Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. A society established in 1870
Augusta Shrine Club Augusta, Georgia

About Shriners

All Shriners are also Master Masons, dedicated to improving themselves and the communities they live in by living up to the high moral standards they have solemnly sworn to support. Charity is the greatest and most enduring, and Shriners are active supporters of charity as evidenced by the Shriners Hospitals for Children where care is provided at no charge to their parents. These hospitals treat children, and are supported solely by donations that Shriners generate from various projects. 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.

Our History

The Augusta Shrine Club was founded in the late 1930’s with nine members. Dr. Earl Meyers was the first President. In 1946, while Police Chief of Augusta, George R Folds was President of then over 19 members. The Club purchased a building at 610 Green Street. In 1949 the membership had reached 265, the building now too small, was sold for $16000.00 In 1950 the members purchased a lot on Phinizy Road, the present site of the club. The deed included fishing rights in the old Phinizy Pond for $11,000.00. With the remaining $5,000.00, and help from many Nobles and friends, some of which were non-Masonic, under the leadership of Noble B.E. Mills, started the building. The concrete footing, and steel beams in the ceilings, capable of providing for a four story building, shows the determination of this young Club.
In 1954 the Club was incorporated. During the past 50+ years, improvements have been successfully completed, having one of the largest dance floors in the C.S.R.A. , separate meetings rooms, fully furnished kitchen, carpeted lounge, bar, and bar- b-que house, all with a paved and lighted parking area. Under the great leadership of many officers and the dedicated membership, the Club has come a long way toward the enviable reputation for an organization of this nature. Men of prominence, matchless character and high integrity have sought to become members because of the true bonds of loyal friendship and deep sincerity in helping the children. Our Club is most proud of our hospital committee, presently under the leadership of Past President Butch Murdock. The hospital committee raises most all their own money to transport the children and their family members to and from the hopitals. In addition to the many fine committees, the Club has four units. The Clown Unit founded about the time the Club was incorporated, the Go Cart Unit founded in 1966, the Golf Unit founded in 1977, the Mobile Unit founded in 1980. Each unit having its own Ladies Auxiliary, along with our very hard working club Ladies auxiliary, who have contributed most all furnishings in the club. We have regular business meetings at 8:00 PM the second Wednesday of each month with a fine meal by the Ladies Auxiliary, along with many activities, dances and other entertainment which is alsways provided for our members. Our first and foremost goal is to raise money for our Hospital, Hospital Transportation Fund, Temple, and Club. With the motivating force of our membership which is presently over 200 hard working Shriners, we will continue to support our Hospital, Temple and Club by participating in all activities and move Shrinedom in the C.S.R.A. forward.
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