak<br />

Sept. 4th 2:00pm Port Rowan<br />

Sept. 24th Thorndale<br />

Saturday, Nov. 5th Ceremonial (Morning)<br />

Saturday, Nov. 5th Poplar Hill Santa Clause<br />

Parade (Evening)<br />

Saturday, Nov. 12th London Santa Clause Parade<br />

Saturday, Nov. 19th St. Thomas Santa Clause Parade<br />

Sunday, Nov. 27th Parkhill Santa Clause Parade<br />

Saturday, Dec. 3rd Lucan Santa Clause Parade<br />

Sunday, Dec. 4th Belmont Santa Clause Parade<br />

Monday, Dec. 12th Annual Meeting<br />

at the <strong>Mocha</strong> Centre<br />

Friday, Nov. 25th Christmas Dinner Party<br />

at the <strong>Mocha</strong> Centre<br />

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

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

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

blow or do both together, don’t belong to another Unit<br />

or would like a change, then you are for us. There is no<br />

need to have a musical background as we will teach you<br />

in short order to play the kind of music we promote. We<br />

have a great deal of fun, travel with our Ladies and<br />

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

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

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

enjoy the company and continue to line the parade route.<br />

Call the President NOW Noble Bill Hurn or his wife<br />

Helen at 519-630-5591.<br />

Article by Noble Charlie Crow<br />

The Director’s Staff Annual Summer BBQ was again held at the ranch of Marjorie and Jim Blak.<br />

The main event was “bronc” riding with Pinky being the star attraction.<br />

The pictures show our 2nd VP Noble Terry Hill riding Pinky and also our President Wally Hutzel<br />

and longtime member of the Staff Noble Don Lovell riding double down the hill.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 9


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

Camel Coach<br />

Desert Rats at GLASMC<br />

On Sept 15-18, 2011, the <strong>Mocha</strong> Desert Rats participated in the<br />

GLASMC (Great Lakes Association Shrine Motor Corp) competition<br />

and parade in Boardman, Ohio, hosted by Al Koran.<br />

Finishing 1st Place in Drill; 1st Place in Obstacle Course; and<br />

1st Place in Inspection. Mike Andersen Sr. came in with the<br />

fastest time in the obstacle course at 36.3 seconds, followed by<br />

Geoff Clays with a time of 39.37 seconds.<br />

A great time was had by all the Desert Rats and their ladies.<br />

Imperial Potentate Michael G.<br />

Severe joins the Desert Rats for a<br />

photo before the competition. (L to<br />

R): Bob Kriter, Mike Andersen Jr.,<br />

Mike Andersen Sr., Boris Melnyk,<br />

Imperial Potentate Michael G.<br />

Severe, Glenn Chesney, Richard<br />

Smith, Sam Wood, and Scott Petrie.<br />

Imperial Potentate<br />

Michael G. Severe<br />

wants to take a<br />

Desert Rat for a spin.<br />

Happy bike<br />

winner at<br />

London<br />

Shrine<br />

Circus -<br />

Hosted by<br />

the Camel<br />

Coach<br />

George Vanslack / Doug MacDonald /<br />

Stew Murdoch # 71 Phil Varone - London<br />

Knights # 17 Garrett Wilson Owen Sound.<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> 50/50 fund raiser - Puck Drop. Give<br />

Stew a call we can always use the help.<br />

Present at the Awards Ceremony (L to R):<br />

Richard Smith, Bruce James (President of<br />

GLASMC), Scott Petrie, Bob Kriter, Glenn<br />

Chesney, Geoff Clays, Boris Melnyk. Absent –<br />

Mike Andersen Sr., Mike Andersen Jr., Sam Wood<br />

Desert Rats getting ready for the competition in<br />

Ohio. (L to R): Bob Kriter, Scott Petrie,<br />

Boris Melnyk, Richard Smith, Mike Andersen<br />

Jr., Mike Andersen Sr., Sam Wood.<br />

Seated on the Desert Rat is Glenn Chesney,<br />

one of the founding fathers of the unit.<br />

Page 10 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


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

Road Runners Make<br />

Presentation<br />

This past April 15 the <strong>Mocha</strong> Roadrunners made a special trip to<br />

