How to Join

If you hold the title of Master Mason in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited to join the Shriners.

 

In order to become a Shriner you must ask a current Shriner to support and sponsor your application. This site makes that process easier by pairing you with a virtual mentor who can answer all of your questions, guide you through the petition process and help you get to know members of your local temple.

 

If you are not a Freemason, you must pursue that first. Ask for a virtual mentor on this site who will assist you on that journey. Also see the Roadmap section and click on Freemason for details on that process. Once you are a Master Mason you will then be eligible to petition to become a Shriner. See Roadmap section and click on Shriner for details. Your virtual mentor will assist you with every step along the way.

 

There are many benefits to becoming a Shriner.

 

  • Membership in a well-known fraternal organization recognized for its social and philanthropic activities.
  • Opportunity to develop lasting relationships with like minded men from all over the world
  • Engage in social activities and events that are available for the entire family. Participate in many special interest groups with Shriners that allow like minded men to enjoy a little high-spirited fun. Motorcycles, trap shooting, parades, golf, flying and sports cars are all examples of these types of groups
  • The privilege of supporting the “world’s greatest philanthropy,” Shriners Hospitals for Children®, offers Shriners many opportunities to find personal fulfillment and satisfaction

Become a Mason

 

Freemasons come from all walks of life, but in order to become a Mason you must meet a few simple criteria:

 

  • You must be a male, at least 18 years of age (varies by state)
  • You must profess a belief in a Supreme Being
  • You must be a man of good morals and reputation

 

In order to join you must seek admission by your own free will, and you must be recommended by a current Freemason, unanimously elected to membership and willing to assume an obligation to the fraternity.

 

Joining Local Lodges
To get started simply go to The Next Step and fill out basic information. A virtual mentor will assist you and introduce you to a local lodge.

 

Degrees of Masonry

As you follow the path of Masonry you will have the opportunity to earn three symbolic degrees representing the lessons of Masonry.

 

  • Entered Apprentice – beginner
  • Fellowcraft – intermediate
  • Master Mason – expert

All Shriners are Master Masons, but not all Freemasons go on to become Shriners.