Shriners believe in God and that He created man to serve His purpose, among which is service to others in His name.
We believe that care for the less fortunate, especially children who suffers burns and crippling diseases, is our institutional calling.
We are patriots, willing to serve our country with fidelity and courage. We cherish independence under law and freedom with responsibility.
We honor family. We respect our parents, wives and children. We should instill in our children the tenets of this creed, and the heritage from which it emanates.
As individuals we pledge ourselves to integrity, virtue and nobility of character. Our intentions will be honorable, our relations will be trustworthy and our spirits forgiving of each other.
As brothers, we offer each other fraternal affection and respect. Together we will support each other in adherence to this creed, so that we and our communities will be better because of our fraternity and its principles.
As Shriners we look beyond ourselves to serve the needs of others, especilally children who cannot help themselves. We believe Shriners Hospital to be the world's greatest philanthropy, and we covenant with each other to support its "temples of mercy" with spirit, time, talent and means.
If you are a Master Mason and a member in good standings of a Lodge recognized and in amity with the Conference of Grand Masters of North America, you can petition to become a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. A petition can be obtained from any Master Mason or Shriner or contacting the Ashe Shrine Club.
Every Shriner is a Mason - but not every Mason is a Shriner
Shriners belong to a brotherhood of men.....dedicated to fun and fellowship.....but with a serious purpose - that of supporting what has become known as the "World's Greatest Philanthropy," the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children composed of 18 orthopedic hospitals, three burn hospitals, and one hospital that provides orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury care. Since the first hospital opened in 1922, these hospitals have cured or substantially helped more than 600,000 children - all at no cost to the parent or child.
Shriners are members of the Masonic Fraternity and adhere to the principles of Freemasonry - a belief in a Supreme Being, of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
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Where is the Ashe Club
Mt Jefferson is a mountain located in Ashe County, North Carolina. The mountain has an elevation of 4,665 feet above sea level, and it impressively rises more than 1,600 feet above the towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson. On a clear day the summit affords sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, the towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson, and the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
Our club can be found near the base of the Mountain on the edge of Jefferson. We are tucked away just off of highway 88 one tenth of a mile on the left of Morphew Lane.