Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America ILA NEB Court # 51
Ladies Oriental Shrine
of North America
ILA NEB Court # 51
The Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, founded in 1903, is a fun group, with each court assuming an obligation to extend financial support and assistance to Shriners Hospitals for Children with emphasis on the hospital fund, hospital sewing and special projects. They have 101 courts throughout the country. The Ladies Oriental Shrine was organized in the jurisdiction of Osiris Shrine in Wheeling, West Virginia, on Feb. 14, 1903. The Grand Council was organized in 1914 and incorporated in 1954. The top official of the Grand Council has the title of Grand High Priestess and the principal of local courts has the title of high priestess. To become a member of Ladies Oriental Shrine, a woman must be the wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, widow, sister, half-sister, step-daughter or niece of a Shriner in good standing at the time of death.
ILA NEB Court # 51
Ila Neb Court #51 was started in Sacramento, California in 1949. Ila Neb is Ben Ali spelled backwards. Our Court has 5 units and 4 clubs. The Court stated meetings are held at the San Juan Masonic Center on the first Tuesday of each month, except July and August. Dinner / refreshments are at 6:00pm and the meeting is at 7:30pm. During the course of the year we have Fund Raising projects for both the Sacramento Shriners Hospital and our own court. On the 4th Tuesday of each month, our sewing ladies meet at the San Juan Masonic Center to make items for the hospital and do mending. They sew and put together articles that are donated to the Hospitals, not only in Sacramento, but also throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America was organized in West Virginia in 1903. The purpose is to provide financial support and assistance to the Shriners for their network of hospitals, including funding for transportation, sewing for the children, purchase special equipment, and for the support of research. This Order does not claim to be an auxiliary of the A.A.O.N.M.S., but we are proud of the great humanitarian kindness and strive to cooperated and assist our Nobles in their effort. Membership is open to ladies who are at least eighteen years of age and who are related by blood, marriage or adoption to a member in good standing of A.A.O.N.M.S. All courts consist of 10 elected officers (the top position being the High Priestess), 7 appointed officers, and aides and pages as needed. Courts may also have clubs and units.
If you have any questions regarding this very "special" Order, please feel free to contact the Recorder further information.