It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by birddawg
Hello all, I did a Google search on Wahibi Shriners and came up what I considered as short.
Can someone explain just what they are in terms of an organization. What do they do, what is the criteria for joining, etc.
Sorry, but I'm confused.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS AND DUES Membership in the Association is limited to all regularly elected and accredited active Treasurers of all Shrine Temples of North America, as vouched for by the Imperial Recorder. In case of the retirement of any Treasurer who is a member of this Association, his membership shall advance to his successor upon proper certification by his Temple. Dues are due and payable at the beginning of each calendar year and cost only $150.00. Treasurers of other Shrine Associations may belong to STANA as an Associate member. The dues are $100.00 per year, and the member is entitled to all rights and privileges, except the right to hold office.
Originally posted by ghostsoldier
reply to post by Nephi1337
I hope you're not suggesting something xenophobic about Islam - which may have been mistakenly suggested by myself. But I'm curious, I understand Masons come in all faiths (as long as it is monotheistic I believe). But yeah, I would be interested to learn more.
@getreadyalready - Whats the "Marzuq" thing about?
The spark that ignited the start of what was later to become Marzuq Shrine Temple was delivered by Lewis B. Brantley, Potentate of Morocco Temple on April 4, 1985 at a Legistlative Masonic Breakfast to Joseph L. Gillespie, President of the Tallahassee Shrine Club. Illustrious Sir Lew said, "There ought to be a Temple here in Tallahassee Joe, and I'm going to discuss it with you right after this meeting".
Shortly after this meeting, work began to organize and start collecting signatures. In selecting a temple name, "Marzuq" was chosen because it's meaning fit Tallahassee perfectly, "a place in the hills". 724 signatures were submitted on the first deadline, April 1, 1986, far short of the required 1,000.