We are often asked, especially on our social media pages, "How do I join a Fraternal Organization?" There are several worthy organizations and we always direct inquiries to a national organization where one exists. They can then direct you to a state or local contact that will provide you with the answers you are seeking. Follows is a list of the most predominant Fraternal organizations currently active in the United States. Simply click on the link for further information:
Scottish Rite (Southern Jurisdiction)
Scottish Rite (Northern Jurisdiction)
Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
14 REASONS WHY YOU MUST ORDER YOUR CUSTOM PINS AND CHALLENGE COINS FROM FRATLINE:
Contact us today via email or toll free at 1-877-459-1440 to begin your Custom Lapel Pin or Challenge Coin project.
In general, the process starts with an email or phone call. We need to know the following:
With these things in mind, Fratline will develop a complimentary (FREE) design for your consideration. Once the design is approved, we can accurately quote the project for you.
Since 1991, Fratline has been developing identity and recognition programs for Potentates of Shrine Chapters throughout North America. These programs usually consist of custom Potentate lapel pins, Bolo Ties, Challenge Coins, First Lady lapel pins and charms, name badges, plastic drinkware, napkins, can coolers, glassware for Potentate Balls and much more. Contact Fratline today to get started on your customized Potentate Program built around you, your Temple and theme for the year. Our company President, Shawn Warren, is a Past Potentate of Kosair Shriners and certainly has a keen awareness of what you may need to have a successful term as Potentate. You can view an older copy of our “Potentate’s Planning Book” in the Information Section located in the Main Menu.
While Fratline stocks hundreds of items that can be shipped on the next business day, we do offer items of custom regalia that are made to order. These custom items include, Masonic Aprons, Knights Templar Chapeaux and Shrine Fezzes. Each are made to order for the respective Client or Organization. Generally speaking, we can complete a custom order of any size within 4-6 weeks of approval. We will advise you of the production timeframe when your order is placed.
Fratline offers a variety of Fraternal head wear that is custom made to your hat size including: York Rite Royal Arch and Council caps, Knights Templar Chapeaux, Scottish Rite caps and Shrine Fezzes. Here is how to measure your head to determine the proper hat size when ordering:
Using a cloth tape measure or string, measure the circumference of your head with the tape or string placed ONE FINGERS WIDTH above the eyebrow and TWO FINGERS WIDTH above the top of the ear. The tape measure or string should not be too loose or tight. Pinch the tape or string where the end meets the tape and remove. For example, if the tape shows 23", your hat size is a 7-3/8. Use the chart below to determine your proper hat size.
Shawn Warren is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He received the Degrees of Freemasonry in Plumb Lodge No. 862, F & AM, being raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in July of 1991. He is a Past Master of St. Matthews Lodge No. 906 and St. George Lodge No. 239. He served as Secretary of St. Matthews Lodge from 1994-1999. Shawn has served on various Committees of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F & AM.
York Rite of Freemasonry: He was exalted in King Solomon Chapter No. 5, Royal Arch Masons, greeted in Louisville Council No. 4, Royal & Select Masters and Knighted in Louisville-DeMolay Commandery No. 12, Knights Templar all in 1994. Bro. Warren is a life member of all bodies.
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry: Member of The Valley of Louisville (Southern Jurisdiction, A.A.S.R.), having received the degrees in 1991. Bro. Warren received the rank and decoration of Knight Commander Court of Honour in 2009. He has served as Chairman of the Robing Room since 2001.
Mystic Shrine: Bro. Warren was created a Noble of Kosair Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. In 1992 and served as Illustrious Potentate in 2014. He served as Recorder and business manager from 2016-2018. Shawn currently serves as President of the Southeastern Shrine Association.
Bro. Warren is a member of several allied orders and appendant bodies of Freemasonry, including the Order of Eastern Star, Amaranth, Royal Order of Scotland and was a longtime advisor in the Order of DeMolay. He is a Past Chancellor Commander of Jefferson Lodge No. 280, Knights of Pythias and served as Vice Grand of Chosen Friends Lodge No. 2, I.O.O.F.