Have you ever wondered who makes up the Shriners? Shriners come from all walks of life – they are plumbers and professionals, salesmen and CEOs, fathers, uncles, and sons. And they are also brothers. I am contacting you today on behalf of Shriners International to encourage you, your friends and readers to learn more about becoming a Shriner.
The Shriners are a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth and providing care for children and families in need. While their backgrounds and interests may be diverse, Shriners are bound together through shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build bonds that last a lifetime. The Shriners fraternity believes in:
- Providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members and their families and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie
- 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®
Powerful networks of mentors help you grow as a man, a father and a husband. And you will develop relationships that will benefit your life, with the chance to pass the lessons of leadership along to the next generation. Today there are approximately 350,000 Shriners belonging to 191 chapters around the world. Not surprisingly, there are well-recognized names from entertainment, sports and politics who proudly call themselves Shriners.