Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth. There are approximately 375,000 members from 191 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Republic of Panama
Shriners International support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs. Since 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children have significantly improved the lives of more than 865,000 children.
The Shriners’ mission is straightforward. Shriners are committed to:
- Being the premier fraternal organization for men of good character.
- Providing interactive, quality programs and services for its members, their families, and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship, and social camaraderie.
- Fostering self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values, and community involvement.
- Serving mankind through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
If you hold the title of Master Mason in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited to join the Shriners.
For more information about becoming a Shriner, Click Here.
Springtime Tallahassee Parade 1969
Credit photos: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory