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Again, I am not a Shriner, but my father is (the only reason for me not to be right now is simply $$$). Anyhow, this past Friday, I participated in the Potentate's Golf Outing, sponsored by Jaffa Shrine, Altoona, PA. This is the Shrine my father is affiliated with. It is about a 2 hour drive one-way to go there, and my father makes the trip about 4-5 times a month. As it was stated, there are a multitude of "clubs" within the Shrine, each one meets at different times, and in different rooms of the Building. Several times a year they have a "Shrine" activity which all clubs participate in, but most of the year it is isolated to the various clubs. They have the Shrine Circus, and the Golf outing, and a "gun and money party". These activities pay the bills. Then all of the parades that they attend during the summer months is just to make them publicly known. I'm giving all of this background because, my father also belongs to our counties "shrine club" because there is no "Shrine" within our county, and so they don't have to travel the 2 hours to get to the "Shrine", they typically meet once a month at a restaurant for socializing, and conducting a short business meeting. They support the Shrine by doing the fund drives at local businesses for the Shrine Hospital, and plaque drives. So although there are a few activities that you can Volunteer at, there does not seem to be an over abundance of them. Keep at it, and I wish the best for you in your endeavors with the Shrine.