Election of Officers
Ill. Sir Thomas Lorentz and Lady Lorraine, with distinct pleasure, extend an invitation to your and your Lady to join them at the Mecca Potentate's Ball on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the Comfort Inn Hotel in the Regency Ball and Banquet Cente, 425 E. Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954. Hospitality Room Saturday 1 PM - 4 PM and 11 PM -?, Cocktail Hour 6 PM, Dinner and Introductions 7 PM, Venetian Hour 9 PM. Dinner $115 per person. For room reservations, call the Comfort Inn directly, 845-623-6000 and tell the hotel clerk you are with the Shriners for the $117 per night rate.
Please download the PDF below for a reservation form.
You are invited to join us on a bus trip to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and the Shiner's Hospital on October 19, 2015.
Busses will leave Queens, Grand Lodge and Rockland County at 7 AM.
All Masons, families and friends are invited.
Tours of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania at 10 AM and 11 AM.
Lunch at 12 Noon in the Grand Lodge banquet room.
Tour of Shriner's Hospital at 2 PM.
Rockland pickup at the Route 303 Park and Ride.
For other pickup information and to RSVP, please contact Frank Chrissotimostimos at 914-359-4864.
The Potentate Tom Lorentz has announced a Meeting, Election and Ceremonial to be held at Grand Lodge, 71 W. 23rd St., on May 14th, commencing with a collation at 6:30 PM ($10) on the 19th Floor.
Elections will be held for the positions of Trustee, Treasurer and Recorder.
Master Masons in Good Standing are invited to join Mother Mecca, the First Temple in all of Shrinedom, at our Ceremonial that evening. Click on JOIN MECCA above for details on how to join!
Shriners - New York Yankees
2015 Florence Day Event
Saturday, July 18th at 1:05 PM
The New York Yankees vs. The Seattle Mariners
Audi Yankees Club
Indoor seats on suite level of the Stadium
Seat includes all-you-can-eat 5-star dining experience
Limited number of tickets available – first come, first serve
The last ceremonial (initiation) in Mecca Temple Historic Year of 2014 is Monday, December 29, 2014 at Grand Lodge on the 19th floor.
6:30PM - Dinner
7:45PM - Ceremonial
Join us as we honor our most active 50yr member and close out Mecca's historic year with one last induction of new members.
Celebrate the love!
On Monday, December 8, at
7 p.m., the fourth annual Broadway
Loves Shriners Hospitals for
Children benefit concert will be
held at the beautiful and historic
Grand Lodge Masonic Hall located
in the heart of Manhattan, at 23rd
Street and 6th Avenue.
Hosted by award-winning Broadway leading lady Donna Kane (Meet Me In St. Louis, Les Miserables), whose daughter was successfully treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children— Philadelphia, the one-night only concert event will feature stars from your favorite Broadway shows singing a wonderful program of show tunes, popular standards and holiday classics!
Purchase tickets at: www.BroadwayLovesShriners.com
Below: Images from last years show.
Mecca's Potentate Gala, honoring Ill. Sir Avery Toledo, is a fundraiser for Shriners Hospital for Children. Net proceeds from this event, and your donations, benefits Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia; as well as the other 21 Shriners Hospital for Children. These hospitals offer specialized medical care to children up to age 18, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. With 22 hospitals across North America, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Shriners International, are able to help children all across America, Mexico, & Canada.
Tickets for the November 15, 2014 Gala at The Manor in West Orange, NJ can be purchased below; as well as tax deductible journal ads and donations (Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) corporation - letters of your donation will be mailed).
If you prefer to send a check, please download this form.
HOTEL INFORMATION: Rooms have been reserved at:
Ramada East Hanover, 130 Rt 10 West, East Hanover, NJ 07936.
Call (973)386-5622 and Use "Mecca Shriners" to get the special rate.
Space is limited
For more info, questions & concerns, or AVAILABLE GROUP RATES, contact NobleAvery@gmail.com.
Thank you for supporting Shriners Hospital for Children.
Ceremonial: Grand Lodge, 19th Floor, 6pm Italian Buffet & 7:30pm Initiation.
This will be an open ceremonial. Friends & families of Nobles and candidates are welcome, but you must RSVP by Sunday 8pm.
Applications, with fees, will be accepted until just before the initiation. The fee is $355 and is payable by check made payable to Mecca Temple Shriners, or online at: http://www.meccashriners.org/join-mecca/
Imperial Shrine Certificates will be given out to those that RSVP
Columbus Day Parade with Grand Lodge / GATHERING AFTERWARDS:
Day: Monday, Oct 13th - Meeting at 45th Street, between Madison & Firth Avenue facing West.
