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Each Shriner is expected to help the fraternity grow by recruiting new members and being as active as possible. Shriners also support the philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children®, by volunteering time at the hospitals, participating in fund raising activities and helping identify children who may benefit from the expert medical care provided by the hospitals.
The fee as of 2014 is a one time initiation fee of $50. and annual dues of $120.
Gifts, bequests, income from the endowment fund, hospital fund-raising events, and the annual assessment paid by every Shriner.
Alongside most Shriners is a supportive woman. While it’s true that women aren’t official members of the Shriners fraternity, they play a very important role in many aspects of our organization. There are also several groups for women that support the fraternity and the philanthropy. These include Daughters of the Nile, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Shrine Guilds of America, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star. Organizations for children and young people include DeMolay International, Job’s Daughters International and the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
The red fez with the black tassel is one of the fraternity’s most distinctive symbols. It derives its name from the place where it was first manufactured, the city of Fez, Morocco. The fez was chosen as part of the Shriners’ Arabic theme, which is also the basis for the color and pageantry of the organization’s events.