Wellesley to show their gratitude for receiving a parade payment for<br />

a parade they were unable to attend. In December of 2010, due to a<br />

severe snowstorm and road closures, the Roadrunners were unable<br />

to make it to the Christmas Tyme in Wellesley Parade. Even though<br />

the Unit was not able to participate they were sent a parade cheque<br />

which was in turn transferred to the 100 Million Dollar Club,<br />

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

In the adjoining photo our Parade Chairman, Ron McNicol, is presenting<br />

the 100 Million Dollar Certificate to Marg Runstedler,<br />

Chairperson of the Christmas Tyme in Wellesley Parade. All those in<br />

the Shrine are grateful for the generosity shown by the members of<br />

the Christmas Tyme in Wellesley Parade.<br />

Our Unit has quickly driven through the spring and summer<br />

parades experiencing crowd pleasing moments and<br />

the usual car maintenance problems, such as broken axles<br />

and flat tires. Now that fall is zooming by and we have<br />

completed many fair and festive celebration parades we<br />

will start our Christmas season, which takes us to<br />

December 9th, before we retire our vehicles for the year.<br />

If you would like us to participate in your event or parade<br />

please contact our Parade Chairman, Ron McNicol (519<br />

271 6694).<br />

We were pleased to have Mater, a replica from Cars, back<br />

on the road with our Unit, under the control of Joe<br />

Hedberg who joined our unit this past year. Welcome to<br />

our new member.<br />

The second of our 5 members from St. Marys to be featured<br />

this year is our unit’s vice president, Bill Porter. Due<br />

to fondness of Porter Colt Cigars and Bill’s last name, he<br />

was often referred to as Ports.<br />

Bill joined St. James Lodge #73 in 1976 and was Master<br />

in 1986. Other positions he has held were Past 1st Principal<br />

of the Chapter, Past Grand Steward and District Secretary.<br />

The last Shrine Installation that took place in Stratford<br />

was in 1987 under Potentate Norm Amos and Bill Porter<br />

was a candidate in that installation. He is a Past President<br />

of the Avon Shrine Club and in 2005 he became a member<br />

of the Roadrunners.<br />

In his employment years Bill worked 5 years with the<br />

Provincial Savings Bank, which was operated by the<br />

Government. As an accountant, he spent 37 years working<br />

for the St. Marys Cement Company. To keep occupied Bill<br />

has presently taken on 2 part time jobs. In the summer he<br />

looks after the greens and lawns at the River Valley Golf<br />

Course: as a result his game has also improved and in the<br />

winter he is hired as a sidewalk plow operator for the town<br />

of St. Marys. During this season he seems to aerate Ron<br />

McKnight’s lawn as a side bonus to running a plow.<br />

Bill has played fastball and hockey and he coached minor<br />

hockey. He was manager of the local Midget Hockey<br />

Team and won 2 Ontario Championships. He enjoys playing<br />

golf and he has taken part in the “East Coast Golf<br />

Tour” for the past twenty years which seems to centre in<br />

Myrtle Beach. One would think he has a semi pro ranking<br />

as he has continued to be invited back. There was a<br />

rumour that Bill would indulge in the occasional drink but<br />

that cannot be substantiated.<br />

Along with his wife Shirley, they have one boy and one<br />

girl and 5 grandchildren. They both enjoy babysitting and<br />

watching the grandchildren play soccer, hockey and baseball.<br />

Together they enjoy going on cruises in warm<br />

waters.<br />

In our parades Bill can be seen driving a “little black<br />

coupe” and it is the only one in our unit with an electric<br />

start. (see picture below)<br />

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

always pleased<br />

to discuss our<br />

vehicles with<br />

you and to<br />

participate in<br />

your festivities.<br />

Submitted by<br />

Noble John<br />

Parker<br />

Back Row: Noble John Parker, Club<br />

President- Noble Leon Roth.<br />

Front Row: Committee Members:<br />

Jean Switzer, Jean Horne,<br />

Chairperson of the Christmas Tyme in<br />

Wellesley Parade, Marg Runstedler,<br />

Parade Chairman-Noble Ron McNicol<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 11


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

Legion of Honour<br />

Wow! What a wonderful summer this has been, from the<br />

Potentate’s ball to the installation of officers in December.<br />

The unit participated in the Spring Ceremonial in Port<br />

Elgin, the annual Frankenmuth, Michigan visitation, the<br />

Great Lakes Shrine Association Convention in London<br />

and we still have the opening of the Temple for the Fall<br />

Ceremonial in London and installation of our unit officers<br />

on December 13th.<br />

The unit extends a warm welcome to our two newest<br />

members Brian Dayman and Claude Gervais. We hope<br />

to have many chances to enjoy your presence and comradeship<br />

over the years. Past Commander Stu Wanless is<br />

currently in Parkwood Hospital, he is in good spirits and<br />

looking forward to visits from his friends and allies from<br />

the LOH, a little moral support at this time will be greatly<br />

appreciated.<br />

The Great Lakes Shrine Association Legion of Honour<br />

Convention was held in London this past August and<br />

GLSA-LOH Commander John (Pop-Eye) Smith was a<br />

wonderful host. He allowed our U.S. guests to win at<br />

golf and catch the biggest and most fish during the festivities<br />

and the special care he demonstrated for ensuring<br />

that all attendees got their proper nutritional needs with<br />

spinach salads being offered with every meal was especially<br />

poignant. One of our American guests remarked<br />

that we should change London from the forest city to<br />

spinach city. John had a wonderful but extremely busy<br />

year as Commander that has left him a lifetime of memories.<br />

Thank you John for a job well done. The newly<br />

elected Commander Ken Morey, 1st Lt. Commander<br />

Roy Coombs and 2nd Lt. Commander Larry Hearn<br />

Member of <strong>Mocha</strong>'s Historic Concert<br />

Band Celebrates his 80th Birthday<br />

appear well prepared to assume their respective leadership<br />

rolls and I suspect that is due to the guidance that<br />

you and other Past Commanders have provided.<br />

I wish to extend a thank you once again to Commander<br />

Harold Phillips for the fine job he has done in some difficult<br />

times and wish Harold well and look forward to<br />

assisting Ron when he takes over the Commander’s<br />

duties. Please mark the 13/Dec/2011 in your calendar<br />

and come out to support Ron and the other officers of our<br />

unit.<br />

The attached photo illustrates the dedication of the members<br />

of our unit to the LOH and it should be noted that<br />

each person volunteered and participated in making the<br />

convention a total success. Our numbers are still small<br />

but if you or a Shriner that you know with regular or<br />

reserve military service would like to renew some of the<br />

comradeship he enjoyed in the military, please contact<br />

us.<br />

Submitted by Ray Masters P.C.<br />

Noble John and Lady Doreen<br />

Carrothers celebrated John's 80th<br />

birthday with friends and family at<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Temple in August.<br />

Noble John, tuba player par excellence,<br />

has a long history of<br />

accomplishments in the music field<br />

while performing with amateur and<br />

professional groups.<br />

Jim Shillington, President of<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong>'s Concert Band, joins<br />

Submitted by Floyd James, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Don and Donna Webster<br />

Concert Band<br />

at Don's 80th birthday<br />

celebration.<br />

Page 12 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


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

Love Bugs<br />

In this issue of <strong>Mocha</strong> News we would like to feature<br />

Terry Melmer. Terry's Masonic journey started in 1993<br />

being initiated into St. David's Lodge #302 March 18th,<br />

receiving his second degree May 13th and 3rd degree<br />

June 10th at Prince of Whales Lodge #110. He joined<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine June 4th, 1994 in Kitchener and in July<br />

