Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine, North and South America and its Jurisdictions, Inc.
SAN ANTONIO – The Desert of Texas, comprised of Prince Hall Shriners and Daughters of the Imperial Court, from all over the state, will commence their annual Texas Desert Conference and Gala Days at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, April 20 - 23.In addition to conducting business meetings and annual elections, the conference will include a public program on April 20 beginning at 7 p.m.
During the program, monetary donations will be provided to worthy local organizations and student-aid grants will be awarded to local high school seniors.To share the expanding principles of Prince Hall Shrinedom with the general public and to encourage community involvement, the Shriners, Daughters, and the Desert Clown Unit will visit the Fisher House at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) on April 22.The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine’s (AEAONMS) purpose is to promote charity and benevolence throughout its communities.
The organization has fostered the following programs: a collaborative partnership effort with the American Diabetes Association and St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital; Shriners As Mentors Program; annual educational grants for economically deprived youths; a program of financial aid to youth in their fight against drugs, crime and delinquency; support summer camps for youth; voter education and registration drives; and annual grants to the NAACP, the Legal Defense Fund, and the United Negro College Fund.The Daughters of the Imperial Court, an auxiliary of the AEAONMS, is a charitable and benevolent organization which stresses the development of powerful leaders, encourages health awareness among youth and adults, provides services to help disabled and senior citizens and demonstrates positive influence for youth, teenage mothers, high school and college student.
The Daughters of the Imperial Court also disseminates information for education opportunities and career planning to youth and young adults. Some of the specific program initiatives include: education and scholarship, book bags and schools supplies for adopted schools, volunteer activities, and annual financial donations to the United Negro College Fund, Health and Medical Research, American Cancer Society, Mental Retardation, NAACP, HIV/AIDS Awareness, and the American Diabetes Association.