Units
& Clubs

Want To Have Some Fun?


Here you will find fellowship and limitless outlets for your talents and energies. At the Nile we have several Shrine Clubs and Units/Clubs. They vary from Clowns to Legion of Honor and many in between.

Most Uniformed and Working Units have a distinctive uniform and make appearances in parades, at the Nile Family Picnic and in many ways, provide entertainment and assistance for the public at large.

“Which one?” you say. Well, there are many possibilities. You might start by visiting some meetings or unit practices and then make a decision which ones fit best for you. Be sure to check the Shrine Clubs and Units/Clubs below and also take a look at the Nile Calendar for their scheduled meetings.


2020 Pote's Call Parade Schedule

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The following Parades are designated “Potentate’s Call.” All Units & Clubs are expected to participate.

Due to COVID-19, many of the parades have been canceled for the safety of all.

DATE

CITY/TOWN

PARADE

5/9

SEQUIM - Rescheduled TBD
Form up 11:00 | Start 12:00 pm

IRRIGATION FESTIVAL

5/30

BELLINGHAM - Canceled
Form up 9:00 am | Start 10:00 am

WHATCOM MEMORIAL DAY

6/13

MARYSVILLE - Canceled
TBD

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

7/4

SEDRO WOOLLEY - Canceled
Form up 10:00 | Start 11:00 am

LOGGERODEO

7/18

SEATTLE - Canceled
Form up 10:00 am | Start 11:00 am

WEST SEATTLE

7/24

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE
Form up 6:00 pm | Start 7:00 pm

TOUR-de-TERRACE

8/8

LAKE CITY
Form up 6:00 pm | Start 7:00 pm

SEAFAIR LAKE CITY

10/3

GRANITE FALLS
Form up 11:00 am | Start 12:00 pm

RAILROAD DAYS

In addition, the following events are also considered to be Potentate’s Call

4/11

KIDS EASTER EGG HUNT

7/19

NILE FAMILY LUAU PICNIC

7/30

NAVY DAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT

11/21

NILE CEREMONIAL

12/13

KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Participation in any other parade requires WRITTEN permission from the Potentate. The Divan and Color Guard will NOT be in attendance. Units/Clubs must make application to the parade sponsor individually and must assure that insurance requirements are met.


Shrine Clubs


Shrine Clubs meet in the "outlying" areas of Nile Shriner jurisdiction and provide an opportunity for fun, fellowship, information, entertainment and fund-raising. Ladies and guests are welcome. Many Shrine Clubs host screening clinics for potential patients for our Shriners Hospitals for Children.

 


  • Eastside

    Bellevue Area

    Meeting Time: 11:30 am, Fourth Wednesday (except June-August)
    Location: Big Fish Restaurant, 10426 Northup Way, Kirkland - 425-827-2722

    Dues: $20

    How To Join: To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    President – Rick Sproul
    Vice-President – Wayne Duke, PP
    Secretary/Treasurer – James Hart

    Nobles and their ladies get together to share experiences and find out about the future activities at Nile. All Shriners and their ladies are welcomed especially those who reside on the eastside.

    Hope to see you and your lady there!

  • Kitsap Penninsula

    Bremerton Area

    Meeting Time: 2:00 pm, Second Saturday, Except June-August
    Location: TBD, see Kitsap Peninsula newsletter for meeting locations

    Dues: $20 per year

    How To Join: Membership is open to all Shriners in good standing; to Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    President – Scot Sageser
    1st Vice-President – Harry Boyd
    2nd Vice-President – David Schauer
    Treasurer – Dennis Ramsey
    Secretary – Al Dillan

    Welcome To the Kitsap Peninsula Shrine Club. We are located West of Puget Sound in Kitsap County. We are one of the Shrine Clubs chartered by the Nile Shrine.

  • Northwest

    Bellingham Area

    Meeting Time: 6:00 pm, First Tuesday (except June-August)
    Location: Jeckyl & Hyde Deli and Ale House, 709 Orchard Pl # 1, Bellingham, WA 98225

    Dues: $15 per year

    How To Join: Current Temple members in good standing - simply attend a NW Shrine Club meeting, express a desire to join, pay their dues and they are entitled to full membership privileges.

    Current Officers:

    President – Timothy Springstead
    1st Vice-President – Donald Higgerson
    Secretary/Treasurer – Gerrit Kuiken

    Board Members: Bill Barquist, Craig Bruner, George Edwards, One Board position vacand - Possible Board Member: Glenn Hutchings

  • Olympic Peninsula

    Sequim Area

    Meeting Time: 1:00 pm Zem Zem, Third Saturday (except May-August)
    Location: Meets in general locations in Sequim, WA

    Dues: $15 per year

    How To Join: To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    President – Orville Stoner
    1st Vice-President – Dennis Westeren
    2nd Vice-President – Tom Brandt
    Treasurer – Ed Entrican
    Secretary – Harry Boyd

    A Nile Shrine club that meets on the Olympic Peninsula and participates in parades from Bremerton to Forks.

