Shriner of the Year for 2022
Noble Walter S. Pinsent
It is with great pleasure that Mazol Shriners of Newfoundland and Labrador announces that the Shriner of the Year for 2022 is Noble Walter S. Pinsent.
The award has been presented since 1996. Nominations for the award are accepted from Mazol Shrine Clubs, Units, and the General Nobility in recognition of the Shriners dedication and enthusiasm for Mazol Shriners, the Masonic and his Community.
The Shriner of the Year is awarded the Noble Edward Loughlin Memorial Plaque, donated by the family in memory of their beloved Father who passed away on March 5 1990. Noble Loughlin was a dedicated Shriner, Mason and a Charter Member of the Corner Brook Shrine Club, now the Long Range Shrine Club.
Noble Walter S. Pinsent name is added to the Perpetual Plaque which is displayed at the Mazol Shrine Centre, and he receives his own individual plaque.
Noble Pinsent was born in New Harbour, Trinity Bay. He had a rewarding career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and is a Life member of the RCMP Veteran’s Association. He became a Mason in 1970 at the Northwest Mounted Police Lodge. He was posted to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1974 and retired in 1985 and has resided in Eastport since 1991. Noble Pinsent became a Shriner of Mazol in 2010. In addition, Noble Pinsent is the Founding President of the East Pen Players Group and the Eastport Heritage Society-Beaches Art and Heritage Society, and he is the recipient of the Governor General’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Noble Pinsent has organized a Shriner’s Appreciation Night in Eastport for a number of years, with 2022 being no exception. This event raises awareness of the Shrine and the Philanthropy, and it provides an opportunity to be recognized as a valid part of the community. The proceeds of the event go to Mazol’s Patient Transportation Fund. This event is attended by the Ill. Potentate and Divan on their Annual Visitation to the Harold W. Duffett Shriner’s RV Park in Eastport on Labour Day Weekend
Through his hard work in the year 2022 a donation of approximately $7000.00 was raised with the amount over the years amounting to approximately $80,000.00 for the Patient Transportation Fund.
The following table gives a listing of the previous years’ Shriner of the Year
|2022||Noble Walter S. Pinsent|
|2021||Noble Donald Wayne Moores|
|2019||Noble Gerald F. Mayo|
|2018||Noble Samuel Ralph Miller|
|2017||Noble John Crane|
|2016||Noble Walter Bennett|
|2015||Noble Lloyd Walters|
|2014||Noble Max Downey|
|2013||Noble Hubert Hibbs|
|2012||Noble Alan Neil|
|2011||Noble Nigel Mercer|
|2010||Noble Ralph Cole|
|2009||Noble Reginald F. Bowers
|2008||Noble Gerald W. Normore and Noble Everett W. Green
|2007|| Ill. Sir John H. Brake, P.P.
|2006||Noble Donald R. Milley
|2005||Noble Chesley G. Lambert|
|2004||Noble Charles C. Riddle|
|2003||Noble E. Lloyd Head|
|2002||Noble Abel Hughes|
|2001||Ill. Sir Herman A. Walters, P.P.
|2000||Noble John M. Bartlett|
|1999||Noble George R. Jones|
|1998||Noble Eldred W. Warren|
|1997||Noble J. Reginald Hopkins|
|1996||Noble Cecil C. Pelley|