– Monthly Bulletin –

The Belleville and District Shrine Club

51 Highland Ave., Belleville Ont.

December 2017 Bulletin

“Having Fun and Helping Children”

Scheduled Club/Unit Meetings:

Wednesday, December 13th                @ 7:00 PM Executive Meeting

Wednesday, December 20th                Christmas Dinner Meeting,

Cocktails @ 6 pm, Dinner @ 7 PM

December CHRISTMAS Dinner Meeting Menu

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

Starters: Christmas fruit punch, festive appetizers starting at 6pm.

 Main meal: Winter endive salad, coleslaw, Pickle tray on tables, fresh buns/bread.

Roast turkey, dressing, mash potato, gravy, cranberries.

Butternut squash, peas.

Desserts: Verity of sweets.

Coffee, 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 $20.00 per person.

Chocolate Sales

Noble BILL BLACK has been elected as your 3rd Vice President for 2018 and looks forward to coordinating the sales of chocolates with the help of the membership in the new year.

 Friday Luncheons

The Friday Luncheons will continue to run with the last one this year on Friday 15 December.  They will resume in the new year on 5 January.  Social starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs to 1:00 p.m.  Thanks to everyone who has supported the Friday lunches this past season.  We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Camel Herders

Noble JIM PRESTON has been elected as the Chief Camel Herder for 2018.  The current 2017 Camel Herder Executive will remain in their positions for 2018 to provide ongoing strength to this very important Unit.  Chief Camel Herder JIM announced that there will be no Camel Herders meeting in December 2017 or January 2018 unless an Emergency Meeting is called.  The next Camel Herder  meeting will be held on 26 February 2018 followed by their Spring Fundraiser and Silent Auction on 28 April 2018.  He wishes everyone a “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” to all.

Club Dues

2018 annual dues are now 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 $143.90 can be mailed to Rameses Shriners Office, 124 Queens Plate Drive, Toronto, ON Canada M9W 0B4.

Rameses Shriners Upcoming Monthly Events Schedule

10 December Rameses Carol Service, 2:00 p.m. Headquarters
06 January Rameses 2018 Temple Elections, Unit Installations and Banner Exchanges, 12:30 p.m. Headquarters

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

Belleville and District Shrine Club Santa Claus Parades



01 Dec

02 Dec

02 Dec

02 Dec







6:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

12:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

From Wellington

From Tweed

Election 2018 Results

The results of the elections for 2018 held at the dinner meeting 22 November 2017 are as follows:

  • President STEPHEN D. SHIRK
  • 1st Vice President MALCOLM STOKES (letter of acceptance received)
  • 2nd Vice President CLIVE ALLAN
  • 3rd Vice President BILL BLACK
  • Secretary/Treasurer RON CARTER
  • Directors BRIAN COOK – House & Property

BRIAN KÄUK– Membership

JOHN BONNIN – Special Events

  • 1 Trustee             CLARENCE STEVENSON (letter of acceptance received)

Both Noble JOHN NEIL and CALVIN THOMAS will complete their terms as Trustees.  Noble WAYNE MCFAUL emailed to say that he will stand again as the Hospital Liaison Director. We still need to fill the following Executive positions:

  • Assistant Secretary
  • 1 Director (Public Relations)
  • 2018 Spring Ceremonial Housing Chairman (to coordinate housing in Orillia)

All other positions are appointed by the President of the Club.  Please inform the Acting Secretary if you wish to become a Chairman or Assistant Chairman to any Committee or wish to volunteer as a supporter/volunteer for any position.  Many hands make light work.  We will also be looking for Nobles to take on the duties of the Inter-Club Relations Chairman, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Chaplain.


Noble Stephen D. Shirk

Acting Secretary


1st Vice President’s Message:

Nobles and your Ladies,

I would like to wish the whole Club all the best, it was an eye opener for me, going through the chairs and working with different oriented people.  It is unfortunate that the Club has no goal set, for reducing costs however we still have hope for the future.

I will stay as a member of the Belleville and District Shrine Club and will come on occasion, you will see me in December and January. If things go as planned I should be very busy with my Lodge over the next two years.   As most of you know, I did join the Kingston club and will participate more in Kingston beginning in the new year.

Noble Otto Nungesser – 1st Vice President 2017


 President’s Message:

Nobles and Ladies

First of all, CELINE and I congratulate all the elected officers and we extend our thanks to them for offering their time and the energy required to make the year 2018 a success.  We pray for that success.

