Helping Children and Having Fun!
As Potentate, it's my pleasure to welcome you to the Osiris website. This is our online home and center for communication with all Osiris Shriners and you. Here you will find information about our hospitals and the services we provide, our fraternity, and the activities of our Divan, Clubs and Units.
All Shriners are dedicated men with a common goal of helping children. Our fraternity, founded in fun, is committed to helping children with burns or orthopedic problems, regardless of their ability to pay. Shriners network of 22 hospitals throughout North America provide specialty burn and orthopedic care to children in need. If you, or someone you love, needs our help please contact our office at 304.242.2911.
If you are interested in joining the best fraternity on earth, contact Noble Johnny Bitzer, Membership Chairperson, in our office to discuss the details.
Yours in the Faith,
Pete J. Dudash
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Name: Dustin Blankenship
Hometown: Gilbert, WV
Profession: Student at WVU College of Law and Public Administration
Masonic Lodge: Iaeger #148
Years of Membership: 1
Clubs and Units: Morgantown SC, Hillbilly Clan #154
Reason for Membership: "I have always been active in different community organizations. As such, I received my B. A. in History and kept hearing about this Masonic organization and its importance to our country. Later, I found that my uncle was, in fact, a Mason. I asked him how to be a Mason and the rest of that is history. Because of my love of service and my respect for the Shrine that I gained throughout my masonic education, I contacted beashrinernow.com. Although I was not extremely active for the first part of my Shrine career, getting caught up in law school classes, I was very lucky to gain the friendship of a fellow Noble who talked me into taking a trip up to the Erie Shrine Hospital. I fell in love and haven't looked back."
Favorite Shriner Story: "I've had some amazing times being a part of this fantastic organization. The one that jumps out at me the most is meeting Emily Mellish. I met Emily the first time when I went to the Erie Hospital in June of last year. She is a patient ambassador for Shriners Hospitals. At seven years old, she has had a number of surgeries for her illnesses, but she has more spunk and energy than any seven year old I have ever met. She has raised over $10,000 for Shriners Hospitals since June of last years with her Beads4Needs Fundraiser. Although there are many funny stories that I could tell about being in the Shrine, the story of my hospital visit is my favorite because of the impact it had on my life."
Why Should Someone Join: "If you have a love of philanthropy and fun, you won't find a better organization to be a part of. The Shrine will fill your heart with the work that we do and fill your life with great friends and brothers, creating the strongest bonds I have in my life. There are few greater things a man can do with his life than join Shriners International."
Each quarter we feature information about another Osiris Shriner to promote fellowship within our organization and so people from the general public can see who we are.