About Naja shriners
The Naja Shrine was chartered in Deadwood in 1893, and our jurisdiction stretches across the western half of South Dakota. Naja Shrine consists of three Shrine Clubs that meet locally to foster fun, fellowship, and philanthropy in the community.
- Black Hills Shrine Club
- Four Rivers Shrine Club
- Deadmans Hand Taproom #21
Each Shrine club operates under the direction of the Naja Shrine Potentate and his Divan. Shrine Clubs host social events and fundraisers throughout the year, in addition to attending Naja Temple functions and events. All Naja Shriners are also invited to participate in uniformed Shrine Units, or smaller groups within the Temple organized for specific purposes – from clown units and motor patrols to classic car units, we offer opportunities for all members to become more involved.
As part of Shriners International, Naja Shriners are committed to supporting the greatest philanthropy in the world, Shriners Childrens’. Many of our activities and events throughout the year directly support the Shriners Hospitals, and we currently work with approximately 700 active patients in western South Dakota who receive services through our hospital network.
Be a Shriner Now
There is much more to Shrine membership than parades and circuses. We are a vast organization offering an opportunity to make new friends, enjoy the fellowship of our members, be active in the community, and support the life-saving philanthropic work of the Shriners Childrens’.
All Shriners are Masons. To be eligible for membership, a man must hold the title of Master Mason in Freemasonry. Once he has achieved Master Mason status, he may petition to become a Shriner. The cost to join the Shrine is a minimal ($75), and various Shrine Units may require additional membership fees.
Our organization is committed to:
- Being the premier fraternal organization for men of good character.
- Providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship, and social camaraderie.
- Fostering self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement.
- Serving mankind through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Childrens’.
Above all, we are a fraternal organization of men committed to family, fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth.