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Shrinedom: dead or alive?

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Topic: Shrinedom: dead or alive?
Posted By: NewNoble
Subject: Shrinedom: dead or alive?
Date Posted: June/25/2014 at 9:00pm
So gentlemen,

I have been reading online articles dating back years about the imminent decline of the Craft, appendent  bodies, and the Shrine. A multitude of programs have been put in place to increase numbers, or at least hold steady. Memberships continues to decline. Buildings are sold. Temples consolidate.

So, is it no longer a matter of "if" but "when" we cease to exist?



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Posted By: NewNoble
Date Posted: June/25/2014 at 9:11pm
https://wfmu.org/LCD/21/shriner.html



Posted By: GAmastermason
Date Posted: July/01/2014 at 10:26pm
Well I can't speak for all the Shrine temples in Georgia. We have 5 of them. But, I joined the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta in a joint class where a candidate could become both a Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner in 2 days. I was already a Scottish Rite Mason, but we had 80 new Scottish Rite Masons and I believe it was 57 new Shriners. Since November our Shrine has created I believe 100 new nobles and going strong. 

Hopefully, the tide is turning. 


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Past Master
Past High Priest
Past Illustrious Master
Past Eminent Commander
Past Worthy Patron OES
Yaarab Shriner
Tall Cedars of Lebanon
KYCH


Posted By: Cookslc
Date Posted: July/07/2014 at 9:42am
We are granting a dispensation for a new Shrine Temple in Brazil as I wrote this.


Posted By: Anthony660
Date Posted: July/08/2014 at 11:09am
Al Malaikah in Los Angeles is making a big push to have Ambasadors in all lodges it covers.
It seems to be working as each ceremonial class has grown. IMO Shrinedom is Alive and Well.


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PM Alhambra #322 F&AM
West Covina #446 F&AM
Pasadena Valley AASR
Al Malaikah Shrine AAONMS
Cinema Grotto, MOVPER
GC Aben Zoar, Order of Alhambra


Posted By: cemab4y
Date Posted: July/08/2014 at 2:06pm
I joined the Shrine in 1988. There were about 990,000 nobles then. Now there are about 400,000. I would love for the Shrine to come roaring back. Men just don't join clubs anymore. Sad. 

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Charles E. Martin

Alexandria, VA

Bowling Green Lodge 73, Bowling Green KY (GL of KY, F&AM)

Alexandria VA Scottish Rite Bodies (AASR, Southern Jurisdiction, USA)


Posted By: AaronSawyer
Date Posted: October/07/2014 at 2:00pm
Originally posted by cemab4y cemab4y wrote:

I joined the Shrine in 1988. There were about 990,000 nobles then. Now there are about 400,000. I would love for the Shrine to come roaring back. Men just don't join clubs anymore. Sad. 
 
That seems to be true.  Though I rather think that even if the numbers are reduced the quality hasn't been affected. 



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