Elected Divan

What is the Elected Divan?

The Elected Divan is the “board of directors” or “executive council” of the Philae Temple, and serves as the management team for both fraternal and business activities of the Temple.  It’s members are listed below.

Illustrious Sir Mike Schmid

Our Potentate this year, Illustrious Sir Mike Schmid has been involved in Masonry for over 25 years and a Shriner for 20 years. Mike is a York Rite Mason, President of the Widows Sons Temple Guard, Past Master of Bedford Lodge, past High Priest of George S Wright Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and has served as an officer of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons as well as the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. Finally, he has served as a leader in other bodies related to the fraternity of Shriners International.

Mike has been self employed for many years in various Business’s and is a CPA . He enjoys fishing, motorcycles and travel. He has three grown children, Jenny Maggie and Peter, who is also a Shriner, and of course his partner Lady Michelle.

Mike believes in our fraternity and is dedicated to raising the profile of Shriners International and promoting growth in our membership.

Email: potentate@philae-shriners.com

Ed Corbett

Ken Wheelans

Noble Ken Wheelans has been a Shriner for the past 9 years and a member of Hiram Lodge #12 for 10 years.  He has held the position of secretary in his lodge for several years and has also been the Vice President & Camel Herder of the Sou’ West Shrine Club in Yarmouth.

Ken has been on the Divan going into his 3rd year.

Ken is married to Lady Gwenda and has 3 children Cheryl, Noble Matt and Noble Ken Jr.

Ken has been a Financial Advisor for the past 34 years currently with Edward Jones Investments.  He also serves as a Commissioner on the Nova Scotia Securities Commission.

Noble Shawn MacGregor BuchanOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Noble Shawn MacGregor Buchan. Born September 21, 1967 in Woodstock, Ontario.  Moved to Nova Scotia in 1973.  Shawn moved to Moncton, New Brunswick in 2001 and just recently returned to Nova Scotia in January 2016.

Shawn is a 32nd degree Mason and Past Master of Kentville 58 in Kentville, Nova Scotia.  Shawn has two daughters, Brittany (26) and Erin (23) who both reside in the Annapolis Valley.  He also has one granddaughter, Juliana (4).

Shawn enjoys riding his motorcycle and is a member of Widows Sons Temple Guard based in Halifax area. He is also a member and was President of the New Brunswick Grand Chapter – Widows Sons in 2015 in New Brunswick.

Shawn works with his brother, Shane, in their family business in Cambridge, Kings County and Shawn presently lives in Somerset, NS.

Shane Buchan

Doug Morton

David Fraser

Phone:  902-454-7811
Email:  philaeshriners@eastlink.ca