1994 joined the Hillbillies Clan 59. He was Raban of<br />

Outhouse #1, St. Thomas for the 2000 convention which<br />

was held in London and remained Raban for 2001. After<br />

doing a ride along with Mark Walker of the Love Bugs<br />

at the Shrine Convention in 2005 he was convinced to<br />

join the Unit. It did not take long to catch "the bug" as in<br />

two weeks after the Parade he purchased his own 1978<br />

white Bug convertible. He is a dedicated Shriner helping<br />

the kids who need help by driving with the Love Bugs in<br />

the parades. Terry was re-elected as Raban of Outhouse<br />

#1 in St. Thomas for 2010 and 2011 and is currently first<br />

vice president of the Love Bugs. Congratulation are<br />

extended to Terry and his wife Francine who celebrated<br />

their 46th wedding anniversary on October 15th this<br />

year.<br />

Hillbilly September Barbeque 2011<br />

You’ll be a wondering want we have been doing this here<br />

fall. Well as you can see we have had some new flatlanders<br />

join in our Clan. We have also had some Hillbilly<br />

Mamas becoming part of our fun group. About 70 attended<br />

from Clan 59 in London & Outhouses #1 & #3.<br />

Terry would encourage any Shriner with an interest in<br />

the Love Bug Unit to call President: Larry Schmeltz<br />

(519-773-9055), Secretary: Roy Pickard (519-773-5526)<br />

or check us out at www.lovebugs.ca.<br />

Driving a "bug" is fun and exciting - just ask Terry -<br />

picture is worth a thousand words!<br />

Submitted by Bob Shier<br />

Thanks to the many members who helped out and made<br />

this event such a great success.<br />

Several of Clan 59 cousins and mamas made the trip to<br />

Sarasota Florida for the annual International Hillbilly<br />

Convention for a tremendous gathering with them their<br />

Clans from all over North America . The evening events<br />

brought between 300 – 500 attendees with good vittles &<br />

music… out of this world. Here are a few of them there<br />

Cuzzns & Mamas acting good for the camera.<br />

Next year the Hillbilly Convention will be in Charleston,<br />

South Carolina October 3 to 7.<br />

Hope you all are a keeping well, and may the sun be a<br />

shining on you in the day and the moon shining on you<br />

at night. Newswriter Cuzz’n Ron Cripps<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 13


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

Motor Corps<br />

On June 18th, 2011 eight members of <strong>Mocha</strong> Motor<br />

Corps assisted in full parade uniform assisted with the<br />

installation of Noble Ian Fraser as Worshipful Master of<br />

Stratford Lodge #332 for the 2011-2012 Masonic year.<br />

Submitted by Randy Henry<br />

Pictured are: L to R back row:<br />

Noble Brian Armstrong, Ingersoll;<br />

Noble Dwight Coughlan, London: Noble Howard<br />

Butcher, London; Noble Graham Carroll, London;<br />

Noble Terry Simms, Woodstock<br />

L to R front row: Rt. Wor. Bro. Douglas Stewart<br />

DDGM S. Huron: Noble Randy Henry, London;<br />

Noble George Ewer, London; Noble Ian Fraser,<br />

Stratford (newly installed Wor. Master);<br />

Rt. Wor. Bro. William Malmo. PDDGM S. Huron,<br />

Installing Master; Noble Gerald Campbell, Lucan<br />

SHRINERS WITH MOTORCYCLES WANTED!<br />

All <strong>Shriners</strong> who ride Motorcycles are welcome to join the<br />

MOCHA MOTOR CORPS!<br />

Our members participate in approximately 12-15 parades and events each year<br />

- you pick the dates that you can attend - promoting and representing <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong>.<br />

You can expect good fellowship and the opportunity to learn slow riding parade<br />

maneuvers. The investment for uniforms is low and subsidized by the unit.<br />

Each Spring we hold a new members/parade practice day in order to help you<br />

learn our riding patterns and meet our members.<br />

Get information now and ride with the Motor Corps Motorcycle parade unit in 2012.<br />

Contact Noble Randy Henry -519-281-1301 or email randy henry@rogers.com<br />

ALL MOTORCYCLES ARE WELCOME REGARDLESS OF SIZE, MAKE OR MODEL!<br />

Page 14 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


Getting the Hams ready for some heat<br />

Another shot of the crowd.<br />

CLUB NEWS<br />

The <strong>Shriners</strong> Club of Brantford is planning a<br />

Gala Centenary Party<br />

To celebrate 100 years as the oldest<br />

Shrine Club In North America.<br />

September 8th 2012<br />

At the Best Western Hotel<br />

Tillsonburg Shrine Club<br />

Photos submitted by Noble Bob Swayze,<br />

and article by the Editor.<br />

Tillsonburg Shrine Club held their Annual Pork B.B.Q.<br />

on Wed. Sept. 14th. 2011. It was another very successful<br />

Event, and close to 1,000 hungry individuals partook of<br />

Barbecued Pork, succulent Corn on the Cob, pickled<br />

onion's, and cucumbers, and some of them even had a<br />

drink or two.<br />

Featuring:<br />

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as MC and entertainment.<br />

All for $40.00 per person<br />

Brantford Shrine Club 519 752 2551<br />

It takes many hands to run an event of this nature, and<br />

once again almost every member was inattendance to<br />

help out. On behalf of the Club I wish to Thank all who<br />

took part in that special evening.<br />

Noble Dennis Cook<br />

This year the Patrons were allowed to sit down,<br />

at an actual table, like a human being.<br />

That many Hams<br />

requires a lot of<br />

homemade B.B.Q. Sauce,<br />

and pictured here getting<br />

in to the Sauce is Noble<br />

Cedric Tomico.<br />

Along with the B.B.Q. we<br />

also held our Car Draw<br />

and pictured here on the<br />

left Car Draw Chairman<br />

Jerry Rasokas presents<br />

the keys to a 2012<br />

Mustang to lucky winner<br />

Ray Peters of Aylmer.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 15


CLUB NEWS<br />

Blenheim Shrine Club<br />

submitted by Noble Jim Shillington<br />

L to R Jim Shill, Jim Rodger, Ross Taplin (Muirkirk),<br />

Peter Shill all members of Blenheim Shrine Club.<br />

Taplin was presented with 50 yr Shrine member pin.<br />

Peter holds brother Paul Shill's (absent) 15 yr<br />

certificate as an Emeritus Member of the <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Hospitals for Children. Both awards were presented<br />

