Founded in West Virginia in 1903, the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America (also known as LOSNA) members are bound by their goal to promote sociability, good fellowship and the betterment of all ladies connected with the organization. The Ladies actively support Shriners Hospitals for Children® through a variety of fundraising activities, as well as by providing handmade quilts and surgery gowns, toys, games and books for patients.
Ladies also participate in several Shrine events and may join special units with their Court, or chapter, including bands, patrols, clowns or dance units. Like the Shriners, the LOSNA members wear a fez. The LOSNA members fez is white with a red tassel and is worn for special events and ceremonies.