All Shriners are Masons but not all Masons are Shriners.
Shriners are a spin-off of the Masons. Founded in 1872, Shiners International continue with the values and principles that have guided Masons for centuries while adding the elements of fun, family and philanthropy. We are a brotherhood of men dedicated to family and relief of children, while committed to self improvement for the greater good. We come from a diversion of backgrounds. This, along with our shared values, desire to have fun, and dedication to help children and families in need, is the mortar that binds us together and builds lifetime relationships.