in London last Wednesday at a Shrine luncheon.<br />

Ahcom Shrine Club<br />

Submitted by Noble Bob Pennington<br />

September saw our Ladies Appreciation night take place<br />

at the Country View Golf Club outside of Chatham. This<br />

annual event also coincides with the Divans official visit<br />

so all Nobles and their Ladies were represented. This<br />

Lady Corrine with the First Ceremonial Master,<br />

Noble Brian Dayman.<br />

L to R Noble Terry Maynard. (Ahcom Chaplain),<br />

his wife Lady Dorothy,<br />

Lady Helen and Ill. Sir Jack Cumming.<br />

year we were entertained by a magician who performed<br />

more tricks and disappearing acts than those guys over<br />

on Parliament Hill. A good time was had by all and<br />

Illustrious Sir, Jack Cumming, his wife, Lady Helen, and<br />

the rest of the Divan with their Ladies had a thoroughly<br />

enjoyable evening.<br />

Lady Sandy, (wife of Past Potentate George Simms),<br />

and our Recorder Noble Jeff Brown.<br />

R to L Lady Christine, (Bob Pennington's wife),<br />

Ill. Sir. Jack Cumming and Ahcom President,<br />

Noble Bob Pennington.<br />

Page 16 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


CLUB NEWS<br />

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

Submitted by Noble Laverne Long<br />

A busy Spring & Summer kept Pal <strong>Mocha</strong> Nobles pretty<br />

busy, as we attended the Spring Ceremonial, and Parade<br />

at Port Elgin, and another successful Vidalia Onion Sale,<br />

which was spearheaded by Noble George Arlein.<br />

The Summer and Fall months saw us at Fall Parades, in<br />

our area.Pres. Jim Doig, & Lady Rita, hosted a B.B.Q.<br />

for Club members and Families, at their lovely home in<br />

Harriston. Now with Christmas just around the corner, it<br />

will be back to selling Cakes, and Shortbread Cookies<br />

for the Festive season.<br />

A proud, and happy moment, the<br />

two newest Nobles of Pal <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

are presented with their Fez,<br />

at the June Meeting Nobles Ron<br />

Faulkner and George Bridge,<br />

with Pres. Jim Doig, on the Left,<br />

and Captain of the Guard<br />

Noble Earl Schnider on the Right.<br />

4 The bikers at Listowel Fall Fair<br />

are always a favorite at Parades.<br />

L-R Nobles Pres. Jim Doig,<br />

Clarke, Brad and Jim Richardson<br />

(Dad) Top insert<br />

Clarke Richardson with<br />

another biker along Main St.<br />

Lady Rita, and Noble Pres.<br />

Jim Doig at their residence in<br />

Harriston, on the day<br />

of the B.B.Q.<br />

"Pooky" the Clown is a welcome<br />

sight at Parades.<br />

Kudos and a tip of the Fez go out one of our oldest members,<br />

Noble Gordon Rabb, and Lady Corry celebrated<br />

their 70th. Wedding Anniversary, on Aug. 21st. they still<br />

reside in their home in Harriston, again Congratulations<br />

to both of them.<br />

Noble in the last issue it was stated the<br />

Noble Laverne Long played 9 holes of<br />

Golf with Potentate Jack Cumming, in<br />

reality he enjoyed playing with Noble<br />

Jack Cronsberry. My apologies to the 2<br />

Jacks, the Editor.<br />

Pres. Jim Doig welcomes<br />

members, ladies, and children<br />

to the B.B.Q.<br />

"Pooky" picks up a Mate at<br />

Palmerston Fall Fair Parade.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 17


