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For those who are interested in becoming a Shriner, this site will explain to you how to join us in this GREAT and WONDERFUL organization dedicated to helping children who have burns or orthopedic issues that are in need of medical help at little or no cost to the parents.

This is our private web community for Shriners

Our main purpose in Shrinedom is to take care of children who have orthopaedic, burns, cleft lip and palate and spinal cord injuries.

Our Doctors are pioneers in care. Many techniques and treatments that are common in hospitals today were pioneered in our hospitals.

In 1870 a group of Masons gathered frequently for lunch at the Knickerbocker Cottage on Sixth Avenue in New York City. At a special table on the second floor a particularly fun-loving group of men met regularly. Among the regulars were Walter M. Fleming, M.D. and William J. “Billy” Florence, an actor. The group frequently talked about starting a new fraternity for Masons – one centered on fun and fellowship, more than ritual. Fleming and Florence took this idea seriously enough to do something about it.

Billy Florence had been on tour in France, and had been invited to a party given by an Arabian diplomat. The exotic style, flavors and music of the Arabian-themed party inspired him to suggest this as a theme for the new fraternity. Walter Fleming, a devoted fraternity brother, built on Fleming’s ideas and used his knowledge of fraternal ritual to transform the Arabian theme into the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.A.O.N.M.S.).

With the help of the Knickerbocker Cottage regulars, Fleming drafted the ritual, designed the emblem and costumes, formulated a salutation and declared that members would wear the red fez.

The first meeting of Mecca Shriners, the first temple (chapter) established in the United States, was held September 26, 1872.

Contact Information:

Korein Shrine Temple
5th & Pine
PO Box 640
Rawlins, WY 82301
Korein Shrine Satellite Office
PO Box 2129
Casper, WY 82602
Phone 307-333-6611
1501 W. 39th St.
Casper, WY 82604

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Korein Temple Webmaster:

Jeff D. Simmons