Mocha Shriners

Helping Children In Need

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Our MISSION

Mocha Shrine Patient Transportation Fund

A registered federally licensed charity. Donations are income tax deductible and these donations are received from the public as well as Shriners. Funds received are available only for transportation, care and expenses of the patients and their custodians to and from Shrine Hospitals for Children. In order for the fund to continue, shrine clubs and units make donations to help offset the expenses incurred.

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Provide Orthopaedic, burn and spinal cord injury care for children up to age 18 at our various hospitals in Canada, U.S., and Mexico. There are 20 hospitals in the United States and one each in Canada and Mexico. Children are eligible for care if there is a reasonable possibility the child will benefit from the available services provided by the shrine hospital system. Shriners Hospitals rely on donations from Shriners and the general public.

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Thank You For Your Donation

To make a donation please email 

manager@mochashriners.org for an Etransfer and have your full name in the email message or call us with your credit card with the same information

during business hours at the Office 519-672-1391 Monday - Friday

8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

The year is 1886, London, Ontario and alone Shriner is living in the city. He together with members of Knights Templar, who had been initiated in Detroit Michigan petitioned to form a Shrine Temple in London. A dispensation was issued for “Sultanat Temple” and for a short time, London had the honour of having Canada’s first Shrine Temple. However, the time was not yet right for “Sultanat Temple” and it soon became dormant and the dispensation was recalled.

Shrinedom in London dates from January 1, 1908, with the foundation of Mocha Temple, and the seventh Shrine Temple in Canada. Noble Harry Collins, Potentate of Rameses Temple in Toronto, was instrumental in obtaining the charter. Noble Collins later became Imperial Potentate. The name “Mocha” was chosen by the first Recorder, Noble Ed Struthers.

The Shrine was seen as an organization where members could relax and enjoy themselves. Shrine bands, parades, and elaborate costumes were part of the make up. It was said that “the order was not much more than frolic for Masons of high degree”, and perhaps this stimulated interest among Masons enough to steadily increase the membership figures.

What was no so visible was that even in those years considerable sums were raised for benevolence and charitable projects. At one ceremonial a Union Jack was carried around the hall and after an initial donation of $500.00, a further amount of $466.60 was raised for poor children of the city of London. This is much more than it seems now when we think of what a dollar would buy in those days. On another occasion, the Salvation Army, the schools and other organizations supplied the names of 600 children who were in poor circumstance and they were all supplied with Christmas repast. 1917 saw a contribution to the fund for victims of the Halifax explosion. In 1930 the bands and patrol entertained the children from orphanages at the Western Fair. A patriotic endeavor was the subscription of $500.00 for the Peace Memorial at the Exhibition Grounds in Toronto. During the war of 1939 – 1945 a number of Shriners served in the armed forces and war charities were supported. In the year of 1940 Mocha presented a $1,600.00 Ford ambulance to the Minister of Militia. The children were not forgotten and Shriners have provided transportation, entertainment, films and other amusements for their enjoyment. Since 1920, Mocha’s main charity has been the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children and many hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for this worthy undertaking.

Shrine activities continued to flourish over the years. In order to provide a place for meetings and other functions, one of the stately old homes on Waterloo Street in London was purchased. In 1955 this building was sold and the Smallman residence at 468 Colborne Street was purchased with some of the contents. Additions have been made, but the architectural beauty of the original building has been maintained. The Trustees work hard to maintain the grounds, rooms, and furnishings. In 1977 the banquet halls were added on for meetings and social functions. In the recent past, the interior and exterior of the building have been refurbished and redecorated completely along with new furniture in the main lounge area. Mocha Temple is a place where any Shriner would be proud to bring his family and friends for lunch.

 
 
Mocha Shrine Centre Reception& Banquet Facility

This large Edwardian home displays elegant aspects of the era, including large windows, superb craftsmanship in the glasswork, stone carvings, and carpentry. Modern banquet facilities to meet your needs have been added. We boast a large selection of menus for every occasion. Serviced by a five-star hospitality staff.

Plenty of on-site parking.

