Time to Shrine, Syria! Shriners Awareness Day is June 6

Grab your Fez, Nobles, because it is time to showcase that Shriner Pride on Thursday, June 6th, 2019!

A little background from Shriners International below and a list of 6 simple things that YOU can do to show how proud we are to be Syria Shriners on Shriners Awareness Day:

On June 6, 1876, Shriners International (formerly known as the Imperial Grand Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for the United States of America) was founded. While our Order has seen many changes throughout the years, the depth of our vision and the might of our mission have remained unchanged. Shriners International is more than a fraternity; it is a fraternal organization of men who are dedicated to brotherhood, compassion and service to others.

>>>  Check out the Shriner Primer! >>>

Thanks to our rich history and in celebration of the founding of our Imperial Council 143 years ago, June 6th of each year is forever known as “Shriners International Awareness Day” – a special day of recognition when you are encouraged to proclaim your pride in being a Shriner!

Please work with your temple leaders and your membership team in establishing a plan to share your pride and enthusiasm in being a part of our great fraternity!

  1. Post a photo of yourself on social media wearing your fez, utilizing the following hashtags: #proudshriners #shrinersawarenessday and #iamru
  2. Attend a special event or activity at your temple, club or unit
  3. Discuss the mission and vision of Shriners International & Shriners Hospitals for Children with your friends, family members and coworkers
  4. Proudly display your fez in a place of prominence at work or at home
  5. Wear a hat, shirt, pin or other item with the fraternal logo to help recognize fellow Shriners
  6. Refer a man of good character to our IAMRU new member referral program at beashrinernow.com/referral

This referral program goes hand-in-hand with our awareness campaign, as it is a unique opportunity to educate other men of character within our community of the values and mission supported by Shriners everywhere!

Make this your time to Shrine!

So, on Thursday June 6th it is our time to Shrine, Nobles!

2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest Winners!

From Master Brew Fest Organizer Bryan Llewellyn..

Thank you everyone that came out to the 2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest, it was a great time! Of course it could not happen without the Shriners, and the brewers, you guys really out did yourselves!

Events like this can't happen without lots of help and support so thank you to anyone that took time out of their busy lives to help put this together and volunteer at the event. Ed, Dennis, Dennis, Jason, James, Bob, Bill, and many more.

Also please don't forget to continue your support of the vendors and companies that donated prizes we had at the event.

Penn Brewery, First Sip Brew Box, Vape Galeria, Keggle Brewing, CNC Malting, Painting with a Twist, Vagabond Tacos, Oakmont BBQ, Hop Nation USA, Yetters Candy, Pink Zebra, Monte Cellos, At Home, Shubrew, Arsenal Cider, Giant Eagle, Caliante Pizza, Casey's Pizza, The Big Pour, Brewswag, and if I left anyone please excuse and let me know in a comment below.

Cheers! Stay tuned for details on next year's event in May of 2020!

A big thanks to Hop Nation USA for joining us at the 2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest. Give their Podcast a listen below, it was recorded LIVE at the 2019 NHHBF! Hear from Master Brew Fest organizers Bryan Llewellyn and Dennis Raible, and take in a little of Syria Shriners' history and beer knowledge from Past Potentate and Syria Shriners Recorder Bob Addleman!

North Hills Home Brew Fest 

2019 Winners

  • Grand Prize – Hounds Run Brewing – Bucco Blue
  • Blind Tasting Runner ups:
  • Steel Bridge Brewing Co. – Stout/Porter
  • Squid’ rew – Saison Beta
  • Hop Nation USA – Sippy Black Ice
  • Hilltop Hopery – Pseudo Zen
  • Bruxedo Brewing - This Ain't Your Nana's Peach Cobbler
  • Brewbeque - Gimmick
  • Burning Bridges Fermenteria – Alternate Ending
  • Glenshaw Brewing – Coffee Kolsch
  • Creekside Craft Beers - Volkbier


Get your tickets now! 2020 Syria Shrine Sportsman’s Bash

Outdoorsmen and sportsmen of all kinds, dust off your gun rack and gas up your pickup because our yearly pavilion party is almost here.

The Syria Shrine Sportsman’s Bash returns once again to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion, 1877 Shriners Way Cheswick, PA 15024 this June 20th, 2019 from 12pm-5pm.

