Once this new floor has dried the construction team can start to install the pre-fab drive shed for our Camel Herder Unit and other equipment.
Great to see things moving along. The boys are in the process of pouring the foundation cement for our new storage shed/garage. Once cured the building can be installed.
Yes we are on our way with the extension of our new Shrine Club building. The contractors now have the footings in for our new extension and it looks like they are now preparing the footings for the storage shed. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!
Several of our Nobles met in Picton for a great visit with Noble Alex Rauket (Cycling Noble ) with the assistance of Noble Doug Gould and Noble Kevin MacKay of the Bruce Shrine Club. Attending from the Belleville and District Shrine Club were President Noble Jim Preston, Ambassador Noble Leonard Bedford, and Ambassador Emeritus Noble Clarence Stevenson. After a short break they were on their way to Kingston.
To end the weekend of the 2022 Rameses Spring Ceremonial in St. Catharines a Drumhead Ceremony was conducted on Sunday, 12 June 2022 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre where the majority of our weekend events were held. This ceremony was well attended lead by Rameses Chaplain Illustrious Sir Noble Bevan Carrique.
A great ceremonial feast was held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre in St. Catharines on Saturday, 11 June 2022 where the 2022 Spring Ceremonial was held. The food was excellent and the program memorable.
On Friday we arrived for the fist Rameses Spring Ceremonial since the shutdown of all Masonic meetings and events during 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. This day was memorable for our Club as we would learn how successful the St. Catharine’s Spring Ceremonial was to be. On this Friday there was registration during the day with a social in the evening. Our planning committee for the 2023 Ceremonial, which will be held in Belleville, was busy at our information table in the Flea Market area, supplying every interested Noble or Lady with maps, area brochures and responding to their questions.
On Wednesday evening 43 Nobles and Ladies were in attendance at our second dinner since the beginning of the COVID pandemic restrictions in March of 2020, the first for our Potentate. Present was our Potentate Illustrious Sir Noble Don Campbell and two of his Divan members Chief Rabban Joe Johnson with his Lady Joyce and High Priest and Prophet John Neil with his Lady Peggy. It was also great seeing many members of the Trent Valley Shrine Club in attendance as well as a representation from the Oshawa and Kingston Shrine Clubs. Everyone did their best to follow the rules for masking and distancing. Hopefully we can continue meet in our clubhouse to celebrate friendships and plan for the future.