Tebala Shrine, which is one of the 195 affiliate member Shrine centers of the International Shrine Fraternity, has been in the greater Rockford area since 1894. While Shriners are generally recognized for their colorful Parade units and red Fezzes, there is a much less known but far more important side to this fraternity. Shriners are a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and dedicated to providing care for children and families in need. Their backgrounds are diverse, but they are bound together by shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build relationships that last a lifetime. Membership in the Shrine now extends to seven countries in North America, Germany, and the Philippines. When having fun in their respective communities Shriners always keep in mind their goal of providing care for Children.
Tebala Shrine holds several fund-raising activities each year to continue to support the local Shrine Center. Some of the best known are its Vidalia onion sales in April and a Sportsman’s Raffle in November. They also hold many other events and dinners throughout the year, and most are open to the public.
Shrine Units and Clubs can be seen throughout the area participating in local parades in their signature red Fez and colorful costumes riding and marching for the enjoyment of all.
Tebala Shrine Center has become one of the premier conference and reception facilities in the Rockford area. Its modern design, flexible layout, and updated technology lends well to a great number of organizations and individuals looking for that “special place” to rent for an event.
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Clubs and Units:
- Loves Park Shrine Club
- Ogle County Shrine Club
- Dekalb County Shrine Club
- Directors Staff
- Air Squadron
- Motor Patrol
- Tiny T's