  • Renton

    Renton Area

    Meeting Time: 11:30 am, First Thursday of the month (except June-August)
    Location: Plum Delicious Family Restaurant, 3212 NE Sunset Blvd, Renton, WA

    Dues: $5 per year

    How To Join: To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    President – Richard Gerber
    Vice-President – Gary Mudd
    Secretary/Treasurer – Andy Wangstad

    For more information, receive the Renton Shrine Club newsletter by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Skagit

    Mount Vernon Area

    Meeting Time: 6:00 pm, First Friday, Year Round
    Location: 9578 Marchs Pt Rd, Anacortes, WA

    Dues & How to Join: To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    President – Donald Munks
    Vice-President – Andrew McLaughlin
    Secretary/Treasurer – Charles Tewalt

  • West Seattle

    Burien Area

    Meeting Time: 6:00 pm, Third Tuesday (except June-August)
    Location: Angelo's Restaurant, 601 SW 153rd St, Burien, WA

    Dues & How to Join: To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    President – Scott Wells
    1st Vice-President – James Masen
    2nd Vice-President – Gary Mudd
    Secretary/Treasurer – Craig Colombel


Units & Clubs

  • Calliope

    Meeting Time: 11:30 am, First Wednesday of the month
    Location: #19 Bar & Grill

    Dues: $25 per year

    How To Join: To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    Captain - Jud Chapin
    First Lieutenant - Richard Syson
    Secretary/Treaurer - Robert O'Brien


    The Calliope, a reminder of yesteryear, provides the nostalgic music of the circus and adds to the fun of parades and festivals. They have garnered an abundance of awards.

    There are no requirements and no rehearsals. It would help if you can play the piano or organ, but it is not required. We can also use drivers for parades.

  • Chanters

    Meeting Time: No regular meeting times at the moment

    Dues: No dues

    How To Join: To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    President – Robert Starowski


    They have a song in their hearts, and whether it’s “a cappella” or accompanied by musical instruments, these unique singers provide incomparable renditions of the classics, traditional or contemporary songs wherever they gather to perform.

    Although they are currently lacking a musical muse, Chanters are looking for new members. Do you have a musical background? Come help revitalize this special unit. Their goal is to reform the Chanters into an actual live performing group in the future.

    At this moment, the main function of the Chanters is to provide a valuable and effective show for our yearly Ceremonial.

  • Clowns

    Meeting Time: 7:00 pm, First Tuesday - March, June, September, December
    Location: In the Clown/Shurtah room on the second floor of the Nile Clubhouse

    Dues: $10 per year; $100 for lifetime

    How To Join: To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    President – Jerry Seldon, Sr
    Secretary/Treasurer – Jerry Seldon, Jr


    They come in every shape and size, with impeccably applied makeup. They swirl in costumes painted with all the colors of the rainbow and swell in their monstrous-sized shoes. Running, hopping and jumping in and out of the vestibules of clowndom, they enchant the children until they squeal with delight.

     

  • Director's Staff

    Meeting Time: 3:00 pm, First Tuesday - 5:00 pm, Third Tuesday, Every Month
    Location: Director's Staff Building

    Dues: $30 per year

    How To Join: To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    Director – Peter Pawlicki
    Chief Assistant Director – David Mercer
    Treasurer – Darrel Gehring
    Secretary – Steve Turley


    First Section – A working unit, in charge of the presentation of the realistic part of Ceremonials. Those who have skills in lighting and sound systems will find a home here.

    Second Section – Affectionately known as the “Wrecking Crew”, they build and prepare stunts for the Hot Sands Ceremonials, participate in parades (as specified by the Potentate) and assist in upkeep and work projects around the Shrine.

  • Legion of Honor

    Meeting Time: 3:00 pm Zem Zem, 5:00 pm Meeting, Second Wednesday, Every Month
    Location: Legion of Honor Room

    Dues: $15 per year

    How To Join: Contact any member or attend the stated meeting

    Current Officers:

    Commander – James Erickson
    1st Lieutenant – Gary Mudd
    Finance Officer – Robert O’Brien
    Adjutant – Garold Prouty

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    The Legion of Honor of the Nile Shrine consists of honorably discharged veterans and active duty members of the military of the United States and its allies. Our ranks include veterans of every branch of service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. The Flag Unit provides color guards and other services to the Nile Shrine at the pleasure of the Potentate. The Legion of Honor Flag Unit can be found in front of the Nile Shrine contingent in parades and presenting the colors at meetings and other Nile events.

  • Men's Golf Club

    Meeting Time: 5:30 pm, Last Wednesday, March-October
    Location: Men's Golf Club Room

    Dues: See below

    How To Join: Open to Nile Shriners current with dues. Stop by any of our meetings or go to the ProShop for more information.