Rental spaces.
Formal dining room—seats 30
Main banquet hall—seats up to 200
Lower banquet hall—seats up to 150

For Facility information
468 Colborne Street
519-672-1391

For Catering information
519-852-7054

or

delectableeats@mochashriners.org

 

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Legion Of Honour Exec Zoom Mtg
Fri, Nov 27
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Nov 27, 12:30 PM
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MOCHA ELECTIONS
Wed, Feb 10
Mocha Shrine Centre + Satelite Locations
Feb 10, 2021, 7:30 PM
Mocha Shrine Centre + Satelite Locations
Election of Mocha Potentate, Divan and Executive for 2021
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MOCHA CEREMONIAL 2021
Fri, Sep 24
GFL Memorial Gardens
Sep 24, 2021, 7:00 AM – Sep 26, 2021, 12:00 PM
GFL Memorial Gardens, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
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OUR AFFILIATES

UNITS

Alumni Unit

Aylmer Ghost Busters

Brantford Keystone Kops

Cambridge Mini Vettes

Camel Coach Unit

Concert Band

Desert Rats

Director's Staff

Eze RidersGreeters

Hillbilly Clan #59

Hi-Ro Clown UnitIron Camels

Lambton Clown Unit

Lambton Motor Corps

Lambton Oriental Band

Legion of Honour

Mocha Legion of Honour

Mocha Classic Car Unit

Mocha Classics

Mocha Jeepsters 

Mocha Love Bugs

Mocha Mini Choppers

Mocha Motor Corps

Mocha Cruisers

Mocha  Oriental Band

Mocha Road Runners

Mocha Shriners Historic Concert Band

Mocha Trumpet Band

Mocha Wheelstander Mini Kars

Norfolk Dune Buggies

Outhouse #1 St Thomas

Outhouse #2 Windsor

Outhouse #3 Thedford

Provost Corps

Royal Scots of Mocha
Sault Motor Corps Mini Cars and Bikes

Stratford-on-Avon Mini Kars

Temple GuardsTillsonburg
Fire Unit (1919 Reo Fire Truck)

Tillsonburg
Outriders (mini bikes)

Mocha Mini Choppers

Waterloo Oriental Band

West Coast 20

Woodstock Clown Unit

CLUBS

Aylmer Shrine Club

Ahcom Shrine Club

Blenheim Shrine Club

Bluewater Shrine Club

Brantford Shrine Club

Bruce Shrine Club

Cambridge Shrine Club

Hi-Ro Shrine Club

London Shrine Club

Huron Shrine Club

Lambton Shrine Club

Moramos Shrine Club

Norfolk Shrine Club

Pal Mocha Shrine Club

Sault Shrine Club

Stratford-on-Avon Shrine Club

Strathocha Shrine Club

Sun Parlor Shrine Club

Tillsonburg Shrine Club

Woodstock Shrine Club  

Waterloo County

MOCHA DUES

Nobles to pay your dues please email 

manager@mochashriners.org for an Etransfer and have your full name in the email message or call us with your credit card with the same information

during business hours at the Office 519-672-1391 Monday - Friday

8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

MEMBERS

2020 MOCHA DIVAN

 

ELECTED DIVAN

POTENTATE  - Illustrious Sir Dylan McLay

CHIEF RABBAN  - Noble Bill Butcher

ASSISTANT RABBAN  - Noble Randy MacNevin

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET -  Vacant

ORIENTAL GUIDE - Noble Chad More

TREASURER - Noble Robert Rossi

RECORDER - Noble Mark Schrank

APPOINTED DIVAN

FIRST CEREMONIAL MASTER -Noble Harry M. Thomas

SECOND CEREMONIAL MASTER -Noble Michael Stilwell

PARADE MARSHALL - Noble Craig Kealey

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD - Noble Rick Davis

OUTER GUARD  - Noble Wayne Brown

CHIEF AIDE - Noble Bill Lockhart

CHAPLAIN - Noble Chris Mortlock

ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN - Noble Greg Smith

DIRECTOR - Noble Mike Graystone

MEMBERSHIP - Noble David Leverette

PUBLIC RELATIONS - Noble Daniel Lampman

NEWSLETTERS

 
CONTACT US

Mocha Shriners is one of 196 Shrine Temples located in Canada, United States, Mexico, the Republic of Panama, Puerto Rico, Philippines’ and Germany. Mocha has a membership of 2750 Nobles (members) and has jurisdiction of Southwestern Ontario plus the District of Algoma in Northern Ontario.

Connect with us

Mocha Office:
Mocha Shriners
468 Colborne Street
London Ontario Canada N6B 2T3
Office 519-672-1391
Fax 519-672-7723
manager@mochashriners.org

Potentate Illustrious Sir Dylan McLay   519 672 1391

potentate@mochashriners.org

Recorder Noble Mark Schrank

519-672-1391

recorder@mochashriners.org

HOURS

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4 pm

Saturday to Sunday: Closed

© 2020 Mocha Shriners

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