The Irem Shrine was the 71st shrine temple chartered by the Imperial Council during the Imperial Session of 1895. Irem began with 54 charter members and in 1995 had an impressive 8,600 nobles.
Why the name "Irem"? According to legends, Irem was the most beautiful of all earthly paradises which was constructed for King Sheddad, but as soon as it was completed it was struck by the lightning wand of the death angel and was never visible to the eye of man.
Irem Shriners are a group of men representing a wide variety of
backgrounds, however, we come together to share our common commitment to brotherhood, family, the community and caring for children and families in need.
We are men of integrity and values who unite to do good deeds. Our philanthropic efforts, as well as those of other shrines, help support the Shriner's Hospitals for Children.
Being an Irem Shriner also means we like to have fun while doing the work that promotes the shrine in a positive way and helps support the country club through an array of activities. Annually, the Irem Shrine sponsors dances, concerts, golf tournaments, a fireworks display, sportsman's raffle and craft show to not only bring shriners and their families together, but to embrace the community and share the beauty of the Irem Country Club.