The Daughters of the Nile is an international, fraternal organization committed to enhancing the lives of women of all ages by promoting lifelong friendships, character building, intellectual benefits, a commitment to serving others and a belief in the existence of a Supreme Being. The Daughters of the Nile accomplishes its mission through meaningful ritualistic ceremonies, by promoting and supporting the Supreme Temple and Subordinate Temples, and by contributing to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation and the Canadian Foundation, both of which benefit Shriners Children’s™. We are committed to fostering the belief in the Fatherhood of God and the Sisterhood of Women, and the desire to serve others.
Who We Are
Daughters of the Nile is an international fraternal organization for women 18 years of age or older. They are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, or a Daughter of the Nile. They may also be a majority member in good standing of a Masonic-related organization for girls, or a former patient at a Shriners Hospitals for Children® (with or without a Masonic relationship). Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1913, Daughters of the Nile members total over 16,910 in 130 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and South America. Our members are proud of their long association with Shriners International and their continuing support of Shriners Children’s™.
The Daughters of the Nile maintain two permanent funds to benefit Shriners Children’s™. The Daughters of the Nile Foundation (a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charity) administers funds in the United States. In Canada, the funds are administered by the Daughters of the Nile Canadian Trust Foundation. Our one and only charitable endeavor is Shriners Children’s™ and their network of medical facilities throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They are renowned for providing the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries, cleft lip and palate, and many other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family centered, and collaborative care environment. Shriners Children’s™ also provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals and cutting-edge research into new treatments and procedures to improve the lives of children and their families.
What We Do
The Daughters of the Nile contribute monetary donations of over $2 million annually to Shriners Children’s™ through our Foundations. Since 1924, we have contributed over $70 million.Each year our members give generously of their time and talents by providing more than 180,000 hours of volunteer time at the hospitals. In addition, they sew clothing, quilts, and special projects requested by the hospitals, provide books, toys, games, and other educational/recreational materials, and sponsor parties for patients and their families each month. The annual value of these hours and donated items is in excess of another $1 million annually.
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 million to date, 11 of the hospitals have received over $2 million, which is represented by additional Gold Plaque in those hospitals. The Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Canada in Montreal has 6 Gold Plaques representing contributions of over $6 million to that hospital.
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 approximately 130, and we average 60 Ladies in attendance.
When & Where 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 Masonic Memorial Centre, 420 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0N8.
Become a Daughter of the Nile
Daughters of the Nile is an international fraternal organization for women 18 years of age or older. They are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, or a Daughter of the Nile. They may also be a majority member in good standing of a Masonic-related organization for girls, or a former patient at a Shriners Children’s™ (with or without a Masonic relationship). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit click here for more information.