Shriners Believe In...
- Giving Back
In many cases, being a Shriner is a family tradition. Although Shriners International is a brotherhood, it has a family component. Many of the fraternity's activities are designed to involve family members, promoting our shared values and helping develop the next generation of community and business leaders.
A variety of affiliated groups for both women and children emphasizing personal growth, fun and friendship participate with Shriners.
Shriners come from all walks of life. We are plumbers and professionals, salesmen and CEO's. We are fathers, uncles and sons. We are also brothers.
When you become a Shriner, you become part of a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth and providing care for children and families in need. While our backgrounds and interests may be diverse, what binds us together are shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build bonds that last a lifetime.
In 1922, the Shriners dedicated themselves to providing expert medical care for children regardless of the patients' ability to pay.
Today, that philanthropic effort supports 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children across North America that provide specialized medical care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. Many Shriners Hospitals for Children are also premier medical research centers and are affiliated with top academic medical institutions in North America.
You may be surprised to know that Shriners count among their ranks presidents, senators, local business leaders, professional golfers, country music starts, astronauts and actors. But, we think it's just as important to be a laser in your personal life, to be a role model, to be a sounding board and to simply be a friend.
As a Shriner, you will become part of a powerful network of mentors who can help you grow as a man, a father and a husband. You will develop relationships that benefit your business and help you reach your career goals. And you will find that you've become a mentor yourself, passing the lessons of leadership along to the next generation.
Throughout Shriners' history, we have sought out men of integrity, character and strength.
We bring into the organzation men who share our values and will help enhance the mission of Shriners International.
You will be surrounded by a network of like-minded men of great virtue. You will thrive and aspire to do great things.
Becoming a Shriner is easier than you think. The rewards will be far more than you expect.