Bektash Shriners welcome you to join the World's Greatest Philanthropy.

Shriners support the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

To qualify, you must be 18 years of age, a Master Mason in good standing
and hold a current Blue Lodge dues card.

Initiation fee is $150.00

Membership Information

  • Members belong to Shriners International and are members of the Masonic Order and adhere to the principles of Freemasonry -- Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
  • Freemasonry is the oldest, largest, and most widely known fraternal organization in the world. It dates back hundreds of years to when stonemasons and other craftsmen on building projects gathered in shelter houses or lodges. Through the years these gatherings changed in many ways until formal Masonic lodges emerged, with members bound together not by trade, but by their own wishes to be fraternal brothers.
  • Shriners are distinguished by an enjoyment of life in the interest of philanthropy. The approximately 340,000 member organization has a buoyant philosophy which has been expressed as "Pleasure without intemperance, hospitality without rudeness and jollity without coarseness."
  • Shriners are men who enjoy life. They enjoy parades, trips, circuses, dances, dinners, sporting events and other social occasions together. Furthermore, Shriners support what has become known as the "World's Greatest Philanthropy," Shriners Hospitals for Children.
  • Through fellowship and philanthropy, Shrinedom strengthens the soul and adds inner meaning to daily life. It thus spreads a glow of joy through one's entire family.
  • Men from all walks of life and all levels of income find fun, fellowship and relaxation in their local Shrine Centers and its activities. There are also regional Shrine Clubs in many communities. Family picnics, dances, parties and scheduled trips to near and far are just a few of the activities available.
  • For the Shriner desiring even more activity, there are various Units and Clubs that he can join, such as the Drum Corps, Oriental Bands, High Rollers, Mini-Kars, Legion of Honor and several others. Every effort is made to ensure that a Noble has a variety of activities from which he may choose.
  • There are 194 Shrine Temples, or chapters, located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Panama and Europe. Informal Shrine Clubs are located all around the world.

Membership Requirements

If you are a Master Mason of a Lodge recognized and in amity with the Conference of Grand Masters of North America, you qualify and are invited to join the Shrine. A man receives the three degrees known as the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason Degrees in the Masonic Lodge, often known as the Symbolic Lodge, Blue Lodge or Craft Lodge. In Freemasonry, there is no higher degree than that of Master Mason (the Third Degree).

In many parts of North America, Masonry does not solicit members. In these areas, no one is asked to join, and a man must seek admission of his own free will -- he must ask. In some areas, Masons are permitted to solicit new members. In all cases, a man interested in becoming a Mason, if he has not been asked, should consult a friend whom he believes to be a Freemason to secure his good counsel and recommendation concerning this important undertaking.

If you are not a Mason, and would like more information on becoming a freemason in New Hampshire, please click on the following link:

How to Apply

If you are a Master Mason in good standing, you can petition to become a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. Please click Here for a Petition of Initiation and Membership. For more information please contact Rick Perry, Past Potentate, Membership Chairman at either (H) 603-434-9993, (C) 603-247-0034 or by Email at

Other Resources

  Be A Shriner Now Website.

  Shriner Village Website.

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