• Long Beach Meeting, In & Out 2019

    December 1st, 2018

    See the latest flyers for some exciting events planned for El Bekal! Click here for more information.

  • February Ceremonial & Date Festival 2019

    October 17th, 2018

    Latest information for the February Ceremonial and Date Festival trip for 2019. Plan ahead, RSVP and mark your calendars! Click here for more information.

  • Rose Parade Float Decorating

    October 19th, 2018

    Read the latest release regarding the Rose Parade Float decorating. Click here for more information.

  • Latest El Bekalans

    Nov 1st, 2018

    Download the latest edition of our Shrine's newsletter, The El Bekalan. Click on the link below to see our collection of El Bekalan newsletters. 

    See the November 2018 El Bekalan
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Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Mexico that provide specialized care for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.

Eligibility for care is not based on financial need or relationship to a Shriner.

If you know of a child Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, please call our toll-free patient referral line:

In the U.S.: 1-800-237-5055


In Canada: 1-800-361-7256

Click here to see how you can help Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Shriners International The Greatest Fraternity and Philanthropy In The World

fratlogocolorThe Shriners Fraternity Mission Statement

The Mission of the Shriners is to be:

** The Premiere Fraternal Organization for men of good character.

** Committed to providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie.

** Fostering self improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement.

** Serving mankind through the resources of its great philanthropy, the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Click here to learn more

El Bekal Shrine 2018 Illustrious Potentate Larry Griffin

Decorating a Rose Parade float is a truly unique experience. The culmination of a year-long process of concept, design, construction, surfacing, and finishing, floral decoration is the final step in the process of making our creative vision come to life. Float decoration happens on Saturdays in December and goes into overdrive beginning December 26 with decorating occurring 15 hours a day through December 31. It is the largest floral event in the world.

el bekal float decorate

The Tournament of Roses requires that all surfaces of every float be completely covered in organic material. The painstaking process of decorating a Rose Parade float involves hours of applying crushed, ground, chopped, or trimmed seeds, bark, rice, beans, and dried leaves, stems, and flowers to the float surface. White glue and hot clear glue are the fixatives used to adhere the dry materials to the surfaces of the float. Everything is done by hand. Live floral material, flowers, and roses are the last items to be used in the decorating process. The application of live flowers and floral material usually occurs beginning December 28.

The Shriners Hospitals for Children entry in the Rose Parade is decorated by volunteers. It is one of several floats that use volunteers in the decorating process. In 2016 and 2018, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Rose Parade float won the coveted Tournament Volunteers trophy for best design and decoration for floats 35 feet and under. For the 2019 Rose Parade, the Shriners Hospitals for Children entry is 45 feet in length, stands 22 feet tall, has 12 riders and 12 outwalkers, and is titled “Fezzy’s Garden of Hope and Healing.”

The Shriners Hospitals for Children 2019 Rose Parade Float Decorating Volunteer Registration Page is now live! If you would like to decorate our float entitled, “Fezzy’s Garden of Hope and Healing”, please click on one of the links below and follow the directions:

If you are accessing the Internet from within the Shriners Hospitals for Children network:

https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/rose-bowl-parade-volunteer-registration

If you are accessing the Internet on your phone or from outside the Shriners Hospitals for Children network you may also use this URL:

www.ShrinersRoseParadeFloat.org

Please note that Volunteer Registration is free and does require a valid e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address. All rules, regulations, requirements and details are included in the registration process and the confirmation e-mail that each registered volunteer receives. Please read everything.

Thank you for volunteering to help decorate our float for the 2019 Rose Parade!

 

Aaron J. Hanson
Director of Development
Shriners for Children Medical Center
909 S. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Office: 626-389-9566
Cell: 213-503-6586
E-mail: aahanson@shrinenet.org

 

 

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