Alabet Temple was started by 22 dedicated and enthusiastic women and was charted on October 25, 1926. Through the years our women have made quilts and hospital gowns, knitted sweaters, given toys and games and of course the ever popular tray favor at holiday time.
These things happened in our temple:
- Our first queen, Louise Jarrett in 1926, held sessions and 11 ceremonials.
- The first sessions were held at the Union Fellowship Hall located in the 100 block of South Main Street. Rent was $8.00. Dues were $3.00 and initiation fees were $15.00.
- In 1947 Alabet Temple was hostess for Supreme Session which was held at the Nelson Hotel. It was at this Session that Alabet Temple’s past queen Norma Fisher Hoble was installed as the 30th Supreme Queen. At this time there were only 88 temples with a membership of 27,919.
- Alabet Patrol was organized in 1945. The Dancers unit was organized in 1949. The Alabet Chorus was organized in 1949, first performance in 1950. It became an official unit in 1988.
- In 1990 and 1991 Alabet had the opportunity to help institute and constitute a new temple, Ajec Temple 156 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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, Washington, Daughters of the Nile members now total over 25,000 in 137 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 pediatric care for specialty areas of orthopedics, 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 centers in North America.
What We Do
Through the Daughters of the Nile Foundation and Canadian Trust, Daughters of the Nile contributes over $2 million each year to Shriners Hospitals for Children® to be used for the medical care and rehabilitation of children. Since 1924, Daughters of the Nile has contributed more than $54 million.
In recognition of monetary contributions by Daughters of the Nile, Shriners Hospitals for Children® has placed gold plaques, each representing $1 million, on the philanthropic walls of all 22 hospitals. Annually, a plaque is placed in a hospital by the Supreme Queen.
Each year the members of Daughters of the Nile give generously of their time and talents 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 with an annual, value well 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.