More than 3,500 Nobles subscribed over $250,000 to supplement the cash resources of the Shriner Center. When the building was dedicated, it had been entirely paid for!
We have a rich heritage to preserve. Shrinedom traces its beginnings back to the 1870s when the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine was formed as a fraternity of Masons in which fun and fellowship are dominant. Many noted men have been affiliated with our fraternity. Just a sampling includes President Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Gerald R. Ford, Barry Goldwater, Alexander Wiley, Melvin B. Laird, Lee Dreyfus, John J. Pershing, Douglas MacArthur, James Doolittle, Eddie Rickenbacker, Norman Vincent Peale, Irving Berlin, Paul Whiteman, Vincent Lopez, Cecil B. DeMille, Harold Lloyd, Red Skeleton, John Wayne, the Ringling Brothers, Jack Dempsey, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, and Eddie Mathews.