Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Frequently asked questions
How to become a Shriner
What is a Shriner and what do they believe?
Shriners International describes itself as a fraternity based on fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth. They are also Famous and have Fun with a Good Purpose - Shriners Hospitals For Children.
Masons and Shriners
Having fun and helping children in need is the hallmark of the Shriners fraternity. Shriners’ ladies have the opportunity to also enjoy the same camaraderie and purpose through several independent organizations that women who are related to a Shriner are eligible to join. They inlcude Daughters of the Nile (DON), The Ladies’ Oriental Shrine of North America (LOSNA) and The Shrine Guilds of America. All three of these organizations support Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
What is a Freemason and How To Join
Be a Law abiding person
Have a belief in a Supreme Being
Have made his decision to join Freemasonry by his own free will and not for any personal gain or reasons of idle curiosity.
What is the Editorial without words?
What is the Divan members?
The Divan is usually a "progressive" line, which means that one new person is appointed or elected to the line each year, the other members of the Divan move "up" one position, and the top man retires from the line and becomes a Past Potentate.
What was the 1st Shrine center?
The first Shrine Center established was Mecca Shriners, at the New York City Masonic Hall on September 26, 1872.
Who was the 1st Shriner?
Walter M. Fleming was the first Potentate. In 1875, there were only 43 Shriners in the organization.
What was the 1st hospital?
The first Shriners Hospital in the system opened in 1922 in Shreveport, Louisiana. It provides pediatric orthopaedic care and cleft lip and palate.
What is an Imperial potentate and what does He do?
The chief executive officer for the Shrine of North America is the Imperial Potentate, who is elected for one year. He visits many of the Shrine Temples and hospitals and generally supervises both fraternal and hospital policy.
How many Shriners Hospitals are there?
How can I recommend a patient to the Shriners Hospitals?
First you need to make an appointment in one of the 22 hospitals locations. Simply call the appropriate intake number to request an appointment. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need. If an intake representative is not immediately available, please leave your name and contact information and an intake representative will contact you within two business days.
What are the child's age requirements for the Shriner's Hospitals?
Children up to age 18 are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children if there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available. Acceptance is based solely on a child's medical needs.
What does the Shrine emblem Scimitar mean or represent?
What is the Shriners Creed?
Who are the original founders of the Shriners?
What services does the Shriner's hospitals Offer?
Spinal Cord Injury
Craniofacial and Cleft Lip/Palate
Sports Injury and Fractures
Orthotics and Prosthetics
Rehabilitation and Therapy
Are there famous Shriners and Masons?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dec. at 63 (1882-1945) from Hyde Park, New York, United States of America
Age 89 from Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America
Age Died at 59 (1901-1960) from Cadiz, Ohio, USA
Dec. at 72 (1907-1979) from Winterset, Iowa, United States of America
Dec. at 88 (1884-1972) from Lamar, Missouri, United States of America
Age Died at 52 (1874-1926) from Eurasia, Hungary, Central Hungary, Budapest
Dec. at 64 (1878-1942) from Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Dec. at 95 (1917-2012) from USA, Connecticut, Hamden
Dec. at 93 (1913-2006) from Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Dec. at 41 (1926-1967) from Mitchell, Indiana, United States of America
Dec. at 58 (1865-1923) from Ohio, Morrow County, United States, with Territories, Blooming Grove
Dec. at 85 (1908-1993) from Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Dec. at 77 (1927-2004) from Shawnee, Oklahoma
Age 82 from Texas, USA, Brownsville
Dec. at 81 (1908-1989) from USA, California, San Francisco
Dec. at 71 (1932-2003) from USA, Arkansas, Kingsland
Dec. at 80 (1904-1984) from Red Bank, New Jersey, United States of America
Dec. at 90 (1916-2006) from Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada
Dec. at 56 (1879-1935) from Oologah, Oklahoma, United States of America
Dec. at 59 (1904-1963) from USA, Mountain View, Arkansas
Age 88 from Weatherford, Oklahoma
Dec. at 91 (1907-1998) from Tioga, Texas, United States of America
Dec. at 78 (1881-1959) from Ashfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
Dec. at 46 (1919-1965) from Montgomery, Alabama
Dec. at 75 (1899-1974) from Washington, D.C., United States of America
Age 80 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Dec. at 84 (1880-1964) from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
Dec. at 68 (1921-1989) from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Age 69 from Los Angeles, USA, Culver City, California
Dec. at 74 (1935-2009) from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Dec. at 95 (1898-1993) from Bowersville, Ohio
Dec. at 78 (1854-1932) from Washington, D.C.
