Why become a Shriner?

Three good reasons: Fun, Fellowship and Philanthropy. The Shriners are an organization that grew out of the Freemasons over a century ago by men who wanted to take a their fraternity to a new and different level.  By stressing fun and fellowship more than ritual, they hoped to create something special.  They did, and over time they adopted Shriners Hospitals for Children as their official philantrophy and now operated a network of 22 hospitals.  They specialize in helping kids with special needs oriented around cleft lip an palate, burns and orthopaedic problems.

By joining you can be a part of something that has helped thousands of kids the years, and have fun doing it! Along with helping others and each other, Shriners value a good time. The friendships built will always be with you, as will the knowledge of what you’ve accomplished by being a Shriner. Just go to any Shriner parade and you’ll see the good time had by the Shriners and those who attend.

Parades aren’t the only thing Shriners do together, though. Each Temple has various groups and units within it, and there is something for everyone! There are even groups for the wives and daughters of Shriners. There is always something there to help you grow as a person and help the community around you.

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Membership Requirements

You must be a Master Mason before you can become a Shriner.  After attaining this, many Masons opt to become Shriners. To join, you need only ask any Shriner for help.  Then an interview will be set up so the process can begin, which includes forms like those below. If you are having trouble finding the lodges or temples, websites such as this can help (click here to contact the Zenobia Shrine) , or attendance of an event like a parade or Circus will get you in touch with the Shriners.

Petition for the Grand Lodge of Ohio



Shrine Membership Petition