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To refer a patient, please contact patientreferrals@shrinenet.org or call 800-237-5055. From Canada call 800-361-7256. Both lines are staffed weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. 
There are many ways to support the philanthropy, including volunteering at a Shriners Hospitals for Children®, transporting patients to the hospital for care or visiting the kids in the hospital. You can also support the hospitals by hosting fundraisers to benefit the philanthropy or by making donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children®. For information about the many giving opportunities available visit www.donate2shc.org or call 800-241-GIFT (4438).
If you hold the Master Mason degree in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited to join the Kena Shrine and Shriners International. If you are not a Feemason already, you must start your journey by first receiving the three degrees known as the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason Degrees in a Masonic Lodge, often known as the Symbolic Lodge, Blue Lodge or Craft Lodge. In Freemasonry, there is no higher degree than that of Master Mason (the Third Degree). In Virginia, Masonry does not solicit members. In this area, no one is asked to join, and a man must seek admission of his own free will — he must ask. In some areas, Masons are permitted to solicit new members. In all cases, a man interested in becoming a Mason, if he has not been asked, or for men who would like to receive additional instruction and explanation regarding the allegory and symbolism learned in the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite or the York Rite bodies elaborate on the basic tenets of Freemasonry, should consult a friend whom he believes to be a Freemason to secure his good counsel and recommendation concerning this important undertaking. 
Becoming a Freemason varies by Lodge and by state. Some states may offer accelerated programs like one day classes. Your mentor will help you learn what is available in your state. A typical time frame is about 6 months from start to Master Mason.
There are over 500,000 spread out around the World. There are over 190 Shrine Temples (chapters) throughout the World. 

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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. 

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The line officers of a Shrine Temple (Chapter) are called the Divan. This is a progressive line, where each line officer moves up a position each year. Elections are held annually. Some positions are elected, while others are appointed by the Potentate. Most positions typically change each year.
The Divan positions are derived from Arabic tradition, and each has it's own set of defined duties and responsibilities.

Potentate - (President or CEO of the organization) - elected
Chief Rabban – elected
Assistant Rabban – elected
High Priest and Prophet – elected
Oriental Guide – elected
Treasurer – elected
Recorder – elected
First Ceremonial Master – appointed
Second Ceremonial Master – appointed
Marshal – appointed
Captain of the Guard – appointed
Outer Guard (one or more) -- appointed

The term Noble refers to an individual member of the Shriners. Nobility refers to all Shriner's.
Shriners International located in Tampa Florida is the main overseeing body of all Shriners. Members refer to it as Imperial Shrine.

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