Midwest Shrine Association

…to engender greater fellowship among the several M.S.A. Shrine Chapters and their members; and to secure greater recognition of the institution of the Shrine throughout the territory of this association…

The Imperial Shrine of North America recognizes about 20 regional Shrine Associations. These Associations allow individual Shrine Chapters to join together for fun, fellowship and camaraderie. It also allows Shriners an opportunity to share ideas on how to improve Shrinedom in their areas. At many of the Association conventions Shrine Chapter Units compete against one another for who is the best, Chanters, Bands, Clowns, Motorized Units, Pipes & Drums, Foot Patrols, Horse Units, etc.

When Zor received its charter in 1933 it chose to join the Midwest Shrine Association. Today the Midwest Shrine Association has 14 Shrine Chapters as members from the States of Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Wisconsin. Also Chapters from the Canadian Providence of Saskatchewan and Manitoba belong. These 14 Chapters have a combined membership of about 20,000 Shriners.

The Midwest Shrine Association holds an annual business meeting in early February. Those attending are normally the Shrine Chapter Officers along with committee heads that have an interest in topics to be covered at the session. Average attendance is about 250 Shriners. The summer session is normally held in mid to late August, on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The sessions usually includes two major all Shriner parades and time for Shrine Unit competition. All MSA Shriners are invited to attend. In recent years attendance has averaged 2000 to 2500, of which two-thirds are Shriners and the balance Shriners Ladies. A different Chapter hosts these meeting each year.


2015 El Zagal Shriners Fargo, ND
2016 Ahmed Shriners Marquette, MI
2017 Zuhrah Shriners Minneapolis, MN
2018 Naja Shriners Deadwood, SD
2019 Yelduz Shriners Aberdeen, SD
2020 WaWa Shriners Regina, Sask, Ca
2021 Abu Bekr Shriners Sioux City, IA
2022 Beja Shriners Green Bay, WI
2023 Osman Shriners St Paul, MN
2024 Zor Shriners Madison, WI
2025 Khartum Shriners Winnipeg, MB, Ca