CLUB NEWS<br />

Norfolk Shrine Club<br />

The Nobles of Norfolk Shrine Club, are very pleased with their new<br />

President's Collar, which is to be worn by new Shrine Club Presidents<br />

during their term of Office.<br />

The collar was formally presented to President Gord Crandall by, at<br />

the Dinner meeting Wed, Sept. 21/11.<br />

There were a few visitors present among them were Past Potentate,<br />

Illustious sir Barry Snider.<br />

Photos by Nobles Al Wittet and Eric Jensen<br />

Past Potentate Barry Snider and<br />

Norfolk Shrine Club Pres. Gord Crandall<br />

Noble Joe Willson making presentaion to Pres. Gord.<br />

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

On a great Autumn day the Club was invited to<br />

"STEELWAY" MANUFACTURING PLANT, for<br />

the 35th Anniversary Tour and Open House. Pictured is<br />

Club member John Locke, with his 1948 Plymouth<br />

Convertible, and plant owners, Jason and Brian White<br />

What a fantastic day.<br />

Story by David Harding, Picture by Bob White<br />

Pres. Gord Crandall, with new collar<br />

Pres. Gord Crandall, Arnold Johnston,<br />

Past Potentate Barry Snider,<br />

Chris Bradley, David Leverette, Al Wittet<br />

Page 18 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


CLUB NEWS<br />

Bruce Shrine Club<br />

Greetings from the Bruce Shrine Club: What a year<br />

we are having here in the BSC. The Spring Ceremonial<br />

hosted by the BSC was a huge success thanks not only<br />

to the hard work of the club and support from the local<br />

area but also because of your attendance and participation.<br />

I know I speak for our Ceremonial Chairman<br />

Noble Paul Zorzi and the entire committee when I say<br />

“Thank you everyone for all your support.”<br />

Our Pop Can Chairman, Noble Lorne Attenborough has<br />

worked hard this year along with his volunteer can pick<br />

up squad and we have a large pile of cans to get squished<br />

and shipped off to market. These “Squishing Bee’s” are<br />

a great day of work and play and fellowship. Also a<br />

good excuse for a BBQ lunch and some refreshments.<br />

August 13 saw the 30th Annual Corn Boil hosted by<br />

Noble Vaughn Monroe and his Lady Alberta. 30 years<br />

of opening their home to the BSC and friends and once<br />

again this year it was a great success. Thank You Noble<br />

Vaughn and Lady Alberta for all you do.<br />

The summer went by so quickly as we attended a number<br />

of parade events such as the Annual Labour Day<br />

Parade and Family Fun Day hosted by the CAW and the<br />

Grey/Bruce Labour Council. This event is billed as the<br />

Noble Bryan Dayman and his<br />

Lady Corinne "cut the rug"<br />

at the Spring Ceremonial<br />

Our Bruce Shrine Club Clown<br />

Liason "Skippy" has worked hard<br />

along with "Chips" to see that<br />

there is lots of clowning around<br />

at our many parades. If you<br />

think you got what it takes give<br />

Noble Terry Mills a call!<br />

2nd largest Labour<br />

Day Event in<br />

Ontario with more<br />

than 1,500 participants<br />

in the parade<br />

alone. This takes<br />

us into our Fall Fair<br />

Parades. September<br />

24th was Ripley<br />

Fall Fair Parade<br />

Just a few of the Newest Nobles<br />

inducted at our Spring Ceremonial<br />

held May 27/28 in Port Elgin.<br />

Bruce Shrine Club President<br />

Noble Scott Cumming makes sure<br />

that Noble Emile Richard gets<br />

enough to eat at the BSC Steak<br />

Fry held at the farm of our<br />

Potentate, Ill Sir Jack Cumming.<br />

“Will the real Potentates Aid please<br />

take one step forward” BSC had a<br />

great contingent at the 150th<br />

Tiverton Fall Fair, Oct. 1, 2011.<br />

which is always a big parade followed by Tiverton’s<br />

150th Fall Fair Parade on October 1st. Pumkinfest is<br />

held the same week-end (Oct. 1 and 2) and is the start<br />

of our Christmas Cake selling for the up coming holiday<br />

season. It’s a big time in the pumpkin patch with<br />

one of the biggest and best car shows in Ontario.<br />

Our Joint Potentates Night will be held on the 13th of<br />

October which coincides with the Potentates trip. This<br />

special event which is held annually in conjunction with<br />

our MOCHA Potentate and the RAMESES Potentate<br />

and hosted by the Bruce Shrine Club and the Ramocha<br />

Shrine Club in Owen Sound is expected to be a huge<br />

success once again and I can assure you the tour participants<br />

along with the Ladies and Nobles of both clubs<br />

will enjoyed a great feed of Lake Huron Fish.<br />

As this issue of the MOCHA News goes to print we will<br />

be in the middle of the Country and<br />

Colour Tour so stay tuned for some<br />

great pictures in the next issue.<br />

As I always say “I’m proud to be a<br />

Shriner, I’m proud to wear the Plaid<br />

and I’m proud to help the children<br />

who need our help so bad!<br />

Yours in the Faith<br />

Noble Kevin MacKay<br />

Ambassador, BSC<br />

Noble Vaughn and Lady<br />

Alberta Monroe who have<br />

hosted the Bruce Shrine Clubs<br />

Annual Corn Boil for the past<br />

30 years. Many thanks for your<br />

commitment and hospitality.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 19


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

<strong>Mocha</strong> Classic Car Club, Noble Dave Harding<br />

parked his 78 El Camino, in favor of displaying<br />

his 1885 Velocipede at Railway Days in St.<br />

Thomas on Aug. 28th, 2011. Noble Dave is<br />

pictured here on the Right, with Railway Museum<br />

President Mike Adams.<br />

Photo by: Dawn Miskelly,<br />

Museum Manager<br />

Story by: Noble Dave Harding<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Classics held their Annual Summer<br />

B.B.Q. at the Home of Pres. Jim Pedden, and<br />

Lady Donna, in Stathroy. The event was very<br />

nice, and well attended, we even had a<br />

surprise visit from 2 special guests Illustrious<br />

Sir Jack Cumming, and Lady Helen. What a<br />

great day.<br />

"Pop Cans Galore"<br />

We wish to give a great big Thank-You to<br />

Gina and her Staff at The Pier Restaurant in<br />

Port Bruce, there were over 11 Huge Bags.<br />

Great job and special Thanks is extended to<br />

them for their effort.<br />

Aylmer Cruise Night<br />

The Classic Car Club met in Aylmer, on a<br />

beautiful Summer night on the 10th of August.<br />

There was a great showing of fine Automobiles<br />

for all to enjoy.<br />

Noble Dave Harding<br />

CLUB NEWS<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Classic Car Club Ladies enjoyed an<br />

afternoon outing, on July 27th, with their better<br />

halves, and here they are pictured in front of a<br />

Vintage Oil Tanker at the Dowler Karn Museum<br />

in St. Thomas.The founder the late Jack Karn,<br />

(who was a Shriner), has on display many Signs,<br />

Gas Pumps, 1914 Delivery Wagon, and 1,000's<br />

of artifacts, nice to see indeed.<br />

After the outing Noble Bob White, and Lady<br />

Rose, hosted a nice Fish fry, at their home.<br />

Photo by: Bob White<br />

Story by: Noble Dave Harding<br />

The Classic Car<br />

Club was invited<br />

to lead the<br />

Ilderton Fall<br />

Fair Parade<br />

under sunny<br />

skies<br />

Oct. 1st 2011.<br />

Pictured is Glen<br />

Clarke and his<br />

rare "Jeepster"<br />

centered, and<br />

Trumpet Band.<br />

Story<br />

David Harding<br />

Picture<br />

Bob White<br />

Page 20 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


CLUB NEWS<br />

Stratford on Avon SC<br />

On Monday, August 29, at the Stratford Festival<br />

Memorial Garden, the Stratford on Avon Shrine Club<br />

showed their support of the Children’s Health Foundation<br />

of the Children’s Hospital in London with a donation of<br />

$5800. Part of this amount will be used in the Neonatal<br />

Intensive Care Unit at this hospital. Accepting the<br />

cheque from President James (Sandy) McTavish and<br />

Treasurer Bruce Davis is Stacey Johnson from London’s<br />

Children Hospital.<br />

The money was raised through the selling of<br />

Christmas<br />

Cakes, a Chicken Barbeque, Pop Can Collection, Silent<br />

Auction and 50/50 Draw Tickets.<br />

Cambridge Shrine Club<br />

This has been a very busy, & productive year for the<br />

Nobles at Cambridge Shrine Club. Our Parade Units<br />

consist of a Conestoga Wagon, and the Mini Vets, and we<br />

have attended many local Parades, from late Spring to<br />

early Fall.<br />

We have held two Fish Frys at our Club, and they were<br />

both well attended.<br />

We also Hosted the Shrine Circus, and were assisted by<br />

many Nobles from Brantford, & Guelph Shrine Clubs,<br />

and we send our sincere Thanks out to all who assisted.<br />

The Annual Golf<br />

Tournament<br />

proved to be very<br />

successful once<br />

again.<br />

We had one day<br />

when we weren't<br />

to busy, so we<br />

AHCOM Shrine Club<br />

Greetings all:<br />

Recently at the GLSA Fall Ceremonial held in Boardman,<br />

Ohio, the Imperial Potentate Michael Severe and the First<br />

Lady of the Shrine, Patty Severe had opportunities to meet<br />

with many of the nobility of <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong>. In this photo<br />

