The Shrine has always been made up of the finest type of men in
any community - men whom you are glad to know and work with; men
who travel by preference on the sunny side of the streets and who
play a fair game all the time. They expend every effort in
this work and also their play, but they know when to apply the
brakes. They sow kindness and reap happy friendships.
Shriners are distinguished by an enjoyment of life and a
commitment to philanthropy. They enjoy parades, parties, fellowship, dances, dinners, trips,
cruises, sporting events and other social occasions.
They support the Shriners
Hospitals for Children, a
network of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals operated and
maintained by the Shrine, that has been called the "World's
man ever stood so tall as when he stooped to help a child"