Great Men Wear a Fez
Shriners Hospitals for Children
In 1922 the Shriners founded the first Shriners Hospitals for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since then this unique philanthropy has grown to an extraordinary health system with 22 facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
How to Become a Shriner
Are you looking to learn more about the path to putting on the Fez? Shriners International's "Be A Shriner Now" site will teach you about Shriners and put you on the path to membership.
Shriners Link to Freemasonry
Membership in the Freemasons is a requirement to join Murat Shriners. Click the Square and Compass for more information.
Feb 17, 2020
Bartholomew County Shrine Club
2020 BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY SHRINE CLUB - SWEETHEART DANCE
FEATURING LIVE BAND: "THE FAZE"
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15th
TIME: 7PM - 11PM
TICKETS: $10 PER PERSON AT THE DOOR
LOCATION: SHRINE CLUB BUILDING ~ 8630 S. 150 W. ~ COLUMBUS, IN 47201
Zoom Presentation - Intro to Scottish Drumming
Jul 30, 2020
Highlanders Pipe & Drum Band
Highlanders will hold a ZOOM PRESENTATION
INTRODUCTION TO SCOTTISH DRUMMING by Michael Paige
ALL ARE WELCOME - Message our Unit President for a sign-in link to the Zoom Presentation or leave voicemail 225.450.5190
Weds, July 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time (check-in before 6:55 pm - Late arrivals will not be admitted)
Anyone who wants to know more, whether a Shriner or not, or a Drummer or not, should check this out.
Bob Horner, Pres.
Building Updates Underway
In 1882, the world was changing. The last bare-knuckled championship fight was held. Jesse James was shot in the back. In Indianapolis John Brush decided on another project that would change the face of Indianapolis forever. Brush, who was raised to the sublime degree in New York, pulled five of his Masonic brothers together and traveled to Cincinnati to visit the sixth temple in Shrinedom, Syrian Temple, established February 6, 1877. They wanted a Shrine temple in Indianapolis. At the time there were 450 symbolic lodges in Indiana.
Right from the start, the Indianapolis Shrine was special. While we don't know why the name was chosen, our name was the first to not have Arabic origin. The founders chose the name of the son of an innkeeper in France who left theological studies at the outbreak of the French Revolution. His name was Joachim Murat (Mur-ah) and he became a general serving Napoleon in Italy and Egypt. He was so good he was proclaimed the king of Naples in 1808. In the Nubian Desert, there is also an oasis called Bir Murat the general visited often to refresh his soldiers. Actor Rene Auberjonois, most noted for his shape shifter roles in Star Trek, is General Murat's great-great-great grandson. Murat was executed by a firing squad after a failed attempt to regain control of Naples.