Imperial Sir Michael and Lady Patty are seen chatting with the<br />

GLSA Secretary/Treasurer, <strong>Mocha</strong>'s own Illustrious Sir<br />

George Sims. The Imperial Sir visited with the Desert Rats,<br />

Jeepsters and attended MOCHA'S Hospitality Suite during his<br />

visit to the GLSA.<br />

Featured in the photo are Left to Right: Steve Albasel,<br />

Jim Tubb, Ian Fraser, Treasurer Bruce Davis,<br />

William Shakespeare statue, Stacey Johnson,<br />

John Parker, President James McTavish<br />

and Doug Richardson<br />

parked Cars for the Cambridge Highland Games, and<br />

made some money besides.<br />

At the Club we've held Bar B. Ques, and Corn Roasts,<br />

that saw great crowds of hungry individuals.<br />

The Executive planned well, and the workers worked<br />

hard, to support the Shrine Hospitals.<br />

Many<br />

Thanks to<br />

all<br />

Dennis<br />

Bonneville<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 21


CLUB NEWS<br />

London Shrine Club<br />

London Shrine Club wish to extend there gratitude to all who purchased a ticket on our Smart Car Draw, and<br />

announce the Lucky Winner is Tommie Racey. We congratulate Tommie Racey on the win, and hope that you<br />

will all continue to support us in the future. Thank You, London Shrine Club<br />

Huron Shrine Club<br />

submitted by Noble Ken Brooks<br />

Algoma Chrysler was the recipient of a 100 Million<br />

Dollar Club Certificate, signifying their continued<br />

generosity to Huron Shrine Club, many times they<br />

have donated a Pick-up to be used in Parades<br />

to pull our Large Fez. Presenting the Certificate<br />

to Algoma Chrysler Owner George Farkough,<br />

are L-R are, Ambassador Ken Brooks,<br />

President Claude Gervais, and Jim Gibbs.<br />

Huron Shrine Club Ambassador Noble Ken Brooks,<br />

and President Noble Claudr Gervais, present a<br />

cheque to Mrs. Dorothy Oullette, of Massey, ON.<br />

who was the winner of the $1,000 raffle<br />

held on August 28, 2011.<br />

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

Office has a<br />

number of<br />

In appreciation<br />

to the Donors & Advertisers listed below<br />

Your generous financial commitments during<br />

2011 help ensure that all <strong>Mocha</strong> Nobles<br />

and sponsors continue to receive the<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> News four times a year.<br />

• Aylmer Shrine Club<br />

• Camel Coach Unit<br />

• Jeepsters<br />

• Lambton Shrine<br />

Club Motor Corp.<br />

• London Shrine Club<br />

• <strong>Mocha</strong> Love Bug Unit<br />

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

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

• <strong>Mocha</strong> Motor Corp.<br />

• Stratford-on-Avon<br />

Shrine Club<br />

• Waterloo Oriental<br />

Band<br />

• Woodstock Shrine<br />

Clowns<br />

• Woodstock Shrine Club<br />

• Noble Charles Astles<br />

• Noble Verne Johnson<br />

• Noble Angus Dunlop<br />

Sault Shrine Club<br />

CENTENNIAL<br />

ANNIVERSARY<br />

PHOTO DIRECTORY!<br />

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If you ordered one please come into the <strong>Mocha</strong> Office<br />

Monday – Friday between 8:30 am – 4:00 pm<br />

to pick up your copy.<br />

• A. Millard George<br />

Funeral Home<br />

• Beck Hearing Aid<br />

Centre<br />

• Charles Pole,<br />

Needham Funeral<br />

Home<br />

• Douglas Cassan<br />

• MacKewn, Winder<br />

LLP Lawyers<br />

• Midwest Medical<br />

• P.J. Smith &<br />

Associates Ltd.<br />

• Porsche of London<br />

• Residence Inn<br />

Marriott<br />

• Rick McLeod,<br />

Investors Group<br />

• Wilkinson Rogers<br />

Chartered<br />

Accountants<br />

Page 22 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


Nobles Tell us your Story. We all have a memorable story, of a Parade, Meeting, Hospital visit, Child that our Club has helped etc.,<br />

Please read the following Ad and submit your story, who knows you may win. Please follow the Rules, as they are stated. Good luck. (if you submit<br />

an article please forward it to the Editor, or the Temple Headquarters as we may wish to include it in the <strong>Mocha</strong> news)<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 23


200<br />

years of<br />

Masonry<br />

Front Row L-R The Emersons K.C.,<br />

Don, and Murray, back R. Wor. Brother<br />

Larry Williams, D.D.G.M. Niagara District B,<br />

(nephew), & R.W. Bro. Paul B. Woods<br />

D.D.G.M. Wilson South District.<br />

ALEXANDER ROBERT L<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

BLAKEMORE JOHN W<br />

STONEY CREEK<br />

BRACK WILLIAM G<br />

DORSET<br />

BROOKS C E<br />

KITCHENER<br />

CANNOM MERVIN L<br />

DENFIELD<br />

Oriental No. 181, in<br />

combination with, Vienna<br />

Lodge No. 237, were<br />

proud to honor the<br />

Emerson Brothers, with<br />

a combined, 213 years<br />

of Masonry between<br />

them.<br />

What a great display<br />

of devotion to<br />

Freemasonry, and<br />

longevity of life.<br />

Pictures<br />

courtesy of<br />

Noble Roy Osmond<br />

Lost in<br />

the Desert<br />

FAULDS WILLIAM R<br />

CREVE COEUR<br />

FOOTE FREDERICK S<br />

LONDON<br />

FOX THOMAS C<br />

SPARTA<br />

GILLESPIE EARL W<br />

BRANTFORD<br />

GUY EDWARD<br />

TIVERTON<br />

Pictured from L-R Don (1938) K.C. (1938) &<br />

Murray Emerson (1944). Don served as Master of<br />

Oriental in 1943, K.C. in 1944, and Murray in 1944.<br />

Some of the many Brethren who attended this momentous occasion.<br />

The following Nobles have been<br />

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

address, please advise the office.<br />

HOSKIN DOUGLAS G<br />

LONDON<br />

MCKENZIE MORRIS D<br />

LONDON<br />

PARKES GEORGE E<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

POCOCK STEVEN T<br />

LONDON<br />

SACKETT STANLEY V<br />

CORUNNA<br />

STEPHENS ARCHIE L<br />

CHATHAM<br />

TASKER JAMES E<br />

LONDON<br />

THOMAS RONALD E<br />

LONDON<br />

Page 24 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


Greeetings my fellow Nobles,<br />

What another busy and fun month it has been! I<br />

recently got back from traveling to Las Vegas<br />

for the Justin Timberlake <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for<br />

