Annually Mazol Shriners of Newfoundland and Labrador celebrate the Installation of the New Potentate and his Divan. This year the election of officers will take place on January 20th at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s. The weekend begins with the Chief Rabban night at Mazol Shrine Centre on Topsail Road followed by the Annual Stated Meeting the next morning at the Holiday Inn.
Actual ceremonial of the potentate and his officers Saturday afternoon is open to the public and we welcome all to join the festivities.
Schedule of Events
Friday, January 19th, 2018
2:00 PM – Meeting of Clubs and Reports
Location: Mazol Shrine Centre
Other Details: (Shrine Casual)
8:00 PM – Chief Rabban Night Meet and Greet
Location: Mazol Shrine Centre
Other Details: Club Dress and Fez
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
9:00 AM – Annual Stated Meeting
Location: Holiday Inn *
Other Details: Club Dress and Fez. 2018 Annual Dues Required.
11:00 AM – Ladies Brunch **
Location: Holiday Inn**
Other Details: Wear your Hats and Fascinators.
3:30 PM – Installation of Mazol Shrine Temple Divan and Officers
Location: Holiday Inn
Other Details: Open to the public. Formal dress and Fez.
7:00 PM – Banquet and Dance
Location: Holiday Inn*
Other Details: $115.00 Dbl. Formal Dress and Fez
11:30 PM – Potentate’s Hospitality Suite
Location: Holiday Inn (Room #416)
* A block of Standard Rooms is available at the Holiday Inn with king size or two double beds at a cost of $127.00 (plus tax) per night, and Executive Rooms at a cost of $147.00 (plus tax) per night. Reservations can be made directly with the hotel by calling 709-722-0506. In order to obtain the special rate, please advise that you are part of the “Mazol Shriners” group.
** For tickets to the Ladies Brunch and the Banquet, please contact Cecilia at the Shrine Office by calling 364-1591; or by email at email@example.com. (When you purchase your tickets, you will also receive a 10% discount coupon for East Side Mario’s Restaurant located in the Holiday Inn)
Malcolm Hollett is a patient of Shriners Hospitals for Children referred by Mazol Shriners. Two years ago, Malcolm suffered a T12-L1 fracture dislocation while on a ski trip with his family. Since that injury, Malcolm has been a patient with Shriners Hospitals for Children Philadelphia. Read more about Malcolm’s Story in our Patient Stories.
Mazol Shriners of Newfoundland and Labrador has been notified that they will be the inducted into The Volunteer Hall of Fame by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The following articles explains in more detail the award and the inductees for 2017.
On Friday, June 16th, Chief Rabban, Noble Paul Rose of Mazol Shriners of Newfoundland and Labrador, visited Villanova Junior High to pick up over 65 kg of pull tabs collected by the students throughout the year. This project started several years ago when the Shriners approached various schools asking them to save the pull tabs from their drink cans for recycling. He was greeted by a group of 10 students and their teacher, Ms. Darlene Moulton. The students were also joined by a local resident, Mr. Reg McGrath, who heard about the donation and decided to join the group to add his own contribution.
June 22nd, Noble Paul and Lady Sharon returned to the School to present a 100 Million Dollar Club Certificate to Principal Barry Jenkins during Villa Nova’s closing assembly. A packed gym of over 350 students were on hand for the presentation. Noble Paul gave a brief address about Shriner’s Hospitals and what Shriners do for our kids. He thanked the students for their annual donation and wished all a safe and fulfilled summer. We encourage students from all over Newfoundland and Labrador to get involved.
It takes millions of dollars a year to operate the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. The medical care given through this Shriners Hospital network has cured or substantially helped more than 1,000,000 children regardless of their ability to pay.
The money to operate these 22 hospitals comes from several sources. One source is income from the Shriners Hospitals for Children Endowment Fund.
The endowment fund provides approximately 85 percent of the hospitals’ operating income. This fund is supported by the gifts and bequests of Shriners and non-Shriners alike, however, too many people, believe that if they cannot donate or leave a large sum of money, their gift will not count. Obviously, every contribution helps. In order to encourage Shriners and non-Shriners to contribute to Shriners Hospitals for Children, the HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR CLUB was established in 1972. The club got its name from its goal of adding 100 million dollars to the endowment fund through gifts or bequests of $100 or more.
As a way of recognizing the donation by the students of Villanova Junior High, Mazol Shriners has just made a gift to the HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR CLUB on behalf of the students for their continued work in raising money for Shriners Hospitals.