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Do You Have What It Takes?


In order to become a Shriner, a man must first be a Master Mason. Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most widely known fraternity in the world. It dates back hundreds of years to a time when stonemasons and other craftsmen on building projects gathered in shelter houses, or lodges. Over the years, formal Masonic lodges emerged with members bound together not by trade, but by their desire to be fraternal brothers.

The basic unit of Masonry is the Blue Lodge, where members earn the first three Masonic degrees. The highest degree is Master Mason. Men who wish to become Shriners must first achieve Master Mason status – that means all Shriners are Masons, but not all Masons are Shriners. Find out more about the steps to becoming a Master Mason or Shriner at www.beashrinernow.com/Roadmap/

We have listed our Joining Process below.


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Shriners Legacy Program

Take pride in family and fraternity.
For many men, being a Shriner is a family tradition. The Shriners Legacy program is a way to show your pride in being a Shriner and to share with your own family the special brotherhood that comes from membership.

Honor yourself and your family by sharing your legacy.
The Shriners Legacy Program is open to any male family member who is a Shriner, including Fathers, Sons, Grandfathers, Grandsons, Brothers, Nephews, Uncles and In-Laws.

Display your legacy
Since 1872, nearly three million men have been honored to call themselves Shriners. Become part of the Shriners Legacy program and you and your relative will be eligible to wear a special pin that represents the pride you have in your Shriner heritage. You will also be able to take part in a variety of fun events and activities.

Keep the tradition alive
Shriners International will continue to grow as the tradition is passed from one generation to the next. As a Shriner, you can find out more about the Shriners Legacy program at shrinersvillage.com


The Joining Process

To join the Nile Shrine, you will start with a petition. There are four types of petitions - Initiation, Affiliation, Association and Restoration. Please see the explanations below.

Once you have completed the appropriate petition, it is submitted to the Nile Office. Please see below what needs to be included for each petition.

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If you are new to a Shrine, your information is entered into our database called WebFez as a candidate. The Nobles of Nile Shrine will vote as to whether you will be allowed to join or not. You will be notified on the results of that vote. Typically this takes place at one of the Closed Stated Meetings, but sometimes it requires a Special Meeting, especially during the summer months when Nile is considered "Dark".

Once you have been accepted, you will then need to go through either our Cold Sands Ceremonial or the Hot Sands Ceremonial. Hot Sands is typically held in November and if your petition has been received shortly before this ceremonial, you will skip the Cold Sands. In any case, you will then be considered a Nile Noble and will receive a Fez and a temporary membership card.

Your Nile Membership card and a Certificate will be mailed to you shortly afterward.

If you are not new to a Shrine, your information is entered or updated in our database and your payment will be processed. You will receive your membership card in the mail shortly afterwards. A membership vote is not required.


Choose the correct petition

Petition for Initiation

Use this petition if you are new to any Shrine Center and you are a Third Degree Mason.

You will need:

  • A completed Initiation Petition with two signatures from any Nile Shrine Nobles (If you can't get the two signatures, let us know and we can get someone to sign for you)

  • Proof that you are current with your Blue Lodge (A copy of a current membership card will do)

  • A check made out to Nile Shriners in the amount of:
    $350 if submitting between January - March
    $300 if submitting between April - June
    $250 if submitting between July - September
    $200 if submitting between October - December

Drop these items off directly to the Nile Office or mail to:
Nile Membership
6601 - 244th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

If you have any questions, call the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x213

Petition for Affiliation

Use this petition if you have taken a Demit from Nile or another Shrine and would like to join a Shrine again.

You will need:

  • A completed Affiliation Petition with two signatures from any Nile Shrine Nobles (If you can't get the signatures, let us know and we can get someone to sign for you)

  • Proof that you are current with your Blue Lodge (A copy of a current membership card will do)

  • A check made out to Nile Shriners in the amount of $150 for the current year's dues

Drop these items off directly to the Nile Office or mail to:
Nile Membership
6601 - 244th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

If you have any questions, call the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x213

Petition for Association

Use this petition if you belong to another Shrine Center but would also like to belong to the Nile Shrine.

You will need:

  • A completed Association Petition with two signatures from any Nile Shrine Nobles (If you can't get the signatures, let us know and we can get someone to sign for you)

  • Proof that you are current with your Blue Lodge (A copy of a current membership card will do)

  • A check made out to Nile Shriners in the amount of $115

Drop these items off directly to the Nile Office or mail to:
Nile Membership
6601 - 244th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

If you have any questions, call the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x213

Petition for Restoration

Use this petition if you have been suspended from Nile or any other Shrine Center but would like to join again.

You will need:

  • A completed Restoration Petition with two signatures from any Nile Shrine Nobles (If you can't get the signatures, let us know and we can get someone to sign for you)

  • Proof that you are current with your Blue Lodge (A copy of a current membership card will do)

  • A check made out to Nile Shriners
    Contact the Nile Membership Desk to see how much you will need to pay - 425-774-9611 x213

Drop these items off directly to the Nile Office or mail to:
Nile Membership
6601 - 244th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

If you have any questions, call the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x213


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Nile Shrine Office

6601 - 244th St SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

425-774-9611

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:00-3:00
Friday 8:00-12:00

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6601 - 244th St SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
425-774-9611

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