– Monthly Bulletin –

The Belleville and District Shrine Club

51 Highland Ave., Belleville Ont.

June, 2017

“Having Fun and Helping Children”


Nobles and Ladies please note that the name of the club has changed.  After following the proper procedures, the name of the club has changed from the “Belleville Shrine Club” to the “Belleville and District Shrine Club”.

Scheduled Club/Unit Meetings:

Wednesday, June 21st   @ 5:00 PM     Camel Herders (Only) – Annual Roast Beef Bone Feast

@ 7:00 PM      Executive Meeting

Wednesday, June 28th                        Ladies Night Dinner Meeting

Cocktails @ 6 pm, Dinner @ 7 PM

April Dinner Meeting Menu

Nobles and Ladies, our Caterer is pleased to be serving the following menu:


Green Salad

Chicken breast stuff with Broccoli and cheese served with Garlic Mash Potatoes and Diced Butternut Squash


Coffee and tea

Note:  If you have food allergies and require something to fit your need, please contact Noble Brian Cook at 613-921-9924 or brianccook@outlook.com, at least three days prior to the dinner meeting to let him know.

Cost for this great evening of good food, fun and fellowship will be $25.00 per person.

Summer Parade Schedule

  • July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – Marmora Canada Day Parade
  • August 26th, 2017 – @ 10:00 AM – Tweed Elvis Festival
  • September 3rd, 2017 @ 1:00 PM – Marmora Fall Fair
  • September 30th, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – Ameliasburg Fair

Activities and Events can also be found on our website – https://bellevilleshrineclub.ca/, and our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=belleville shrine club

Summer Fund Raising Events

  • July 1, 2017 – We are tentatively planning to operate a BBQ at the Belleville Canada Day Celebrations at Zwicks Park.  Stay tuned for information.
  • August 25, 26, and 27th – We are operating a BBQ at the Tweed Elvis Festival

If you are available to support these important fundraising events, please contact Noble Gary Crane.

Club Dues

2017 annual dues are now past due.  If you have not paid you annual dues, please submit at your earliest opportunity.

Club Dues of $50.00 can be paid by sending a check to the Club address, or mailed to Brian Kaük at 23 Taft Road, Carrying Place, ON  K0K 1L0.

Rameses dues of $125.00 can be mailed to Rameses Shriners Office, 124 Queens Plate Drive, Toronto, ON
Canada M9W 0B4

Friday Luncheons

The Friday Luncheons have been suspended for the summer and will continue in September.  Thanks to everyone who has supported the Friday lunches.

Rameses Shriners Upcoming Monthly Events Schedule

Jul. 9 – 13/17 Tampa HQ 143rd Imperial Session 2017 Daytona, FL
    Link to Imperial Session 2017 http://www.imperial2017.com/
Sept. 9 – 21/17 Rameses Potentate’s Colours of Canada and New England Cruise New York, NY to Montreal, QC


President’s Message:

Nobles and Ladies

As we are about to start summer, the Club is celebrating the first half of the year with a special salute to our Ladies on Wednesday June 28th.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Club now has a third Vice President. Noble Jim Hemlin has agreed to take on the responsibility of this important office and will be looking after the chocolate sales. We congratulate Jim and welcome him to the 2017 Executive Committee. Both Noble Jim and Lady Joan have been very active with the Shrine Club in Ottawa and are bringing a wealth of experience to the Belleville Shrine Club.

By the time you read this bulletin, the Spring Ceremonial in Collingwood will be history and many of us will have had the opportunity of enjoying the fellowship of many Shriners from around the province. Our thanks go to everyone who could be there to make a great showing for the Belleville and District Shrine Club.

At the Dinner Meeting in May, the general membership voted to change the name of our club to ‘THE BELLEVILLE AND DISTRICT SHRINE CLUB’. Having gone through the proper protocol, Rameses Divan has approved the change which now can be used as required, with a public announcement to follow in September.
During this summer, there will be a lot of celebrations and parades where we can have fun. As Canada is celebrating it’s 150th birthday, please come out and join the Canada Day Parade in Marmora: walk, ride or just be there to enjoy. We have been invited to join the fun at the ‘Elvis Festival’ parade on Saturday, 26th of August, in Tweed and we plan to participate in the parade at the Marmora Fair on Saturday, 2nd September.
We talk a lot about having fun at the Shrine Club and how we can all help to make it happen. Here are some simple tips for having fun:
• Be ‘NOBLE’ in all our undertakings
• Focus on the Goals of the Belleville Shrine Club.
• Give credit to everyone who is contributing – even in a small way
• Listen to other’s and look for new and ‘out-of-the-box’ ideas
• Use positive Words and provide positive Actions which motivate
• Remember positive Thinking brings positive Results.

Lady Celine and I wish you a very safe and happy summer, and may we all come back healthy and rested to have fun at the Club.

Noble Jack Hellberg – 2017 President                                                                   goodinehellberg@kos.net

Ambassador’s Message :

Nobles and Ladies

I bring you greetings from our Illustrious Potentate, David Rawn, and the Divan of the Rameses Shrine Center.

My thanks to our President Noble Jack Hellberg for driving three of our Special Ladies to the Rameses Shrine Center in Toronto last Sunday, for the annual “Special Ladies Luncheon”. Unfortunately, two of our Ladies had to cancel out. This event was very well attended by Special Ladies throughout Rameses with a great lunch provided along with very enjoyable entertainment by “Par Three”.

I trust we will have a good turnout for The Belleville and District Shrine Club at the Spring Ceremonial in Collingwood.

At our June Dinner Meeting, we will be honouring our Special Ladies. There will be very little business and special entertainment will be provided. Nobles please bring your Lady and come out and support “Your Club” for the last meeting prior to the summer break.

To all Nobles and Ladies, have a safe and happy summer.

I encourage anyone requiring more information on any Rameses function or event to contact me.

Yours in the faith, Having Fun and Helping Children,

Yours in the faith,

Noble Leonard Bedford, Club Ambassador                                                                       lenmarj@live.com                                                                                                                                                   613-966-1689