Alongside most Shriners is a supportive woman. While it’s true that women aren’t official members of the Shrine fraternity, they play a very important role in many aspects of our organization.
There are also several groups for women that support the fraternity and the philanthropy. These include Daughters of the Nile, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Shrine Guilds of America, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star.
Organizations for children and young people include DeMolay International, Job’s Daughters International and the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
Many Ladies of Abdallah Shriners belong to the local Daughters of the Nile subordinate temple, El Maat No.120 which meets in Overland Park. For more information on Daughters of the Nile, please click on the link below.
Daughters of the Nile is an international fraternal organization for women 18 years or older, who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, or Daughter of the Nile, or is a majority member in Good Standing of a Masonic-related organization for girls; or who was a patient, with or without Shrine or Masonic relationship, at a Shriners Hospital for Children®. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1913, Daughters of the Nile members total 25,000 in 136 cities throughout the United States and Canada. The members are proud of their long association with Shriners International and their continuing support of Shriners Hospitals for Children®.