Omar Shriners 2017
Potentate, Richard “Dicky” Mitchum
WHAT’S A SHRINER?
A Shriner is a man who professes a faith in God. As a man of faith he uses the tools of moral and Ethical truths to serve mankind.
A Shriner binds himself to like-minded men in a Brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethical, social, cultural, and educational differences.
In fellowship, with his brothers, a Shriner finds ways in which to serve his God, his family, his fellow man, and his country.
A Shriner is dedicated. He recognizes his responsibility for justice, truth, charity, enlightenment, freedom and liberty, honesty and integrity in all aspects of human endeavor.
A Shriner is such a man!!
MISSION OF SHRINERS INTERNATIONAL
Be the premier fraternal organization for men of good character. Provide attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie. Foster self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement. Serve mankind through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
WHO ARE THE OMAR SHRINERS?
OMAR SHRINE TEMPLE is a non-profit organization with jurisdiction over the 22 easternmost counties of South Carolina. OMAR SHRINE TEMPLE is located at 176 Patriots Point Road in Mt. Pleasant, SC, and is a member of the South Atlantic Shrine Association. With over 3,400 members, Omar belongs to the international fraternity, known as SHRINERS INTERNATIONAL, with approximately 325,000 members.
The official philanthopic purpose of the Shriners fraternity is to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children, which consist of a network of 22 hospitals offering state of the art care to children under the age of 18 for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate needs regardless of the patient or patient’s family’s ability to pay for services.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies on the generousity of donors. All donations to the hospitals are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The 2017 Potentate, or President, of Omar Shrine Temple, is Illustrious Sir Richard “Dicky” Mitchum.