Children Open. Thank you to everybody who<br />

came out to support this special event that<br />

brought an enormous amount of exposure to<br />

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

International. I believe we had close to 1,100<br />

volunteers and it was great to see that most of<br />

them were wearing fezzes. I would also like to thank Adam Sperling,<br />

the tournament director, and Gary Dunwoody, chairman of the golf<br />

committee and his committee members, for all their hard work in<br />

making this an extremely successful event. Congratulations to pro<br />

golfer Kevin Na for winning the tournament.<br />

If you watched the tournament on the Golf Channel, you were able to<br />

see your Imperial Potentate being interviewed by the network. The<br />

interview went fantastic and I was able to explain to people all over<br />

the world about our philanthropy, <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children and<br />

the life changing work they provide for children on a daily basis. Also<br />

joining me for part of the interview were our terrific patient ambassadors,<br />

Alissa Perkins, 2 and Kate Hickman, 13.<br />

I'm also looking forward to another signature event for out fraternity,<br />

the 86th East-West Shrine Game, which will take place January 21, at<br />

Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. I cannot be more thrilled to<br />

have the game in a community that strongly supports our <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Hospitals for Children - Tampa and is the home to <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

International Headquarters. This year's game will have several fun<br />

and exciting activities planned for <strong>Shriners</strong> to participate in, so start<br />

making your travel plans to be in Tampa this January!<br />

In addition to my interview with the Golf Channel, I recently filmed<br />

an episode in Los Angeles with Christopher Coppola for his show<br />

"Digivangelist" on the Reelz Channel. Christopher is the nephew of<br />

director Francis Ford Coppola and recently became a member of the<br />

Al Malaikah <strong>Shriners</strong> in Los Angeles. The episode wil discuss Noble<br />

Christopher's process of becoming a Shriner and inform the public<br />

about our one-of-a-kind fraternity and philanthropy. Stay tuned for<br />

details of when the episode will air!<br />

Ealier this past month, it was a pleasure to attend with Patty the<br />

Central States Shrine Association Ceremonial Session in Overland<br />

Park, KS. We had over 3,000 Nobles in attendance and Patty greatly<br />

appreciates all the support she received from the ladies for her fundraising<br />

program "Stepping Forward Toward a Brighter Future".<br />

I also had an enjoyable time attending the Great Lakes Shrine<br />

Association in Boardman, Ohio. An intersting fact is that I'm the first<br />

Imperial Potentate to visit that area since Harold Lloyd in 1949.<br />

Hopefully, the streak continues with the next Imperial Potentate<br />

because the Novbes at the Youngstown Shrine Club are wonderful<br />

hosts.<br />

In other exciting news, my 22 year old son, Joe, is taking the necessary<br />

steps to become a Shriner. Joe is currently a Master Mason at the<br />

Englewood Lodge No. 166 and decided he wanted to join the fraternity<br />

after attending the Imperial Session this past July in Denver.<br />

Legacies are a great way to increase membership, and I encourage<br />

every Noble to share the special tradition of brotherhood within your<br />

own family.<br />

As some of you may already know this past month we lost a great<br />

member of our fraternity, Past Imperial Potentate Kenneth W. Smith.<br />

I had the honour to travel to Vancouver and give part of his eulogy. I<br />

knew Imperial Sir Smith personally and he was an avid fisherman. I<br />

remember one time going fishing for salmon with him and he would<br />

perform all of the more demanding work, such as baiting the fish, just<br />

so that I could emjoy the experience. Imperial Sir Smith truly ebodied<br />

what it means to be a Shriner, because he was a selfless individual<br />

who only cared about doing things for others. As members of this<br />

wonderful fraternity, I sincerely hope all of you will strive to have the<br />

same mindset as Imperial Sir Smith and will always remember to put<br />

others first.<br />

"Remember why you became a Shriner!"<br />

Yours in the Faith.<br />

Michael G. Severe<br />

Imperial Potentate<br />

Chairman of the Board of Directors<br />

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On behalf of camel coach and the circus committee<br />

we would like to thank you for your support over the years,<br />

take care and all the best. Jack McLean<br />

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FOR TRADE OR SALE<br />

Interested Parties please e-mail Glenn Miller<br />

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BLACK CAMEL<br />

We Cherish Their Memories<br />

BASSI JOHN<br />

WINDSOR<br />

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LONDON<br />

DUNN E R<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

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BRANTFORD<br />

GORDON HENRY D<br />

ST THOMAS<br />

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CHEPSTOW<br />

HOFFMAN ROBERT H<br />

CAMBRIDGE<br />

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WINDSOR<br />

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MOUNT FOREST<br />

MASTERS HARRIS W<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

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MIDLAND<br />

MCCORMICK SHARON<br />

ST THOMAS<br />

MORPHY DOUGLAS E<br />

KITCHENER<br />

RAINE JOSEPH<br />

LONDON<br />

RAPER A L<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

SOVEREIGN LEONARD D<br />

BRANTFORD<br />

STAUTTENER WILHELM J<br />

GODERICH<br />

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LONDON<br />

Page 28 <strong>November</strong> 2011 MOCHA NEWS


The Story of Alex: How <strong>Shriners</strong> in Mexico<br />

Transformed the Life of a Boy and his Family<br />

By Cameron E. Johnston<br />

You will note that two of the <strong>Shriners</strong>, Moe and Doug, are from Ontario and spend the winters down here. Perry, who<br />

was the club president at the time, is from Texas. Originally this article was written in Spanish for a Mexican newspaper.<br />

It has since been translated to English and has appeared in several temple publications north of the border.<br />

