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Shriners International

April 13, 2010 09:00 ET

Shriners International Encourages Men to Join the Shriners

You Can Make a Difference by Becoming a Shriner

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) - Have you ever wondered who makes up the Shriners? Shriners come from all walks of life -- they are plumbers and professionals, salesmen and CEOs, fathers, uncles, and sons. And they are also brothers -- in fact, they are a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth and providing care for children and families in need. How do they provide such care? Shriners support their philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children®, by:

  • Volunteering time at the hospitals
  • Participating in fundraising activities

While their backgrounds and interests may be diverse, Shriners are bound together by shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build bonds that last a lifetime. The fraternity believes in:

  • Providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie
  • Fostering self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement
  • Serving children through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children®

Shriners International's powerful network of mentors helps one to grow as a man, a father and a husband while developing relationships that will benefit his life, career and business goals. Shriners then have the chance to pass the lessons of leadership along to the next generation.

Today there are approximately 350,000 Shriners belonging to 191 chapters around the world. Not surprisingly, there are well-recognized men from entertainment, sports and politics who proudly call themselves Shriners.

By visiting, you will find information on becoming a Shriner, and learn about all the different ways you can benefit from membership in Shriners International. Become a Shriner. You can make a difference.

Shriners International: Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. Visit to learn more about becoming a Shriner.

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