About Cowichan Valley Shrine Club #27

In 2013 The Cowichan Valley Shrine Club won the honour of being the top Shrine Club in B.C. and the Yukon for the second time. President Brian Nicol, Assistant Rabban Dan Mellor, Noble Rick Mellson, and Noble Monte Engelson

The Cowichan Valley Shrine Club received it's Charter from Gizeh Shriners BC and Yukon in Duncan on November 28, 1964.

 

The first president was Noble Elvin Waldie (1964), who remained active in the club until his death in 1997. He was well known as our Greeter for many years, and was affectionately known as the "Vancouver Island Potentate".

 

Duncan is also home to a number of Clowns in the Club. 

 

Our club has been led by many excellent presidents over the years, each one, in his own way, contributing a great deal to our philanthropy. Learn about our past presidents here.

 

Much work has been done to raise funds for the Shrine charities through BC Gaming, Christmas Cake sales, Variety Show, Cook Wagon cookouts, Cash Calendar Sales and many other activities. But it is not all work; we have a lot of fun at our meetings, family barbeques, tubing parties, parades and other events. In fact, the CVSC has become well known for hosting some of the more memorable Vancouver Island Shrine Days celebrations.

 

The Club has always been, and remains, well represented on the Gizeh Divan. In fact, five of our members rose to the top: Past Potentates are Derek Whiles 1986, David Trace 1992, Ross Scott 1995, Danny Dyke 2005 and Harold Wallace in 2018. 

 

The Cowichan Valley Shrine Club is alive and well, and is looking forward to continued work for our philanthropy well into the 21st century with the same energy and dedication that has always been the hallmark of our club.

 

Originally written by Noble Jack S. Gibson Historian

This picture was taken approximately in 1969 and was of the Officers of the Club.

From top left, Don Hammond, Norm Copley, Elvin Waldie, Dick Steves and Bill Ogg

Middle row is James Lequesne and (unknown)

Bottom row is Les Coburn and Ross Scott

Quick Links

Our Meetings:

The second Thursday of each month (except July and August) at the HWWallace Cremation and Burial Centre at  7pm 

2019 Officers

cvsc27@gmail.com 

 

PRESIDENT

Charlie Gonzalez 

250-324-7191

Email: charlieg123@gmail.com 

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Patrick Beattie 

250-537-7722

Email: patrickjbeattie@gmail.com 

 

SECRETARY

Terry Landry 

119-1751 Northgate Rd Cobble Hill,  VOR 1L6

Phone (home): 250-929-8881

Phone (Cell): 250-744-8794

Email: terryrlandry@gmail.com 

            cvsc27@gmail.com 

 

TREASURER

Ken Swain

250-748-3481

kpswain@shaw.ca

HOSPITAL REPRESENTATIVE & SHRINERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Brian Nicol 

Phone (home) 250-748-1771

Email: brnicol@shaw.ca 

 

Tom Earl 

Phone 250-748-4333

Email: taearl@shaw.ca 

 

DIRECTORS

Monte Engelson 

Tom Mitchell

 

CHAPLAIN

Pat Fyffe

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

 

Bulletin Editor

Terry Landry

Sick & Visiting

Terry Landry / Tom Earl

Parade Marshall

Tom Mitchell

Soccer 

Rick Mellson

CVSC Clowns

Charlie Gonzalez

Gazette Reporter

Monte Engelson

Web Manager

Terry Landry

Historian

Monte Engelson

Christmas Party

Badoura Ladies

Storage Shed

Glenn Harvey / Mike Pauls

BC Gaming & D.D.B.A. Rep.

Patrick Beattie / Al Hudson

Child Services Society

Cook Wagon

Rick Mellson & Patrick Beattie

Xmas Cake

Pat Fyffe & Rick Mellson

Membership

Glenn Harvey / Mellson / Engelson

Club Regalia

Rick Mellson / Patrick Beattie

Cowichan Valley Shrine Club #27

Email: cvsc27@gmail.com

Phone: 250-929-8881 (Secretary)

cowichanvalleyshrineclub.org

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