Members of Kerak Shrine in Reno , Nevada are part of an International Organization encompassing the USA , Canada , Mexico and the Republic of Panama . There are at this time some 191 Temples with Shrine clubs in Europe and even my home city London . The newest Temple is in Puerto Rico . Current membership totals some 350,000. If you hold the Title Master Mason in Freemasonry, you qualify for membership and are invited.
Shriners are part of the system that operates 22 hospitals, all with one objective: To provide the very best medical care for children under 18 years of age, free of charge to the patient. Our burns hospitals are second to none. Boston , Cincinnati , Galveston and of course Northern California in Sacramento . The level of expertise is so high burned children in northern Nevada and much of California will be flown directly to Sacramento regardless of the geographical point of injury.
Kerak has of course several Shrine Clubs. A Club is the Temple away from home. As far south as Bishop and east to Elko. 4½ hours in each direction. There are also Shrine Units. Crescent Club, Golf Club, Winnemucca Tin Lizzies, Honda Hotshots, The Arabian Band, Stagecraft, Greeters, Klowns, Patrol Provost Marshalls, Karavaners and of course the Wrecking Crew. These are all the guys you see in their chosen regalia enjoying participation in the many parades we attend.
David Thiel, Potentate
New Addition: You can now download the documents that are available form the childrens health screening from our new Health Screenings page.
The Kerak Kourier is available here on the Kourier Newsletter page.
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