South Shore Shrine Club
|Meeting Informaton:||Masonic Hall|
|216 North St.|
|Bridgewater, Nova Scotia|
|Meets the 1st Monday of the Month @ 7:30pm|
|Do Not Meet January, Feruary and March|
South Shore Shrine Club – The Beginning:
On Saturday Evening July 8, 1972 the newly formed South Shore Shrine Club held its first Installation of Officers at the Masonic Temple. A cheque in the amount of $3,700 was presented to Ill. Potentate Vernon Toole by Sister Ada Bayers, Immediate Past Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star to be used for the transportation of Children to and from the Shriners Hospital in Montreal.
Officers installed by the Potentate on that date were:
President – Noble Wilfred (Bill Cole
Vice President – Noble Douglas Brewer
Secretary – Noble H. B (Hughie) Strachan
Treasurer – Noble Douglas Munro
Executive Members – Noble Lester Veinotte, Alan Mosher, Beverley Swinimer, Lorraine Sawler, Bruce Ritcey and Murray Fraser.
On Saturday November 4, 1972 the South Shore Shrine Club hosted a ceremonial ast the Bridgewater Masonic Temple
The official opening ot hte South Shore Shrine Club was held on Saturday November 18th, 1972. The event was scheduled to run from 8:00pm to 1:00am. There was entertainment, dancing and a buffet lunch which was served during the dance intermission. The cost of the event was $5.00 per couple (a real bargain). This event was for Nobles and Associate Members and their friends.
The membership fee for nobles and associate members was set at $5.00 per year.
The South Shore Shrine Club continues to be an active member of Philae Shriners, attending parades within the area, fundraising and generally promoting what Shriners International does.