BELLEVILLE & DISTRICT SHRINE CLUB – 50/50 RAFFLE DRAW

25 OCTOBER 50/50 RAFFLE DRAW
Nobles and Ladies please help us to sell or purchase our 50/50 tickets this year. The draw will be made at the Master Mason Night/Craft Lodge Night Dinner Meeting on 25 October 2017. Our Guest Speaker for the night will be Illustrious Sir Noble Fred Clark, P.P. who will talk to the Master Masons about the Shrine Hospitals for Children.
Noble Gary Crane can be reached at 613-661-6299 to arrange for the pick up tickets to purchase/sell. We had a very successful year last season and hope to make this even better this year with your support. Noble Gary would like to have all tickets picked up no later than 8 August 2017 at the Club House for the Executive who have ordered tickets.  Contact Noble Gary directly if you wish additional tickets. This will give us plenty of time to make our sales.

CANADIAN TIRE BELLEVILLE LAUNCHES JUMPSTART

The following photo and article were placed in the SnapD Quinte July Magazine.
The Lads from the Belleville Shrine Club snapd at
Canadian Tire Belleville Launches Jumpstart.
The space outside the front of the Canadian Tire store in Belleville had lots of stuff going on in terms of family-friendly activities. All to raise awareness and give back to the community on Jumpstart Day. The free event featured face painting, bouncy castles, mini putt, a “Spin to Win” for a chance to earn a $500 Canadian Tire gift card and live musical performances.

CANDIDATES RAMESES SHRINE, SPRING CEREMONIAL. 1952

This photo was taken at the Palace Pier, Toronto, May 1952.
(The picture belonged to W.T. Lee Collier)
 
Front Row, Right to Left
(1) Horace Wright
(2) Delbert Russell White, Belleville, White’s Hardware
 
Second Row, Right to Left
(3) Dunam Paul Foster, Belleville, Veterinarian
(4) Murton Sam Clarke, Napanee, Manager of Iron Works
(5) Albert E Fyffe, Napanee, Dentist
(16) Jack Both, Belleville, Contractor & Mayor
 
Third Row, Right to Left
(5) Beverley Quincey, Belleville, Roofing Contractor
(6) W.T. Lee Collier, Belleville, Accountant
 
As you can see these Nobles came from all walks of life. And there are many, many, more.

A GREAT SUCCESS – The Belleville & District Community BBQ 14 July 2017

This was a great day for our event. Not to cold, not to hot, and no rain. My wife Kathy Shirk, myself and our granddaughter Stephanie Courtney Jade Shirk were only there for a few hours from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm and saw many Nobles, their Ladies, and some visitors from the local community. In these pictures you can see the efforts of the principle organizers 2nd Vice President Noble Gary Crane with Lady Beverly Crane, 1st Vice President Noble Otto Nungesser and his Lady Kendra and others cooking such as Noble Clarence Stevenson and Noble Terry Burke. Others jumped in as they were needed especially to provide tours of the building. We should do this again every year for our membership and our Community. Please let us know if you can think of any other great ideas for us to participate or organize.

BELLEVILLE & DISTRICT SHRINE CLUB SPECIAL LADIES NIGHT

Our Nobles and Ladies had a great evening with our Special Ladies and honoured guests on Wednesday.  Our head-table guest was Kim Farr from Star Trophies.  We were also entertained by The Country Players skit “You Might Be Canadian Hour” where they educated us about “Something You Should Know About Being Canadian” as performed by Noble Ron & Lady Audrey Carter, Noble Leonard & Lady Marjorie Bedford and our newest member Noble John Hopkins and his Lady Penny.

MARMORA CANADA DAY PARADE NOTICE

Nobles of the Belleville & District Shrine Club are asked to meet at the Club for 8:15 a.m. departing at 8:45 a.m. for the Marmora Fairgrounds to attend the MARMORA CANADA DAY PARADE. Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your Ladies who can ride with you on the Legion of Honour Float. Bring rain gear for any slight drizzle and have FUN.

300th Anniversary of Masonry in Canada

The Masons of Belleville Moira Lodge No. 11 wish to invite the members of our community to our Open House, to be held On June 3rd, 2017 between the hours of two and four p.m. at the Masonic Hall,, 132 Foster Avenue, Belleville Ontario.  Come and join us for a tour of our hall and the new lodge room.  Learn about our history in the Quinte area as our lodge dates from 1801 when Captain John Walter Meyers served as our first Master.    The year 2017 is a very significant year to both Our country of Canada and for the Masonic order.  In 1867, our founding fathers organized the beginnings of our great country by joining our first four provinces into a united confederation which has grown in size and stature to a land of 10 provinces and three territories  So we are presently celebrating the 150th year of our great Country’s existence.