Noble Robert J. “Bob” Keep of Wa Wa Shriners in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, has been named Shriner of the Month for November 2015. The award program was developed by the leadership of Shriners International to honor outstanding nobles who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to both the fraternity and its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
A Strong Proponent of Masonry, Shriners International and Membership
Deeply committed to his temple’s membership efforts, Noble Keep was appointed membership chairman of Wa Wa Shriners in January 2014. He has traveled throughout the province of Saskatchewan – the fourth largest in Canada – to promote the importance of Shriners International and its philanthropy to new Master Masons.
Noble Keep recognizes the importance of spreading the word about the fraternity and health care system, and has devoted much of his time and energy toward generating awareness throughout the region. Proud of our organizations, he is consistently looking for new ways to promote both Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children in his community.
Creating Awareness through Major Event
Noble Keep was instrumental in bringing the 9/11 Memorial Traveling Museum directly from New York City to the Saskatoon Canada Remembers Our Heroes Air Show. This was the only Canadian stop for this amazing tribute. All net proceeds from 50/50 sales and an auction benefited the new Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada and more than $50,000 of free publicity was generated for the Shriners fraternity and Shriners Hospitals.
The air show included the 45th anniversary of the Snowbirds, a CF-18 Hornet team, the Canadian Armed Forces’ Sky Hawks parachute team and the first appearance of the traveling 9/11 mobile exhibit outside the United States. The event offered a variety of promotional benefits and extensive province-wide media coverage and community value that included television interviews, radio and print exposure, and one-on-one interactions onsite.
Congratulations to Noble Keep for his achievements and for being chosen as Shriner of the Month.