In a country like Mexico, where everything depends<br />

on the breadwinner’s ability to go to work each day, any<br />

kind of illness can spell disaster. Severe illness may force<br />

the entire family to become, literally, a charity case.<br />

Alejandro (Alex) Bernardino was an engaging, friendly<br />

14-year old boy when he had to quit school to help his diabetic<br />

father with the family “business”. They would stand<br />

outside a grocery store in Ajijic, washing cars, mainly for<br />

local ex-pats and snowbirds. It was a hand-to-mouth,<br />

hard-scrabble existence. But along with his father’s<br />

deteriorating health, Alex had his own problems. He had<br />

been born with deformed “club feet”. Trying to stand<br />

in wet shoes all day, washing cars, was a diffi cult and<br />

painful experience.<br />

“I couldn’t walk very much because I got tired very<br />

soon,” Alex now recalls.<br />

Eventually, the family moved into a children`s<br />

shelter operated by a local charity, where Alex’s parents<br />

became caregivers to a group of young boys who<br />

had been placed there by child welfare authorities. Alex<br />

became, in effect, their “big brother”. It was unpaid work,<br />

but it provided shelter, clothing, and daily meals.<br />

As the expression goes, when one door closes,<br />

another one opens. Alex had made some important<br />

contacts while he was washing cars. Those friends were<br />

members of the Lake Chapala Shrine Club, a branch<br />

of The <strong>Shriners</strong>, the international fraternal organization<br />

known for its charitable work with children in need of<br />

specialized medical treatment.<br />

Snowbirds Doug and Diane Scrimgeour,<br />

from Blyth, Canada, and Chapala<br />

residents Perry and Moonyeen King<br />

persuaded Dr. Jorge Gonzalez at the<br />

Maskaras Clinic in Chapala to see Alex.<br />

In March 2009, Alex underwent surgery<br />

at the Clinica del Pilar, in Guadalajara.<br />

The cost was covered by the <strong>Shriners</strong>.<br />

In the months following his surgery,<br />

Alex worked fi ercely on his English<br />

skills.<br />

Two more members of the Shrine, Moe<br />

and Willie Keller, from Manitoulin Island,<br />

Canada, took Alex under their wing<br />

and paid for more English lessons and<br />

computer training as he completed high<br />

school.<br />

The Kellers pledged to support Alex<br />

in his long-term goals, including pursuing<br />

his dream of going to university. In<br />

May, Alex wrote the entrance exams<br />

(one entirely in English) for the University of Guadalajara.<br />

He is the very fi rst in his family to ever graduate from any<br />

kind of school.<br />

Without the generosity of the Kings, the Scrimgeours<br />

and the Kellers, and the entire Lake Chapala Shrine Club,<br />

Alex would have been heading for a life of low-paying jobs<br />

and a bleak future. Now he looks forward to a wide-open<br />

future, a university education and an active, positive life.<br />

“I can play soccer on Sundays with all the shelter kids,<br />

with my cousin and my brother – things I could never do<br />

before,’’ he said. ‘’I am really happy.’’<br />

“I am never going to forget these people. They gave<br />

me so much. My high school, my English lessons - and<br />

they paid for the operations on my feet. They were so very<br />

interested in me and I will never forget that,’’ he said.<br />

“The Lake Chapala Shrine Club is a small group<br />

of people that does a lot of big work,” says President<br />

Noble Perry King. In 2010 alone, this Shrine Club paid the<br />

transportation costs for 84 children and their families to<br />

go to Mexico City, where the children could receive the<br />

specialized medical help they needed. An additional 21<br />

children were sent to clinics and hospitals in Guadalajara<br />

for treatments.<br />

Alex Bernardino is but one example of the many<br />

children and families whose lives have been changed<br />

forever by the Shrine in Mexico.<br />

The writer lives in London, Ontario, Canada and is a<br />

frequent visitor to Chapala and Ajijic.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 29


Omar Temple 111<br />

Daughters of the Nile<br />

by Pr. Sheila Eldridge<br />

Message from Queen Lucy Hesse<br />

Well, Summer is behind us and Fall is upon us. During September, I, along with Pr. Royal Sandra<br />

Rank, Pr. Chaplain Sally Butcher, Pr. Tirzah Evelyn Hawkins, Pr. Marshall Shirley Porter and JPQ<br />

Darlene Green travelled to Ottawa and Montreal Temples to visit with our counterparts. While in<br />

Montreal Pr. Royal Sandra Rank and I had the opportunity to visit the new site for the Montreal Shriner's<br />

Hospital. What a sight to behold! There we were, decked out in orange vests, white hard hats and men's safety boots.<br />

There was mud everywhere. How awesome to stand on the site of the new Shriner's hospital. This hospital will be<br />

the first thing seen when entering the driveway. What a great partnership the <strong>Shriners</strong> and Daughters of the Nile<br />

have. We will need to work even harder together to equip this new venture. All work is expected to be finished by<br />

2015, which seems "just around the corner". Then we will be able to say "A Job Well Done!<br />

Submitted by Princess Sheila Eldridge<br />

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Orthopaedic Tea Sunday<br />

October 23rd<br />

from 2:00 to 4:00 at <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Omar Temple No. 111<br />

Daughters of the Nile<br />

will be hosting a<br />

luncheon to honour the<br />

First Lady of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

on April 21, 2012<br />

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

Mark this date on your<br />

calendar - watch for<br />

more details later.<br />

Omar welcomed<br />

the Supreme Queen<br />

in August at<br />

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

The weather was<br />

wonderful and<br />

the company<br />

even better for<br />

Queen Lucy's<br />

picnic in August!<br />

Fun was had<br />

by all.<br />

We are happy to introduce<br />

our new Princess<br />

Karen Spelay<br />

Queen Janet Herridge, Oasis Temple No. 46<br />

Montreal; Queen Lucy Hesse, Omar Temple No.<br />

111 London; Supreme Queen Laura Richardson,<br />

Elim Temple No. 76 Tampa, Fl; Past Supreme<br />

Queen Rhona Kerr, Oronto Temple No. 69<br />

Toronto; Princess Royal Sandy Rank, Omar<br />

Temple No. 111 London. This picture was taken<br />

in front of the new <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital for Children<br />

(where we are standing will eventually be the<br />

lawn leading to the front entrance)<br />

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

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rick.mcleod@investorsgroup.com<br />

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

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

F 519-661-0996<br />

396 Queens Ave., Suite 102<br />

London, Ontario N6B 1X7<br />

Anna McNutt<br />

General Manager<br />

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383 Colborne Street<br />

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

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WILKINSON<br />

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CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS<br />

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MOCHA NEWS <strong>November</strong> 2011 Page 31<br />

✓<br />

Kelly Flannery<br />

Audiologist, Reg. CASLPO<br />

Tel: 519-438-0492<br />

Fax: 519-438-4948

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