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Hillah Shriners


Medford, OR

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Hillah Shriners


Medford, OR

 

Our Mission Statement

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

 

Throughout history both the Freemasons and Shriners have had a reputation for secrecy, but our mission is straightforward. Shriners are committed to:

*Being the premier fraternal organization for men of good character.

*Providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camarderie.

*Fostering self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement.

*Serving mankind through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children®       

 
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Upcoming Events


Come on out to one of our many fun-filled events and get to know who we are and what we do first hand.

Upcoming Events


Come on out to one of our many fun-filled events and get to know who we are and what we do first hand.

One Friday a month we hold our Stated Meetings, generally they take place the first Friday of the month but this is subject to change due to other factors.

Tentative list of upcoming Stated Meetings for 2017:

January 20th (Medford)

February 3rd (Medford)

March 3rd (Medford)

April 7th (Medford)

May 5th (Coos Bay)

June 2nd (Klamath Falls)

July-- No Stated Meeting

August -- No Stated Meeting

September 1st (Medford)

October 6th (Medford)

November 3rd (Medford)

December 1st (Medford) 

Tentative Schedule of events for 2017 (note: all are subject to change):

January 21st--Hillah Installation (Medford)

January 28th--Crab Feed (Klamath Falls)

February 16-19th--Winter PNSA (Portland)

February 24-25th--Outreach Clinic (Medford)

March 16th--Donkey Basketball (Medford Fairgrounds)

April 1-2nd--Bus Trip/Potentate's Ball/Hospital Visit

April 8th--Pear Blossom Parade

April 12th--Klamath Falls Player Appreciation Dinner

April 19th--Coos County Player Appreciation Dinner

April 21-23rd--Hillah Ceremonial (Roseburg)

May 10th--Klamath Falls OV

May 17th--Josephine County Player Appreciation Dinner

May 19th--Coos County OV

May 27-28th--Boatnik Parade

June 9-10th--Outreach Clinic (Medford)

July 28-31st--Summer PNSA (Seattle)

August 3-6th--E/W Game (Baker City)

August 25th--Donkey Baseball (Medford Fairgrounds)

September 14-17th--Octoberfest (Al Kader)

Sepetmber 23-30th--Potentate's Trip (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

October 6th--Halloween Party

October 21-22nd--Food Caravan (Wilsonville)

November 3rd--Chief Rabban Night

November 3-4th--Outreach Clinic (Medford)

November 18th--Veteran's Day Parade (Roseburg)

December 1st--Elections

December 15th--Coos County Christmas Party

December 20th--Douglas County Christmas Party

 
 
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Shriners


Who we are, what we do, how to join

Shriners


Who we are, what we do, how to join

 

History of the Shriners

Shriners International is, at its most basic level, a fraternity.

It all started in Manhattan in 1870 when some members of what’s considered the world’s oldest fraternity – Masonry – were hanging out at their favorite tavern. They felt that Masonry, which traces its roots to stonemasons and craftsmen of the Middle Ages, was a tad too focused on ritual. These guys wanted a fraternity that stressed fun and fellowship.

Two of those gentlemen – Walter M Fleming, M.D., and Billy Florence, an actor – took that idea and ran with it. Florence came up with the idea for a Near Eastern-themed party after attending a party thrown by an Arabian diplomat. Fleming added the structure, drafting the fraternity’s name, initiation rites, rituals and rules. Together, Fleming and Florence designed the fraternity’s emblem, devised a salutation and determined that the red fez with the black tassel would be the group’s official headgear.

The first chapter, Mecca Shriners, met in New York City in 1872. As word got out about the fledgling organization, membership grew rapidly, spreading across the U.S. In the early 1900s, membership spread into Canada, Mexico and Panama. Today there are approximately 340,000 Shriners belonging to 193 chapters in the U.S., Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and the Republic of Panama.

 

The Shriner's Creed

Shriners believe in God and that He created man to serve His purposes, among which is service to others in His name.

 

We believe that care for the less fortunate, especially children who suffer from burns and crippling diseases, is our institutional calling.

 

We are patriots, each willing to serve his country with fidelity and courage. We cherish independence under law and freedom with responsibility.

 

We honor family. We respect our parents, wives and children. We should instill in our children the tenets of this creed, and the heritage from which it emanates.

 

As individuals we pledge ourselves to integrity, virtue and nobility of character. Our intentions will be honorable, our relations will be trustworthy and our spirits forgiving of each other.

 

As brothers we offer each other fraternal affection and respect. Together we will support each other in adherence to this creed, so that we and our communities will be the better because of our fraternity and its principles.

 

As Shriners we look beyond ourselves to serve the needs of others, especially children who cannot help themselves. We believe Shriners Hospitals to be the world's greatest philanthropy, and we covenant with each other to support its "temples of mercy" with spirit, time, talent and means.

How To Become A Shriner

If you hold the title of Master Mason in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited to join the Shriners.

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

If you are not a Freemason, you must pursue that first. Once you are a Master Mason you will then be eligible to petition to become a Shriner.

There are many benefits to becoming a Shriner.

  • Membership in a well-known fraternal organization recognized for its social and philanthropic activities.
  • Opportunity to develop lasting relationships with like minded men from all over the world
  • Engage in social activities and events that are available for the entire family. Participate in many special interest groups with Shriners that allow like minded men to enjoy a little high-spirited fun. Motorcycles, trap shooting, parades, golf, flying and sports cars are all examples of these types of groups
  • The privilege of supporting the "world’s greatest philanthropy,” Shriners Hospitals for Children®, offers Shriners many opportunities to find personal fulfillment and satisfaction

 

More information can be found at www.beashrinernow.com