Becoming A Shriner . . . .  Membership Information
  It Has Its Privileges ~ Building Friendships That Will Last A Lifetime    

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love,

relief for others, and the truth. An organization of men who are dedicated to brotherhood, and the

compassion and service to others. It's obviously, spiritually, more than just a fraternity.

With nearly 200 Temples (chapters) in seven countries, and thousands of clubs around the world.


The Oasis Shriners are very proud members of Shriners International, which is a governing body for all

Shriners throughout the entire world. Shriners International provides the comprehensive and hands-on

leadership that allows each individual Shriner's location to focus on the philanthropy for others,

maintaining the proud traditions, and also the fun in doing so, all while keeping the standards of

Shriners everywhere and making the necessary changes to allow Shriners, and also the Shriners

Hospital for Children® to remain fully operational in helping others in need, in this ever changing world.


To Become A Shriner . . . . All You Have To Do Is Just Ask

In order to become a Shriner you must ask a current Shriner to support and sponsor your application.

This site makes that process easier by pairing you with a virtual mentor who can answer all of your

questions, guide you through the petition process, and help you get to know members and future

friends of your local Shrine Temple. We are by your side every step of the way.




There Are So Many Benefits To Becoming A Shriner


Membership activity in a well-known fraternal organization recognized

forall its social and philanthropic activities.




Opportunity to develop long lasting relationships with like minded men

from all parts of your country, and throughout the entire world




Engage in multiple social activities, dinners, dances, and events that are

available for not only you, but your entire family as well.




Participate in many special interest groups within the Shriners, that allow

like minded men to enjoy a little high-spirited fun. Motorcycles, trap shooting,

parades, golf, flying, and sports cars are all just some of the many examples

of these types of groups


The privilege of supporting the "World’s Greatest Philanthropy,”

Shriners Hospitals for Children®, which offers Shriners many opportunities

to find personal fulfillment and satisfaction



Some Frequently Asked Fun Questions . . . .

What Significance Does The Emblem Play?

Just like the Mercedes-Benz is known for it's 3-pointed star symbol, the Shriners fraternity is known for its

Crescent, or "Jewel of the Order". Carrying on the Near East theme, the emblem is composed of the claws of

a tiger, united in the middle with the head of the sphinx. One the back of the emblem are a pyramid, urn,

and star. Additionally, the emblem bears the motto "Robur et Furor", which means "Strength and Fury".


Just as Mercedes' star represents something - domination of land, sea, and air... So does the Shriners emblem.

The scimitar stands for the backbone of the fraternity - its members. The two claws are for the Shriners fraternity

and its philanthropy, the Shriners Hospital for Children®. The sphinx is representative of the governing body

of the Shriners, while the star hanging beneath the thousands of children helped by the philanthropy every year.  


How Long Does It Take To Become A Freemason?

Becoming a Masonic Freemason varies by every lodge and by every state.

Here in North Carolina, it's a fun and exciting path going through all the stages

of the degrees - Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and finally Master Mason.

The average timeframe is about 6 months, and one of our mentors will be more

than happy to answer any question and help you in every aspect of this path.





What Are The Responsibility Of Becoming A Shriner?

Each Shriner, within their own individual personal and family  allowances, is expected to at their own best attempt . . . (1) Being as active as they can in

support of the entire philanthropy,  ....  (2) Volunteering their time at the Shriner Hospitals for Children® and all the charity gatherings, and finally

(3) Help the fraternity grow by recruiting new members in becoming part of the fellowship and purpose.



What Is The Relationship Between Shriners International and the Shriners Hospital for Children?

 Shriners International is the fraternity that founded the Shriners Hospital for Children® in

1922. Today, Shriners International continues to support the hospitals by raising funds,

assisting patients' families with transportation, volunteering on the hospital boards,

and much, much more. Children from the birth to age 18, receive specialized medical

care at the Shriners Hospital for Children locations.


Why Do Shriners Wear A Fez?

The Red Fez with the Black Tassel is one of the fraternity's most distinctive

symbols that is seen throughout the world. It derives its name from the place

where it was first manufactured -  in the city of Fez, Morocco. The fez was

chosen part of the famous Shriners Arabic theme, which is also the basis

for the color, styles, and the pageantry, of the organization's events.


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Can A Woman Become A Shriner?

 While it's true that women are not members of the Shriners fraternity, they play a very important role in many aspects of the organization. There are also

several independent groups for women that support the fraternity and the philanthropy. These include the Daughters of the Nile, Ladies Oriental Shrine

of North America, Shrine Guilds of North America, and Order of the Eastern Star.  Organizations for children and young people

include DeMolay International, Job's Daughters International, and the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.