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Oasis Shriners - Having Fun & Helping Children

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief for others, and the truth. An organization of men who are dedicated to brotherhood, and the compassion and service to others. It's obviously, spiritually, more than just a fraternity - with nearly 200 Temples (chapters) in seven countries, and thousands of clubs around the world.

Oasis Shriners are very proud members of Shriners International, which is a governing body for all Shriners throughout the entire world. Shriners International provides the comprehensive and hands-on leadership that allows each individual Shriner's location to focus on the philanthropy for others, maintaining the proud traditions, and also the fun in doing so, all while keeping the standards of Shriners everywhere and making the necessary changes to allow Shriners, and also the Shriners Hospital for ChildrenĀ® to remain fully operational in helping others in need, in this ever changing world.

In the beginning...

Oasis Shriners trace their history back to 1894, when Walter Scott "Daddy" Liddell and eight Knights Templer of the Charlotte Commandery No.2 petitioned Acca Temple in Richmond, Va., to organize a Shrine Temple in North Carolina, actually the first in the Carolinas, North and South. Those joining with Liddell were Belk department store founder William Henry Belk, Dr. J.F. Robertson, B. Swift Davis, John Farrier, C.L. Hopkins, W.B. Summersett, D.E. Allen, and George Merideth. The Charter was granted on Oct. 10, 1894, by Imperial Potentate William B. Melish of Cincinnati.

Liddell, a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Knight Templer, and past Master of his lodge, Phalanx No.31 in Charlotte, served as Potentate of Oasis for four years and was Grand Master of Masons in 1904 and 1905. He was the Oasis Imperial representative and had Emeritus statusuntil his death in 1940. In addition to Illustrious Sir Walter, the original Divan of the newly-formed temple were:
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Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief.

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OASIS SHRINERS
604 Doug Mayes Place
Charlotte NC 28262
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