Shriners come from all walks of life. We are members of the community who are working or retired, members of the trades, business professionals, business leaders and men who want to just have fun. We are fathers, uncles and sons. We are also brothers. When you become a Shriner, you become part of a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and dedicated to providing care of children and families in need through Shriners Hospitals for Children regardless of their ability to pay.
While our backgrounds and interests may be diverse, what binds us together are shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build relationships that can last a life time. Is it time for you to learn more about Shriners International? Visit www.beashrinernow.com and find out. You can also go to our Join Nile page for what it will take to join.
Nile Potentate's Message
Larry J. Gillespie
It is with gratitude and appreciation that I say ‘THANK YOU’ to all the Nobles, Clubs and Units for your contributions towards replacing the roof for Nile Temple.
The work is scheduled to start the beginning of September. We had anticipated starting earlier, but due to previous commitments by catering we had to postpone the start date.
With the possibility of the State opening up from Covid closures, we are planning for the next big event which is the Haunted House in October.
The Golf Course has been allowed to continue to operate and at a greater capacity than it has in a long time. As many of you know, getting a tee time is becoming harder every day. Also, Northwest Signature Events & Catering is starting to book events, and the 19th Bar & Grill is open and getting busier.
I am really looking forward to the opening up of the activities of Nile and the clubs and units where we will be able to enjoy visiting with all of you. We’ve had to cancel many events and hopefully, we will soon be able to reschedule not only the monthly meetings but some of the parades and social events.
I look forward to seeing all of you soon.
Become a Freemason
At the recent Conference of Grand Masters in Louisville, Kentucky, Imperial Potentate Jeff Sowder, along with Scottish Rite Sovereign Grand Commanders David A. Glattly, 33° (Northern Masonic Jurisdiction), and James D. Cole, 33° (Southern Jurisdiction), announced a formal partnership on the Path Forward for Freemasonry.
As part of that initiative, the three leaders announced BeaFreemason.org, which features a wealth of information including an explanation of Masonic terms, lodge life, symbolism, degrees and family organizations. Launched in mid-February, this first-of-its-kind site introduces Freemasonry to men who are looking to "become the best version" of themselves. The site has a "Get in Touch" button, so prospects (in North America) can fill out a short form that will put them in touch with a Masonic leader in their local area. We hope you share this helpful site with men that you know who are committed to lives of honor, integrity and character.
For more information, go to: beafreemason.org