Shriner membership 

Who are the Shriners?
A brotherhood of men...dedicated to fun and fellowship...but with a serious purpose.
Shriners are distinguished by an enjoyment of life and a commitment to philanthropy. They enjoy parades, trips, dances, dinners, sporting events and other social occasions. They support what has been called the "World's Greatest Philanthropy," Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals, operated and maintained by the Shriners. 

In order to become a Shriner, a man must first be a Mason. The fraternity of Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most widely known fraternity in the world. It dates back hundreds of years to the time when stonemasons and other craftsmen gathered in shelter houses or lodges. Over the years, formal Masonic lodges emerged, with members bound together not by trade, but by their own desire to be fraternal brothers.

The basic unit of Masonry is the Blue Lodge, where members earn the first three Masonic Degrees known as the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason.  Only when a man has achieved the status of Master Mason can he petition to become a Noble of the Shrine of North America. Thus, if you hold the title of Master Mason in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited to join the Shriners.

What are the benefits of becoming a Shriner?
  • Membership in a well-known fraternal organization recognized for its social and philanthropic activities.
  • Opportunity to develop lasting friendships with others from all walks of life
  • A variety of social activities available for the entire family and many special-interest groups to meet individual interests
  • The privilege of being part of the "Worlds Greatest Philanthropy," offering Shriners many opportunities to find personal fulfillment and satisfaction through supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children.
How can I become a Shriner?

Call Nile at 425-774-9611 or 206-284-0910, or click below for more information on how to become a Shriner.

Club membership 

How to Apply

As discussed on the left any Master Mason in the Northwest section of the state is eligible to become a Nile Shriner.  Speak with a Shriner (just click Officers) and one will help direct you to a "fast class" to become a Mason, the first step.

Next, you will petition to "cross the burning sands" of initiation into the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine "A.A.O.N.M.S.", after which you will be a "Noble"- a Shriner, a member of the world's greatest philanthropy. Then you can become a member of our Shrine Club.

The Kitsap Peninsula Shrine  Club represents the Nile Shrine Center in Kitsap and Northern Mason Counties.  Membership to Kitsap Peninsula Shrine Club is open to any Shriner that  resides in our jurisdiction – including Shriners that are members of any Shrine Center.  We have Shriners who are members as far away as Aloha Shrine Center in Hawaii.  The cost of membership is $10 per year.  Senior members are eligible for a life membership. 

Contact the Secretary or any of the officers if you  want to join the Kitsap Peninsula Shrine Club or contact us via email at the Contacts web page.

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