FOR TICKETS: Click here or contact Kenneth Stuart (412) 716-3159 - Make Checks payable to: “Syria Shriners”

Guns & Fun

Sponsored by the straight shooters of the Syria Gun Club, this 'Saturday Afternoon Special' is one of the Syria Shriner’s most popular annual fundraising events. There’ll be plenty of fun and guns again this year under the pavilion.

Celebrate with the Shriners

The crowd will be buzzing with excitement as each number is read. Food, Beer and Refreshments are included. Bring your appetites as well!

Ticket Donation Pre-sale: $30.00 / At Gate: $35.00. Doors open at 11:00 A.M. Free parking, beautiful June weather and non-stop excitement!

Incredible Prizes
Over 100 hundred chances to win amazing prizes including cash and firearms. 1 gun will be given away every 10 minutes. Don’t miss the table raffles, gun tables and our many Units, Clubs and Caravans who are sponsoring their own prizes.

The 2020 prizes include: 

  • 12:00 $500 Cash
  • 12:10 Ruger American 6.5 Creedmoor
  • 12:20 Mossberg 500 Combo 12 GA
  • 12:30 Smith & Wesson 442 38 SPL
  • 12:40 Savage B-Mag Fluted Heavy Barrel 17 WSM
  • 12:50 Kimber Micro 380 Two Tone
  • 1:00 $500 Cash
  • 1:10  Ruger AR-556 5.56mm
  • 1:20 Benelli Nova 12 GA
  • 1:30 Marlin 336 30-30 Win
  • 1:40 Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9MM
  • 1:50 Smith & Wesson 637 Stainless 38 SPL
  • 2:00 $500 Cash
  • 2:10 Rock Island Armory 1911 45 ACP
  • 2:20 Remington 870 Express 12 GA
  • 2:30 Winchester XPR 308 Win
  • 2:40 Ruger LCP 380 ACP
  • 2:50 Henry Golden Boy 22 LR
  • 3:00 $500 Cash
  • 3:10 Glock 4X 9MM
  • 3:20 Taurus Judge 45/410
  • 3:30 Century Arms AK47 7.62x39
  • 3:40 Remington Model 700 7mm Mag
  • 3:50 Ruger American 22 WMR
  • 4:00 $500 Cash
  • 4:10 Tri-Star 12 GA O/U
  • 4:20 Savage 110 300 Win Mag w/Scope
  • 4:30 Springfield Hellcat 9MM
  • 4:40 Kel-Tec PMR-30 22 WMR
  • 4:50 Kimber 84M Hunter 280 Ackley
  • 5:00 Grand Prize - $10,000



ALL SOLD TICKETS MUST BE TURNED IN BY 12:00 P.M. JUNE 20, 2020 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN

1 Number Per Ticket - 3,500 Tickets Sold.

Guns Provided By Sportsman Supply Co. 724-287-4294 - Coors Sponsored Event.

All Unsold Tickets Become the Property of Syria Shriners.

Must have Ticket to Enter Sportsman’s Bash – Winners need not be present.

FOR TICKETS CONTACT: Kenneth Stuart (412) 716-3159 - Make Checks payable to: “Syria Shriners”

Prizes void after 30 days. Not responsible for typographical errors. Continuous Raffles all day long include Table Raffles, Gun tables, 50/50, etc.

*All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and are not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

Caring donations made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Erie

toy delivery erie hospital

On February 4, 2019 noble Donald Green and his wife, Debra from Munhall were thrilled to deliver a car full of toys to Becky and her staff at the Shriners Hospital for Children- Erie.

The toys were given by an anonymous donor with the hope of bringing smiles to the faces of the children at the hospital.

donation shriners hospitals february

Al Douglas (left) and Barry Hootman, MD (right), members of the Board of Governors at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Erie, present checks totaling $16,200 to Bob Stevenson (center), Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors.

Shriners’ Caravan 15 and New Castle Lions Deliver Christmas Toys

On December 12, members of Shriners Caravan 15 and New Castle Lions Club delivered 7 large boxes of Christmas toys to the Shriner’s Hospital in Erie.

The Hospital’s Director of Development expressed the Hospital’s appreciation for all the toys and said that the delivery was very timely.

The Hospital held their annual Christmas Party on Monday, December 17 where over 100 children will attend.

Also, that day, three more boxes of toys were delivered to the Family Craft Center for transportation to the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.

These toys were made possible through the efforts of the US Army Reserve Center personnel. Making children happy at Christmas is what it is all about.