SALAAM SHRINERSOasis of Whippany—Desert of New Jersey
Salaam Shriners is a local chapter in New Jersey of Shriners International. We are a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. With 195 temples (chapters) in the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Panama, and South America our fraternity is open to men of integrity from all walks of life.
In the years leading up to being Potentate, I gave careful consideration to what I wanted my goals to be during the year. As Covid shut us down, my goals began to evolve. As we continue to drive forward, one particular goal has stood firm, growth. Growth not only in membership numbers but also in events.
Several years ago, Ill. Sir Williams sent out a survey to the entire nobility. Within the survey were questions about what events the nobility would like to see and participate in. While he received many responses, a majority of the nobility did not participate. And that is where one of the biggest obstacles to our growth and success sits.
It is not my temple, nor is it the Divan’s temple. It is our temple. If there is an event you would like to see, speak up. Come to an officer with your ideas. Come to a Divan meeting with a plan. The budget has been passed to accommodate events throughout the year. If you are not sure where to start, speaking up is always a good first step. It never hurts to ask or inquire and an email to gauge interest is free. This is also not limited to clubs/units or events. If you would like to see a particular program given during a stated session, I am all ears. Please note, this is certainly not limited to just the nobles only. If you have an idea for a lady’s program as well, I am sure Lady Caitlin would love the input.
Please remember, WE are Salaam. Without the nobility, there are no Shriners. And keeping the nobility active and engaged is a proven method of not just keeping the nobles we have, but of enticing our other masonic brethren to seek admission to our temple. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from each of you.
Illustrious Sir Joshua Katzenstein
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What Nobles are Saying
“A GREAT FIND FOR ME AND MY BUDDIES”
“Best Experience I have had to date! Becoming a vital part of the philanthropy is our goal!
“SO MUCH FUN & INSPIRATION”
“The little cars! I love the little cars! Motor Corps here I come!”
“I LOVE HELPING CHILDREN”
“Being a part of something bigger than me has changed my life. Transporting the kids renews my soul every time!”
“THE FRATERNITY I NEEDED”
“Blue lodge lets me express myself amongst my peers. The Shrine lets me express fun along with fellowship and philanthropy. It’s a win, win!”
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Salaam Chapter of Shriner Masons meets monthly from January to June and from September to December. The months of July and August are typically dark unless otherwise noted. All our meetings take place at the Oasis of Whippany, New Jersey.
Saturday May 13, 2023 A great day was on hand with new nobles created and receiving a full ceremonial! We cherish their membership and welcome them with open arms and into Salaam. The ceremony of initiation is so meaningful with its many references and the completion...
Salaam enjoyed its 31st year of participation in the Morris Plains Memorial Parade held on Saturday May 29. The temple had a srtring showing of mebers and appendant bodies were also in attendance. The one mile parade draws participants from all over and we ven had a...
We are entering 2023 with great hopes and expectations. Nobles, it is imperative that we rally around the new Potentate and Divan. Our new Potentate, Illustrious Sir Josh Katzenstein, has some very exciting events planned for us. With your participation and help, the...
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