Tonight was of the "SALUTE TO Youth Parade" with some 1,200 marchers
as part of the 2009 Hawai'i Invitational International Music Festival.
When the parade ended Pete Larson-Pontentate and Jack Webb with a few
other Shriners came in for drinks and dinner.
A few years back Tiki's Grill & Bar hosted a large fundraiser for the
Aloha Temple Shriners during our Tiki's grand opening week.
The Shriners of North America is an international fraternity of
approximately 500,000 members throughout the United States, Mexico,
Canada and Panama.
The Shrine's official philanthropy is Shriners Hospitals for Children,
a network of 22 hospitals that provide expert, no-cost orthopaedic and
burn care to children under 18. If you know a child Shriners Hospitals
might be able to help, call us toll-free at 1-800-237-5055 (in the
U.S.) or 1-800-361-7256 (in Canada) or in Honolulu, Hawai'i at
The Shrine Fez(with the Scimitar, Sphinx, and Tiger talons) is a badge
of Masonic honor and shows that you are a philanthropist and have
donated several hours (or are about to) to the Shrine Hospitals for
Shriners do a LOT of hard work and do fundraisers constantly.....in
fact, outside of meetings, if you see a Shriner wearing his fez, he's
probably in the middle of a fund raising event or parade.
***Historical note about Moana Surfrider hotel's first guests in 1901
were a group of 114 Shriners hosted by the local Aloha Temple
Shriners. They paid a costly $1.50 per night for the rooms. ***
Big Mahalo for all the good thing the Aloha Shriners have done in
Hawaii! --Michael Miller