Time: 11:50 AM
Attire: Navy blue jacket, shirt, tie, and comfortable walking shoes. BRING YOUR FEZ
Immediately following the parade, our Marshal, Erik LeMarca has set up a BBQ at Neely’s Barbecue Parlor on East 63rd & 1st Avenue. He has also arranged for Happy Hour Pricing. Come out and join us.
Thank you to Mecca’s Marshal, Noble Brother Erik LeMarca for making this Columbus Parade special.
Support Mecca's Klown Klub of New York by taking out an ad. Click the logo above to be taken to the Klown Klub’s website and click HERE to download a journal ad form.
The Klown Klub of Mecca, and its Shrine Circus, helps expand our fraternal organization’s name recognition. It helps promote the Shrine and Mecca Shriners in ways and areas that we have not done in past.
Please support our Noble Brothers and Mecca Shriners.
Join Mecca and the Imperial Potentate Dale Stauss & First Lady Cheryl
as we celebrate Florence Day Weekend to honor one of the founding fathers of Shrinedom, William Florence.
Friday, July 25th
6-10pm- Discounted Beer, Wine, & Liquor - B.Y.O.Cigars @ The Monarch Rooftop Lounge
71 W 35th Street, 18 Floor Penthouse, New York, NY
Saturday, July 26th
Yankee Game for those that purchased tickets
Sunday, July 27th
500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY
1pm - Annual Mecca BBQ Bushwick Country Club
618 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY
Open to all, NOBLES BRING YOUR FEZ
Questions / Info: NobleAvery@gmail.com
Inshallah – Kensico Cemetery @ Valhalla, New York – Ceremony 11:30am, Lunch 12:30pm
Bring your fez and join your fellow Brother Nobles, and their ladies, to remember those that have passed. Afterwards we break bread together in a beautiful old train car turned into a restaurant. Price of the meal is covered by Mecca Temple, but does not cover Alcohol.
Ceremony: Short ceremony to remember and honor Nobles taken by the black camel - Dress is business casual.
Address: Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Ave, Valhalla, NY
Lunch: Afterwards, Annual lunch held at: Valhalla Crossing, 2 Cleveland Street, Valhalla, NY 10595
Questions, Contact: Ill. Sir Avery Samuel Toledo – 2014 Potentate – (646)373-0989 – NobleAvery@gmail.com
Please RSVP – We currently are holding 30 seats. It would help the temple if you rsvp as soon as you know, even if it is a last minute decision
This Sunday June 8th will be another historic event for Mecca Shriners.
Mecca will be marching in the Puerto Rican Day Parade under its own banner.
We will have our own float, a convertible, and a mini car.
This has never been done before in this parade! We will also have music and special guests.
We invite all Nobles and their ladies to come to march. Below are the details of where we are meeting.
Time & Location:
11 am at 48th Street between 5th & 6th Ave. – We have not been told what time we will be stepping off. Alerts will be sent out as we get more info.
Men: white / beige / black pants and white dress shirt. MUST HAVE FEZ!
Women: Summer dress – (no provocative clothing is allowed)
*Children are allowed, however they are the responsibility of those that bring them. YOU MUST CALL THE POTENTATE WITH AGE of Children – Two is the max. Children should be dressed appropriately, nothing provocative.
*Remember we are representing our organization. Mecca Shriners, and those associated with this event are not responsible for your children. Please act appropriately.
The float is reserved for entertainers, and those already identified.
Although you do not have to RSVP for the parade, we are limited in how many people can attend. However, if you would like to RSVP for the parade to ensure a wristband is waiting for you, please email the Potentate NobleAvery@gmail.com, he will be distributing the wristbands, which is the only way to march in the parade.
Potentate: NobleAvery@gmail.com or (646)373-0989
President of PR Parade Committee:
Noble Joseph Pagan– email@example.com – (917)754-5708
Mecca Shriners is marching in the Philipines Independance Day Parade in NYC.
Come out and show our Noble Filipino Brothers support.
Noble Benjamin Santos, President of Philippine Club of Mecca Shriners
Noble Ursino Rivera (Mustache Man), Mecca Parade Director
Support Shriners Hospital for Children by attending the 9th Annual Car & Bike Show!
Free for Spectators! Fun for the whole family.
Come out and join us.
Trophies - Food - Music - Raffles - Vendors - Door Prizes Dunk Tank - T-Shirts
For more information download the flyer or Contact:
Matty @ (914)403-3933 or Bob @ (845)641-7444
Welcome back to Mecca's Oasis on the internet. We revamped the entire website. It is not 100% but we are almost there.
We welcome your feedback, so please let us know what we can do to improve your Shrine experience
Don't forget to check out our Florence Weekend Event and purchase tickets! (Click the Shrine/Yankee logo for more information)