Shriners

full name: Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles the Mystic Shrine for North America

J Edgar Hoover - Shriner

J Edgar Hoover – Shriner

Until 2000, members had to be of the Scottish Rite’s 32nd degree or Knights Templar of the York Rite. Now members must only be Master Masons. The Shriners focus on fun, with the motto: Pleasure without intemperance, hospitality without rudeness, and jollity without coarseness.”

The Royal Order of Jesters is a group drawn from Shrine membership, by invitation only.

The Shriners are one of the wealthiest charities in the world.