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Who We Are:
Daughters of the Nile is an international fraternal organization for women 18 years or older, who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, or Daughter of the Nile, or is a majority member in good standing of a Masonic-related organization for girls. Founded in 1913 in Seattle, WA, Daughters of the Nile members now total over 28,000 in 143 cities throughout the United States and Canada.
The members of Daughters of the Nile are proud of their long association with Shriners International and their continuing support of Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Daughters of the Nile maintains two permanent endowment funds to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children®. In the United States, the Daughters of the Nile Foundation is a non-profit public charity, while in Canada it is entitled the Canadian Trust.
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a network of 22 hospitals throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico that provides paediatric care for specialty areas of orthopaedics, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children® is not only renowned for its expertise in medical surgery and treatment of children, but also for their extensive research program through their affiliation with the leading medical centres in North America.
What We Do:
Daughters of the Nile contribute over $1,000,000 annually to the Shriners Hospitals for Children® to be used for the medical care and rehabilitation of children. Since 1924, Daughters of the Nile has contributed monetary gifts amounting to over $46.9 million.
The members of Daughters of the Nile are proud of their Gold Plaques on the Donor Recognition Boards in all 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children®, each representing a contribution of over $1,000,000. To date, 11 of the hospitals have received over $2,000,000, which is represented by a second Gold Plaque in those hospitals. In July 2009, a third Gold Plaque was added to Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Canada in Montreal representing contributions of over $3,000,000 to that hospital.
Each year the members of Daughters of the Nile give generously of their time to the hospitals by providing more than 150,000 volunteer hours at the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. In addition, they sew clothing and quilts, and provide toys, books, games and other educational and recreational items for the children with an annual value of over $900,000.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this dynamic and dedicated fraternal order for women, please contact any member for further information or refer to our Membership page.
Sphinx Temple No. 116 is local to Winnipeg and is one of many subordinate temples within The Supreme Temple Daughters of the Nile. Our membership is 300 strong, and we average 100 Ladies in attendance at each of our monthly meetings.
Where and When We Meet:
Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm, except for June, July and August at the Khartum Shrine Centre, 1155 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3P 1B9 .