The Tangier Shrine is spearheading an effort to create specialty license plates to showcase the Shriner mission. You do not need to be a Shriner to support this license plate project.
A minimum of 250 PREPAID applications from individuals for the purchase of the Shriners plate must be received to create the plate.
To learn more about this project, click here.
The Tangier Shrine Center will host its 39th annual Spaghetti Feed fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Attendees can dine in at the center, located at 2823 S. 84 St., or pick up a meal to go using the drive-through option on the east side of the building.
Dinners include spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad, bread and butter, coffee and water. A cash bar featuring beer, wine, pop, and mixed drinks is also available. More than 2,500 hand-filled cannolis (chocolate, vanilla, and lemon) will also be available for purchase.
“More than 2,000 people each year take advantage of the convenience of drive-through pickups,” says Shriner Frank Kroupa. “You can get a take-out dinner without having to leave your car.”
Advance tickets are available for $10 each at the Tangier Shrine Center from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 16. Tickets at the door are $12 per person.
The fundraiser is open to the public. Proceeds are for the benefit of Tangier Shrine activities. The event is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers each year. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.
Questions? Call 402-392-0404.
The Tangier Shrine Center will host its 38th annual Spaghetti Feed fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Attendees can dine in at the center, located at 2823 S. 84 St., or pick up a meal to go using the drive-through option on the east side of the building.
Advance tickets are available for $8 each at the Tangier Shrine Center from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 17 or online at TangierShrineCenter.com. Tickets at the door are $10 per person.
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief. Shriners provide attractive, quality programs and services for members, their families and their friends. Shriners are also known for their philanthropy, supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children® across the U.S., with 22 facilities focusing on pediatric orthopaedic care, burn care, spinal care injuries, and cleft lip and palate care. The spaghetti feed provides funds for the operation of the Tangier Shrine Center, not for the hospitals directly.
Thank you, heroes!
We couldn’t ensure hospital patients have another chance at life without you! Your donation will potentially help save the lives of three people you may never meet. The patients we serve, and their friends and family thank you.
Your blood drives made a HUGE difference:
Your blood drives on June 30th and July 2nd registered 65 donors and collected 63 pints of blood. This means last weeks blood drives will potentially save 189 lives over the coming week!
One of our Shrine patients and his family joined us for dinner at our March stated meeting and talked to us about their Shrine Hospital experiences.
From left: Easton, Ben, Sophie and Paxton (patient). Mom and Dad are Samantha and Brian, and joining them are Illustrious Sir Steve Elliott and Lady Cheryl.
Grant Ticknor's right femur was shattered in a car crash early this spring, and it hasn’t healed properly since the initial injury, leaving him unable to bear weight. He has been unable to take part in typical activities such as mowing and driving.
A friend and fellow Shriner, Bob Duff, helped out by mowing his lawn every week. Then Duff presented Ticknor with a radio-controlled lawn mower so he could get back to tackling his own yardwork.
“Being Shriners, we’re there to help kids and to help one another," Duff said.
Click here to read more on Omaha.com.
Recruitment and retention are the keys to a strong fraternity. The Shriners International Membership Award Program recognizes temples and temple leaders who experience a net gain or improvement in regular membership during the calendar year. After all the counting was done, Shriners International finished the 2019 calendar year with 29 Hall of Fame Gold Award temples, 44 Silver Award temples, and 36 Bronze Award temples.
Tangier is proud to announce that it received the Bronze Award for membership in 2019.
See the full list of award winners here.
Tangier Shriner Center may be closed for regular events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Shriners are still making a difference in the community.
Tangier hosted a Red Cross blood drive on Friday, April 10, with a goal of collecting 25 pints of blood. Donors went above and beyond, as 30 pints of blood were collected, potentially saving 90 lives.
Tangier has another Red Cross blood drive event planned for Friday, April 24. Make an appointment here. Learn more about the Nebraska Masonic Blood Drive Challenge here.
Fifty years ago this June, photographer Randy Dieter snapped the image of Shriner Al Hortman carrying young Shriners Hospitals' patient Bobbi Jo Wright, which went on to become our iconic Editorial Without Words. It inspired our Shriners Hospitals for Children logo, and statues based on the image (sometimes referred to as the Silent Messenger) stand outside temples and Shriners Hospitals for Children locations.
A Special Invitation for You
A special celebration of this anniversary is planned for the 2020 Imperial Session in Kansas City, Missouri. Be a part of it by sending in your pictures of the statue and/or your thoughts about what the Editorial Without Words means to you.
What to Send
Photographs should be high-resolution whenever possible. Please send photos as attachments, rather than copying and pasting into the email or onto a document.
Please include the names of everyone in your photo. Names won’t be published but are necessary for internal use only.*
Who Should Participate?
Everyone! If you have a connection to the fraternity or the health care system, you are encouraged to participate!
Where Should I Send My Photo Submission?
Please email your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2020.
Longtime support Scheels recently donated $3,500 to the Tangier Shriners. Seen here is High Priest and Prophet Bill German accepting the donation from Kathy Johnson. Thank you or your support!
Tangier Shrine • 2823 S. 84 Street • Omaha, NE 68124402-392-0404 • Fax: 402-392-2208