A one hundred year history of
the Afifi Temple, headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. The word Afifi is defined
as "a characteristic of a woman who is virtuous and refrains from anything crude
Afifi Shriners, founded in 1888, was one of the first Shrine Centers to be
established in the Pacific Northwest. On Monday, September 17, 1888, the fraters named in the petition met at the Tacoma Hotel. On the following night Afifi Temple met in the Masonic Hall in Tacoma. Illustrious Sir Gault occupied the Chair as Potentate and presided over the election of Nobles to serve on the Divan. Noble William J. Meade was elected Recorder. Nine Novices were present and received the secret work. The initiation fee was set at thirty-five dollars which included a fez.
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Every year, the
provide care for
kids with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, in a family-centered environment
regardless of the patientsí ability to pay. It's how Shriners Hospitals has been helping kids defy the odds since 1922.
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Our Shrine Center
The Afifi Shrine Center is available for rent.
We have a
prestigious location, with ample free parking only minutes from downtown
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Merwin Special Kids Day
Saturday, July 13, 2013
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Merwin Fish Hatchery
This day of
free activities was created to introduce children with disabilities to the joys
of fishing. Children are provided a rod, reel and tackle; then they are paired
with a volunteer to help them hook the big one.
Games, educational booths, fun activities and a barbecue lunch are offered for
all the participants and their families.
Sponsored by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pacific Power, GoPAW,
and PacifiCorp Energy.
To pre-register your special needs child for a fun day of fishing, please call
the reservation line 800-899-4421 by June 30th. This event is intended for
children with disabilities only. There will be no free fishing for volunteers
and family members. For more information about the event, please call (360)
2013 Truck Raffle
Nobles, the time to start selling auto raffle tickets is
here! This year we have a great looking 1956 Chevy pickup that should have
tickets selling like hot cakes.
If you havenít heard the details about the truck yet it has had a frame-off
restoration done. The power plant is a hopped up 350ci engine with a turbo 400
transmission behind it. The interior has nice bucket seats and power
steering. The bed has new cedar lining and itís all sitting on a set of
sharp chrome rims.
For more information, please contact the Afifi Shrine Office or Damien J Kolb,
1956 Chevy pickup
Afifi Shrine History
The Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine was founded in 1872 by a group of 13 men belonging to the Masonic Order. It was originally established to provide fun and fellowship for its members.
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