About

About


Shriners are founded on fun and fellowship—we work to live out brotherly love, relief, and truth every day. That is what we are here to give to the surrounding area. Let us be your community resource . 

The Story of Shriners

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth with nearly 200 temples (chapters) in several countries and thousands of clubs around the world. 

Our fraternity is open to men of integrity from all walks of life. Shriners are a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and dedicated to providing care for children and families in need. Our backgrounds and interests are diverse, but we are bound together by our shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build relationships that can last a lifetime.
Children deserve quality medical care and parents deserve comfort and ease when it comes to health issues. That is what Shriners hospitals aim to achieve; piece of mind for you and advanced care for your little one. Take comfort in knowing that our physicians and staff will deliver the compassion and expertise necessary to keep your child healthy. At Shriners Hospitals for Children we are proud to provide all of our services regardless of each families’ ability to pay. There are Shriners Hospital locations throughout the country—all focused on advanced pediatric care. 

The Alhambra Shriners organization is focused on embracing individuals and sharing spaces. We, as Shriners, highlight a worldly investment within the community. From our children’s hospitals to our fundraising platforms and even our event spaces, the Alhambra Shriners are well rounded in service offerings for the Chattanooga community. 
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The History of Alhambra
On September 15th, 1889, Illustrious Imperial Potentate Sam Briggs, the second Imperial Potentate in the history of the Ancient Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, made a trip to Chattanooga at the solicitation of a group of Masonic Leaders interested in the establishment of a Shrine Center in Chattanooga. The Presentation of the petition was made by Major George Cooper Conner, with the support of ten Master Masons prominent in the activities of the fraternity. 
During his stay, the Shrine was organized under dispensation, and the Imperial Potentate appointed Major George Cooper Conner Illustrious Potentate of the new Shrine and directed him to arrange for the appointment of the other officers. At the suggestion of the newly appointed Potentate, the name "ALHAMBRA" was adopted and included in the dispensation , when written. Thus, Alhambra became the fiftieth (50th) Shrine Center in the United States, and the first in Tennessee. The Charter was issued on June 23, 1890 and list the names of the charter members as; George Cooper Conner, Archibald Nevin Sloan, Orien L. Hurlbut, Arthur Gustavus Stivers, J. P. Steffner, John Bailey Nicklin, W. L. Shumate, Charles L. Morrison, Alexander Summers Glover, Thomas E. Stout and Edward G. Willingham.
Alhambra dedicated its current building in 1971.
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