Members of Kerak Shrine in Reno, Nevada are part of an International Organization encompassing the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and the Republic of Panama. Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth with nearly 200 temples (chapters) in seven countries and thousands of clubs around the world. Our fraternity is open to men of integrity from all walks of life. Current membership totals some 350,000. If you hold the Title Master Mason in Freemasonry, you qualify for membership and are invited. If you don't we will help you acquire that title and look forward to you joining our brotherhood.
Shriners are part of the system that operates 22 hospitals, all with one objective: To provide the very best medical care for children under 18 years of age, free of charge to the patient. Our burns hospitals are second to none. Boston, Cincinnati, Galveston and of course Northern California in Sacramento. The level of expertise is so high burned children in northern Nevada and much of California will be flown directly to Sacramento regardless of the geographical point of injury.
Kerak has of course several Shrine Clubs. A Club is the Temple away from home. As far south as Bishop and east to Elko. 4½ hours in each direction. There are also Shrine Units. Crescent Club, Golf Club, Winnemucca Tin Lizzies, Honda Hotshots, The Arabian Band, Stagecraft, Greeters, Klowns, Patrol Provost Marshalls, Karavaners and of course the Wrecking Crew. These are all the guys you see in their chosen regalia enjoying participation in the many parades we attend.