Age 84 from Spartanburg, South Carolina
Dec. at 70 (1932-2002) from Atlantic City, New Jersey
Dec. at 73 (1884-1957) from Minsk, Belarus
Dec. at 83 (1891-1974) from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Dec. at 67 (1911-1978) from Wallace, South Dakota, United States of America
Age 95 from Russell, Kansas, United States of America
Dec. at 65 (1892-1957) from Georgia, USA, Harlem
Dec. at 65 (1875-1940) from Wamego, Kansas
Age 89 from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Dec. at 101 (1888-1989) from Mogilev Region, Belarus
Dec. at 86 (1895-1981) from London, United Kingdom
Dec. at 88 (1895-1983) from Manassa, Colorado, United States of America
Dec. at 84 (1913-1997) from Vincennes, Indiana, United States of America
Dec. at 77 (1895-1972) from Washington, D.C., United States of America
Dec. at 84 (1895-1979) from Neustadt, Ontario, Canada
Age 81 from Montgomery, Alabama
Dec. at 65 (1893-1958) from Commerce, Texas
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961) from Narrows, Georgia, United States of America
Dec. at 37 (1898-1935) from Grand Saline, Texas
Dec. at 87 (1911-1998) from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Dec. at 65 (1860-1925) from Salem, Illinois, USA
Dec. at 78 (1893-1971) from Burchard, Nebraska, United States of America
Dec. at 74 (1865-1939) from Rochester, Minnesota
Dec. at 46 (1925-1971) from Texas, USA, Kingston
Dec. at 60 (1880-1940) from Mix Run, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Dec. at 93 (1898-1991) from Corydon, Kentucky, USA
Dec. at 66 (1934-2000) from Birch Tree, Missouri, United States of America
Dec. at 88 (1860-1948) from Laclede, Missouri
Dec. at 67 (1867-1934) from Chinquapin, North Carolina
Arleigh Burke is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Famous Shriners Members
Dec. at 95 (1901-1996) from Boulder, Colorado
Dec. at 89 (1906-1995) from Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
Dec. at 76 (1903-1979) from USA, Missouri, Humansville
Dec. at 92 (1917-2009) from Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dec. at 70 (1883-1953) from Fort Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington
Dec. at 89 (1903-1992) from Maynardville, Tennessee, United States of America
Dec. at 60 (1873-1933) from Kladno, Czech Republic
Fiorello H. LaGuardia
Dec. at 65 (1882-1947) from Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States of America
Age 80 from Macon, Georgia, United States of America
Dec. at 85 (1905-1990) from Decatur, Texas, United States of America
Dec. at 88 (1893-1981) from Clark, Missouri, United States of America
Dec. at 85 (1921-2006) from Mission, Texas, United States of America
Age 39 from Defiance, Ohio
Age 87 from Sydney, Canada
Dec. at 77 (1890-1967) from Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Ransom E. Olds
Dec. at 86 (1864-1950) from Geneva, Geneva Township, Ohio
Age 87 from Hafford, Canada
Age 86 from USA, Florida, Dover
Dec. at 65 (1922-1987) from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Dec. at 80 (1913-1993) from USA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dec. at 76 (1887-1963) from USA, Indianapolis, Indiana
Dec. at 71 (1901-1972) from Portadown, United Kingdom
Dec. at 70 (1928-1998) from Albury, Australia
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955) from Gilmore, Ohio
Age 91 from Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Dec. at 70 (1888-1958) from Hubbard, Texas
Age 85 from Camas, Washington, United States of America
Dec. at 62 (1936-1998) from Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States of America
Age 77 from Grenada, Mississippi, United States of America
Dec. at 101 (1902-2003) from Edgefield, South Carolina, United States of America
Dec. at 84 (1927-2011) from Henagar, Alabama, United States of America
Dec. at 92 (1911-2003) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Age 84 from Gallatin, Missouri, USA
Dec. at 78 (1878-1956) from Lorain, Ohio
Dec. at 80 (1903-1983) from New York City, USA, New York
Age 88 from Fort Worth, Texas
Dec. at 86 (1909-1995) from USA, Illinois
Dec. at 66 (1932-1998) from Tennessee, Tiptonville, Lake County, United States, with Territories
Age 29 from Englewood, Colorado
Dec. at 88 (1887-1975) from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Age 99 from Santa Ana, California
Dec. at 89 (1912-2001) from Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Dec. at 62 (1903-1965) from Bainbridge, Ohio, United States of America
Dec. at 60 (1912-1972) from Regina, Canada
Dec. at 88 (1915-2003) from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America
Dec. at 57 (1887-1944) from Cove Neck, New York, United States of America
Dec. at 79 (1912-1991) from Deerfield, Michigan, United States of America
Dec. at 84 (1877-1961) from Macon, Georgia, United States of America
Dec. at 64 (1885-1949) from USA, Missouri
Dec. at 82 (1891-1973) from Holgate, Ohio, United States of America
Dec. at 73 (1897-1970) from Keokuk, Iowa, United States of America
Age 54 from Te Kuiti, New Zealand
Dec. at 51 (1891-1942) from Vincennes, Indiana, United States of America
Dec. at 76 (1902-1978) from Texas, USA, Seagoville
Age 68 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Dec. at 78 (1881-1959) from Birmingham, United Kingdom
Age 85 from Meherrin
Age 98 from Bolt, West Virginia, West Virginia, United States of America
Dec. at 74 (1899-1973) from Tveit, Norway
Dec. at 54 (1876-1930) from Ohio
Dec. at 72 (1922-1994) from New York City, USA, New York
Age 81 from Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America
Dec. at 83 (1857-1940) from Brighouse, United Kingdom
Dec. at 77 (1899-1976) from Kentucky
Age 63 from Goldsboro, North Carolina
Dec. at 101 (1871-1972) from Enniskillen, Ontario
Dec. at 74 (1882-1956) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Dec. at 79 (1911-1990) from Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dec. at 48 (1870-1918) from Harvey, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada
Dec. at 79 (1900-1979) from New Brunswick, Canada
Dec. at 89 (1891-1980) from Jefferson City, Tennessee