The best way to enjoy your membership in the Shriners fraternity is to participate, and a great way to participate is to join a Club or Unit. Shrine clubs essentially serve as “mini temples.” Each Shriners of North America’s 191 temples is in a specific city; many times that temple’s jurisdiction is vast. Clubs are created in the temple’s outlying areas to keep Nobles active and involved in Shriners activities.
Units are made up of groups of Nobles with similar interests. Service units benefit the nobility or the temple and may include policing, maintenance, first-aid or hospitality. Performing units primarily provide entertainment for Shriners or the general public. Examples include clown groups, marching bands and mini-car drivers. Units usually participate in community parades, and many compete against similar units from other temples.
Shriners are welcome and encouraged to join many clubs and units for fellowship, to serve their local area; and to help promote the shrine and the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The first uniformed unit of Yelduz Temple was the Arab Patrol which was organized on February 1, 1906. Other organized units that are still active and their approximate dates of organization are:
|1947||NE Scooter Patrol|
|1947||Yelduz Wrecking Crew|
|1950||James Valley Motor Corps|
|1959||Yelduz Color Guard|
|1965||Yelduz Horse Patrol|
|1965||Lake Regional Four-Wheelers|
|1979||James Valley Fire Crews|
|2007||Yelduz Racing Team|
|2010||Yelduz Chef Unit|
|2011||Yelduz Dance Unit|