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