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Define Your Path

Getting Started

The first step to becoming a Shriner is to become a Master Mason. If you are already a Master Mason, you can immediately apply for membership as a Shriner. We are seeking men of integrity, character and compassion to join us, no matter where you are in your journey.

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Path to Becoming a Mason

To become a Shriner, a man must first become a Master Mason. If you are not yet a Mason, take the first step to becoming a Shriner. You will be working closely with individuals from the lodge as you move forward on the path to becoming a Shriner. Congratulations, you are on your way! Start the process of identifying a Masonic Lodge close to you.

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Path to Becoming a Shriner

If you are a Master Mason in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited to petition for membership as a Shriner. Once you begin the application process, you will be paired with a mentor who can answer all of your questions, guide you through the petition process and help you get to know members of your local chapter.

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More About Joining Shriners

About the Shriners

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth.

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Our Connection with Freemasonry

While not all Masons are Shriners, all Shriners are Masons. Therefore, a man must become a Master Mason before he becomes a Shriner.

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Partner Organizations

Men around the world further their Masonic affiliation through involvement and continued service to appendant body organizations. 

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Join Shriners International

Take the first step in joining our global community of brothers.