The year 2017 was challenging for everyone.  After a very rocky first half, many of the Nobles rallied around and made the year truly successful with many ‘First Time’ achievements that everyone can be proud of.  I give my thanks to the many Nobles who have overcome many obstacles and helped to achieve this great year of accomplishments in the areas of Chocolate Sales, Special Events, Street and City Festivals, Public Relations and Publicity, House and Building improvements, Upgraded Dinner Menu, Meeting Programs, Parades, Hockey Tournaments, Special Events and many more….

I thank the Nobles who took up the slack created by the vacancies in leadership throughout the year and who helped to keep the committees functional.

Throughout the year we talked a lot about having fun at the Shrine Club and we can all help to make it happen.  Let’s continue to be ‘Noble’ in all our undertakings.  Continue to focus on the Goals of the Belleville and District Shrine Club as established by the members.  Make friends by giving credit to others.  Let’s continue to listen to others and look for new and ‘out-of-the-box’ ideas. Be positive in words and actions.

As the December Christmas Dinner Meeting will be our last one as ‘President’ and ‘First Lady’ before we join the Past President group; it is our hope that as many Nobles and Ladies as possible will come out to this special evening and will participate in the ‘Turkey Roll’.  Our Special Ladies will receive their invitations from our Ambassador Noble LEONARD BEDFORD and we hope that they will be able to join us.

CELINE and I wish all the Nobles, Ladies and Families a very Happy Christmas and a fruitful New Year.  May all members of the Belleville and District Shrine Club reach the goal of success together and in perfect harmony

Thanks for your support of the Belleville and District Shrine Club.


Noble Jack Hellberg – 2017 President


Ambassador’s Message :  Nobles and Ladies

I bring you greetings and a wish to all Nobles and their families for a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from our Illustrious Potentate, DAVID RAWN, and the Divan of the Rameses Shrine.

I would like to remind the Nobles and Ladies of the following Rameses events.  The Rameses Carol Service at 124 Queens Plate Drive on December 10th 2:00 pm.  The Rameses Temple Elections and Installation on January 6th at 12:30 pm, also a reminder to the Ladies of Lady Linda Woodrow’s Luncheon and Social at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 33 Carlson Court Toronto at 11:30 am on January 6th.

Congratulations to the newly elected executive of the Belleville Shrine Club. I look forward to working with you over the next year.  We will have several Special Ladies at the Turkey Roll and Special Ladies Night on December 20th. Please come out and support your Club.

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

Lady Marjorie and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a safe and happy holiday season and a great 2018.  Yours in the faith, “HAVING FUN AND HELPING CHILDREN” .

Noble Leonard Bedford, Club Ambassador




Illustrious Potentate                David E. Rawn                       Oriental Guide                        Shawn Hewlett

Chief Rabban                          Thomas W. Woodrow                        Treasurer                     James D. McKinney

Assistant Rabban                    Jed M. Handy                         Recorder                     Bryan W. Lawson

High Priest & Prophet             William C. “Bill” Sweet


Ambassador-at-Large – Noble Clarence Stevenson

Ambassador Emeritus – Noble John Neil

Ambassador Emeritus – Noble Don Gillis

Chaplain – Noble Gary Veinot

Auditor – Noble Leonard Bedford

Auditor – Noble Brian Käuk

Cake Sales – Noble Clive Allan

Ceremonial Housing – Noble Stephen Shirk

Chief Camel Herders – Noble Jim Preston

Shrine Hospital for Children Chairman – Noble Wayne McFaul

Chocolate Sales – Noble Bill Black

Clown Unit President – Noble Clive Allan

House and Property Manager – Noble Brian Cook

Inter-Club Masonic Relations – Noble Stephen Shirk

Rameses Lottery Chairman – Noble Calvin Thomas

Membership Chairman – Noble Brian Käuk

Parade Chairman – Noble Gary Smithrim

Parade Scheduling – Noble Doug McLaurin

Public Relations – Noble Stephen Shirk

Sick and Visiting Chairman – Noble Lloyd Kellett

Special Events Chairman – Noble John Bonnin

Sports Chairman – Noble Malcolm Stokes

Telephone Committee Chairman – Noble John Bonnin

Telephone Committee –  Noble Roy Todd

Telephone Committee – Noble Lloyd Kellett

Telephone Committee – Noble Jim Preston

Transportation – Noble Bill Bedford

Trustee – Noble Clarence Stevenson

Trustee – Noble John Neil

Trustee – Noble Calvin Thomas

100 Million Dollar Club – Noble Harold Newton