The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
Affiliated Women’s Organizations
Daughters of the Nile
This is an international organization for women who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason or Daughter of the Nile. Founded in 1913, by 22 progressive women with strength of purpose and vision, it boasts 149 Temples throughout the United States and Canada. The top official of the Supreme Temple holds the title of Supreme Queen. The Daughters of the Nile contribute over $1 million annually to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Members also contribute their time and creative efforts to Shriners Hospitals through volunteer work and the sewing garments, quilts and other necessary items for the children.
Ladies of the Oriental Shrine (LOSNA)
The Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America (also known as LOSNA) members are bound by their goal to promote sociability, good fellowship and the betterment of all ladies connected with the organization. The Ladies actively support Shriners Hospitals for Children® through a variety of fundraising activities, as well as by providing handmade quilts and surgery gowns, toys, games and books for patients. Ladies also participate in several Shrine events and may join special units with their Court, or chapter, including bands, patrols, clowns or dance units. Like the Shriners, the LOSNA members wear a fez. The LOSNA members fez is white with a red tassel and is worn for special events and ceremonies. Founded in West Virginia in 1903, LOSNA has more than 16,000 members across the United States and donates more than $500,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children each year.
Affliated Youth Organizations
This is a Masonic-sponsored international organization for young men aged 12-21 that focuses on developing civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills.
The International Order of the Rainbow Girls
This group was founded in 1922 by a member of the Masonic Lodge. Today, membership is open to any girl between the ages of 11-20 regardless of Masonic affiliation. Members participate in service projects and fundraisers while focusing on seven colors of the rainbow, representing character, love, religion, nature, immortality, fidelity, patriotism and service.
Job’s Daughters International
This is an organization of young women aged 10-20 who are related to a Master Mason. Members participate in social activities, service projects and charitable works. Job’s Daughters actively supports the “Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund,” which purchases hearing-assistive devices for children.