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Membership Requirements

If you hold the Master Mason degree in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited to join the Kena Shrine. A man receives the three degrees known as the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason Degrees in the 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.

Shriners International is a fraternity that grew out of Freemasonry over a century ago. Because of this, the Shrine is dedicated to Masonic principles. The Shrine Fraternity provides Masonic brothers a means to widen the fellowship first enjoyed in the Blue Lodge. It also offers men, their wives and their families an opportunity to meet new friends who have similar interests, tastes and feelings.

A Master Mason does not have to be a member of the Scottish Rite or the York Rite to become a Shriner.

The Kena Shriners Invite You to Join

Shriners International offers membership video's. We hope that after you experience this multimedia presentation, you will consider joining our fraternity of fun, fellowship and philanthropy.

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