Tecumseh Shrine Club, was formed in 1979 by a number of Shriners led by Illustrious Sir Peter Rhodes, our first President and Past Potentate of Rameses Shriners and our second President Noble Joe Tkach, both of whom are still active. At present Tecumseh Shrine Club has 6 children under its care.
Tecumseh Shrine Club has two units that participate in local parades. The Golf Cart Unit has 5 vehicles which can hold up to 12 Nobles. There is also a hard working clown unit with 6 active clowns. The Clown unit also participates in the Shrine Circus’ and the Halloween Party.
The club meets at the Caledon East Complex on Old Church Road on the 1st Tuesday of every month except July and August. Our meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour, dinner at 7:00 p.m. and the business meeting about 7:45 p.m.
The meeting is open to any active Shriners and the dress code for most meetings is tie and jacket, fez and a smile.
Tecumseh Shrine Club owes its allegiance to Rameses Shriners (www.rameses-shriner.ca) which is one of 195 Shrine Centers in the world. Our headquarters is located at 124 Queens Plate Drive in Toronto and is home of many clubs, units, Masonic Lodges, and the Scottish Rite, Toronto Valley. Rameses Shriners has approximately 400 children in the hospital system, most of whom go to the Montreal Hospital.
Rameses Shriners owes its allegiance to the Shriners International (www.shrinersinternational.org) which is headquartered in Tampa Florida. There are 195 Shrine Centers located in the United States (177), Canada (12), Mexico (1),Panama (1), Philippines (2), Puerto Rico (1), and Germany (1). The Shrine Philanthropy adopted by the Shrine is the treatment of Children with orthopedic problems, burns, spinal problems, and cleft lip. The cost to the patient’s parents is nothing. At present there are 22 hospitals operated by Shriners International under the name “Shriners Hospitals for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org).”