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The Zamora Shriners are Birmingham Alabama's Temple of the Shriners International. Shriners are a Masonic fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. With nearly 200 temples (chapters) in several countries and thousands of clubs around the world. Our fraternity is open to men of integrity from all walks of life.

What's Happening @ Zamora

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Cold Class @ Gadsden Shrine Club

James Nicholas the XDMAN

We initiated 6 new brothers tonight at the Gadsden Shrine Club. I would like to introduce you to the new brothers and if you run into them please give them a good welcome to Zamora. 

Above from left to right the new nobles, Rickey Maze II, Larry Underwood, Nicholas Britto, Matthew Roberts, Samuel Roberts, William Mink II. 

Our visit to the Cincinnati Shrine Hospital

James Nicholas the XDMAN

I got the pleasure of taking a Road Runner trip up to the Cincinnati Shrine Hospital. This is my second visit to this facility and while I had more time on this trip I wanted to show off this hospital. As a Noble you should be proud of this facility, it is one of the best burn hospitals in the country. Located just outside the heart of downtown Cincinnati at 3229 Burnet Ave above you can see a panorama of the front of the hospital. During our visit we met Road Runners from as far away as the Alee Shrine in Savannah Ga. That's a 12 plus hr trip each way for them with perfect traffic. 

One of the interesting things to note, this was the first hospital I have visited that did not have the "Silent Messenger" statue displayed in the front of the hospital but instead the hospital proudly displays the Shrine Scimitar. 

The other interesting part about this Shrine hospital is that if you visit you do not enter through the main front doors. When visiting you need to drive past the main entrance then turn into the parking garage hit the intercom button and let them know who you are. Visiter's come in through the side door on Level one. 

Each Shrine hospital has a theme, Cincinnati's is that of a whimsical old time town square. The reason for the theme is that we want the kids to feel at ease by creating an atmosphere that does not feel like a hospital.  

2016 Kids Easter Party

James Nicholas the XDMAN

The Kids Easter party was a great success, you could tell by the smiles and the sounds of laughter. Nick the photographer brought out a fish eye lens for some crazy funny faces that were a hit. We also want to send a big shout out to Bud's Best Cookies who is a continued sponsor. It is with the help of caring companies like Bud's that help make these events successful. 

Day 2 - Greenville Hospital Shriner Days 2016

James Nicholas the XDMAN

Day two at the Greenville Shrine Hospital. Todays events included our very own Winston Each delivering a check for 10,000 for the Hospital from the Lineville Car Show fundraiser. We learned what Cerebral Palsy was and the extensive work the Greenville Hospital does to treat it. We met the new Chief of Staff Dr Michael Wattenbarger and countless other members of the Hospital staff. The common there throughout the visit was the welcoming nature and it seemed like everyone truly loved what they were doing to help improve the lives of Children. During the tour we learned just how expensive the treatments can be. In some of the spinal surgeries it can require almost 50 Titanium screws that can cost right at 500.00 each. The highlight of the day was getting to meet and hear from some of the Shrine kids each with a smile bigger than the last. By the end of the tour we were beat and it showed. 

Shriner Days at the Greenville Shrine Hospital Day 1

James Nicholas the XDMAN

Day one started off with a great dinner and an inspirational speech from one of the mothers of the hospital children. The speech was capped off with a standing ovation followed by a great dinner. Here are some of the sights from day one which I was told was one of the biggest crowds yet. Shriner Days allows guests to come and visit the hospital to see what they do. This is a yearly event and is a nominal fee for any Shriner. I would highly recommend if you can make a visit to one of our hospitals to see what we are all about.