Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club


Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club

Shriners who came to Juneau, Douglas, Treadwell, Thane and other nearby towns formed the Southeast Alaska Shrine Club in 1912. The Club began hosting members from Nile (Seattle) and Afifi (Tacoma) Shrine temples coming here to conduct ceremonials, creating Nobles from local Masons.

Southeast Alaska Shriners eventually became a Club under the auspices of Nile Temple. Over time, the Club’s name evolved to Juneau Shrine Club and now Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club, as other cities in Southeast formed their own clubs.

Today, the Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club takes part in the Juneau and Douglas Fourth of July parades in its famous mini-'Vettes and mini-bikes. It also raises funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Alaska Patient Travel Fund, and holds Christmas parties and other community events.

The Club, now under Al Aska Temple, meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Juneau Moose Lodge, 8335 Old Dairy Road. These lunches are open to the public, so feel free to come by if you’d like to meet us and learn more about the Shriners.

2023 Officers

  • President: Noble John Barnett
  • 1st Vice President: Ill. Sir Jeff Polizzotto
  • 2nd Vice President: Noble Martin Peters
  • Treasurer: Noble Jim Robinson
  • Secretary: Noble Allen Bell

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