Shriners Hospital Lexington, KY
The Carter County Shrine Club is dedicated to improving the lives of children and Community development. The Shriners support 22 Hospitals and have treated more than 800,000 children since their conception in 1922. Our club is chartered through the Temple Elhasa.
We would like to welcome you, and hope you will find this site a help to understand the purpose of the Shriners, and to help you plan to attend one of our family oriented events listed to the left. All of the proceeds from these events are used for supporting the Shriner Mission. If you need any information please contact us.
The mission of the Shriners is to be :
The premiere fraternal organization for men of good character
Committed to providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie
Fostering self improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement
Serving mankind through the resources of its great philanthropy, the Shriners Hospitals for Children
The Shriners’ Creed
Shriners believe in God and that He created man to serve His purposes, among which is service to others in His name. We believe that care for the less fortunate, especially children who suffer from burns and crippling disease, is our institutional calling.
We are patriots, each willing to serve his county with fidelity and courage. We cherish independence under laws and freedom with responsibility.
We honor family. We respect our parents, wives and children. We should instill in our children the tenets of this creed, and the heritage from which it emanates.
As individuals we pledge ourselves to integrity, virtue and nobility of character. Our intentions will be honorable. Our relationships will be trustworthy and our spirits forgiving of each other.
As brothers we offer each other fraternal affection and respect. Together we will support each other in adherence to this creed, so that we and our communities will be the better because of our fraternity and its principles.
As Shriners we look beyond ourselves to serve the needs of others, especially children who cannot help themselves. We believe Shriners Hospitals to be the world’s greatest philanthropy, and we covenant with each other to support its “Temples of Mercy” with spirit, time, talent and means.