Noble John G. Jones established our organization on June 3, 1893. Its incorporation took place on December 12, 1900. The Shrine Organization takes great pride in its Auxiliary, which is comprised of wives, sisters, mothers and daughters of the membership – officially styled, the Imperial Court Daughters, an auxiliary of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S.
The Imperial Potentate, and the Daughters by the Imperial Commandress, heads the Shrine. The men of the organization, Nobles, wear the red Fez; and the women, Daughters, an auxiliary of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S. wear the white Fez. Most importantly, both are community servants.
The Imperial Council of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and Its Jurisdictions, Incorporated and Harram Temple No. 23, Inc. (Prince Hall Shriners) of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and Its Jurisdictions, Incorporated is a benevolent, charitable, educational and fraternal organization of Prince Hall Shriners, dedicated to charitable, civic, economic and educational development programs.
Our worldwide fraternal group has a membership of approximately 25,000 in some 250+ Shrine Temples and over 200+ Courts (The Daughters, an auxiliary of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S.), throughout the Continental United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Japan, Korea, Guam, Thailand, Panama and the Bahamas.
We foster a multitude of national charitable programs: The Prince Hall Shriners Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which is established to provide financial resources to help support the following initiatives: Health Care: A.E.A.O.N.M.S., through its National Diabetes Initiative (NDI), and the American Diabetes Association (ADA); St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; partnership with the NAACP Voter Registration/Education program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mentorship: Minority – male youth who have at-risk or high-risk educational deficiencies will have a forum to improve these deficiencies through the Prince Hall Shriners As Mentors (SAM) program and Education: Low-income, Minority students who achieve academic success in high school will have an opportunity to receive financial assistance to attend college or specialized trade schools through the Prince Hall Shriners’ Student Aid (SA) program.
Pledge of the Nobility
WE PLEDGE OURSELVES, as citizens, to conduct ourselves with due propriety, conforming to our established laws, in cooperation with our nation and its authorized officials.
WE PLEDGE OURSELVES, to maintain exacting high standards in our respective community life, that “DEMOCRACY” may become a living reality.
WE PLEDGE OURSELVES, to the promotion, along with other thoughtful citizens, of modern and practical legislation enacted by any government agency that will redound to the benefit of our “AMERICAN” way of life.
WE PLEDGE OURSELVES, to support duly constituted authority for the elimination of anti-social conditions, wherever found to exist, that we and all other people may enjoy a rich, round and full life.
WE PLEDGE OURSELVES, to morally support and encourage every social agency that has for its purpose the maintenance of the highest ideals of the people of the nation.
WE PLEDGE OURSELVES, to cooperate fully in disseminating “TRUTH”, among the people of the earth, to the end that “DEMOCRACY” shall prevail forever, and the peace of every nation be preserved.