    Current Officers:

    President – Ren Hamil
    1st Vice President – Bryan Baldwin
    2nd Vice President – Ward Beaulaurier
    Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Turley

    The objectives of the Nile Shrine Golf Club are to encourage and promote friendly competition in golf among fellow Nobles, to advance the spirit of fellowship and to actively support the golf facilities of the Nile Shrine. Any noble of any Shrine, in good standing is eligible for membership.

    Regular Club Membership
    The annual dues are $40.00. You may elect to join the Washington State Golf Association and maintain a GHIN (Golf Handicap Index Number). The cost is $36.00 per year.

    Social Membership
    The annual dues for this category are $40.00. The Social Member is a full voting member with all privileges of the Regular Member except he is not a member of the Washington State Golf Association (handicaps will not be kept).

    Club Room Lockers
    The annual dues for a locker are $30.00. To be eligible for a locker the Shriner must be a member of the Nile Men's Golf Club. Note: All memberships and lockers must be renewed annually beginning January 1st of each calendar year.

    Membership Offer
    A Shriner in good standing may be eligible for a Membership in the Nile Golf Club.
    One year membership for each individual includes:

    • Eligible for Nile Shrine green fee rates (no guest privileges)
    • Eligible for cart storage
    • Eligible for locker in Club Room
    • Eligible for competitions and club championship
    • Eligible for membership in the NW Golf Association
  • Mini Bikes

    Meeting Time: 2:00 pm, Second Sunday - September-March
    Location: The Legion of Honor room on the second floor of the Nile Clubhouse

    Dues: $40 per year

    How To Join: The Mini Bikes do require a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    Captain – Ren Hamil
    1st Lieutenant – Tony Brandt
    Secretary/Treasurer – Bryan Baldwin

    A precision drill team riding 1970 Honda CT70 trail bikes. Always a great deal of excitement and thrills for the crowd. These little motor cycles provide immense joy to the Shriners themselves, but more so to the spectators along the parade route.

  • Oriental Band

    Meeting Time: 6:30 pm, Mondays - All Year
    Location: Oriental Band Room, Nile Shrine Basement

    Dues: $20 per year

    How To Join: Just show up on a Monday night in the Nile basement.

    Current Officers:

    Sultan – Mark Goldberg
    Pasha 1 – Robert Kennar
    Pasha2 – Larry Bronner
    Music Director – Darrick Hayman
    Keeper of the Purse – Norm Wold
    Keeper of the Scroll – Frank Martinez


    Costumed Shriners who have an affinity for the exotic will love participating in this unit. Their music emanates from musettes, tambourines and other Middle Eastern musical instruments. They are right out of the “Arabian Nights.” Come join them ride their giant float in many parades around our region. Musical talent not required.

    The Nile Oriental Band is always looking for Nobles who want to participate in parades and competitions with a really fun bunch of guys. We meet and practice each Monday night starting with social hour at 5:30 pm and practice at 6:30. One of our most popular events is hosting the Oriental Band Crab Feed each February.

    We always start the parade season at the La Conner Tulip Festival in early April. Prior to the parade we meet at the Shelter Bay picnic grounds for a potluck with the band providing the burgers and dogs!

    At the Nile Family picnic in July, the band offers burgers, dogs and pop for free. Fun time for all.

    In August, we sell Corn on the Cob at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. This is our big fundraiser and it does take a lot of effort, but we have a really good time!

    We conclude the year with a Christmas party which the band hosts for its members and their ladies. We do have a great time and are considered one of the largest and best units currently in the Nile Shrine!

  • Shurtah

    Meeting Time: 5:00 pm Zem Zem, Second Wednesday, All Year
    Location: Shurtah Room

    Dues & How to Join: To Join, contact the Nile Office at 425-774-9611 x201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the contact information for the Officers.

    Current Officers:

    High Shire Reeve – Dan Melton
    Treasurer – Paul Barden
    Scribe – Eugene Metzger

    Cops and robbers are their game. Composed of active and retired law enforcement officers, they revel in their uniforms and, when duty calls, furnish guidance in matters of law enforcement.

    "Shurtah" means "police" in Arabic.

  • Zem Zem

    Meeting Time: 7:00 pm, Last Wednesday, All Year
    Location: Zem Zem Room

    Dues: No Dues

    How To Join: Write a freeform application on a cocktail napkin of your choice and submit it to any of the Zem Zem members at an event or call the Nile Office to find an officer to submit it to – 425-774-9611 x201.

    Current Officers:

    Director – Bryan Reagan
    Assistant Director – Roger Kaltenbach
    Treasurer – John Hagman
    Secretary – Brian Loomis

    A non-parading unit, they provide a corps of bartenders at all official functions, as well as, other special events as requested by the Potentate. This is an opportunity to get to know many Shriners and those associated with the Nile.

    Liquor service and mixology instruction and training are provided. This is a very popular unit.


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