Shriners are a part of the Masonic family dating back to the 1870s. The Western Colorado Shrine Club was started in 1927 as a part of the El Jebel Shrine Temple in Denver. Our members are active in Grand Junction, Montrose, Delta, Eagle, and Gunnison.
As Masons, we follow the Masonic principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. As Shriners, we believe in family, ongoing personal growth, and care for children and families in need. We embrace diversity and our members are men from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs.
Masons join Shriners because
they want fun and fellowship but with a serious purpose.
For us, fun comes naturally. We have clowns, vagabonds, scooter patrol, we even had boats at one time and members can always apply to start a new unit. We also have a Shrine Circus, participate in parades and other fun, family-friendly events throughout the year. Members can participate in any or all our units and events.
We also provide travel and accommodations*, so a family member can accompany a child receiving care at Shriners Hospitals for Children. We believe that relieving the financial burden and barriers to these vital treatments allows the child and the family to focus on healing.
*All families are referred to us by the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Since 1922, our purpose has been to support Shriners Hospitals for Children where children receive specialized care for orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, at no cost regardless of race, color, creed, or ability to pay. The 22 hospitals around the world are supported by proceeds from Shrine-sponsored events, a portion of Shrine membership fees, endowments, and charitable donations made directly to the Hospitals. Click to learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children.
To be a Shriner you must be a Master Mason and a member of a Blue Lodge. To learn how to become a Mason please send us a message. Already a Master Mason? Apply to be a Shriner by completing this application or send us a message.
To learn more about the history of Shriners check out Shriners International.