2001 Suntide Road
Corpus Christi, Texas 78409
Welcome to the home of the Al Amin Shriners. Through our culture of philanthropy, we strive to make a profound difference for our brothers, our families, our communities, and our future. All Shriners are also members of the fraternity of Freemasons. Many of our local and national leaders throughout history and currently are Shriners and Masons, including former U.S. Presidents, astronauts, actors, and other prominent men. Al Amin Shriners in Corpus Christi has approximately 800 members.
Each year, we hold the Al Amin Shrine Circus that the public looks forward to. We have many events at our local Shrine Center including Charity Bingo, South Texas Opry, and our Al Amin Gun Show. In addition, we are a favorite venue for private events, including weddings and receptions, quinceaneras, birthday parties, and business meetings.
Al Amin Shrine Beginnings
The Al Amin Shrine was formed from the Coastal Bend Shrine Club of Alzafar Shrine in San Antonio. The charter was granted in 1973. Our first home was on Alameda in Corpus Christi. In 1980 the current building was completed. The Pavilion was added in the 1990’s. The Al Amin Shrine has six Shrine Clubs throughout South Texas. The Units range from the Clowns to Motorcycles to the Small Cars and many other units that are performing many services for the betterment of our community. The real heart of Al Amin Shrine is the Hospital Transportation Units and the Rio Grande Valley Out-Patient Clinics. It is through their efforts the children are transported to and from the hospitals in Houston and Galveston. It has had over the years a great history of serving the young children of South Texas and Northern Mexico in taking them to the hospitals for treatment.
Shriners believe in God and that He created man to serve His purpose, among which is service to others in His name.
We believe that care for the less fortunate, especially children who suffer burns and crippling diseases, is our institutional calling.
We are patriots, willing to serve our country with fidelity and courage. We cherish independence under law and freedom with responsibility.
We honor family. We respect our parents, wives and children. We should instill in our children the tenets of this creed, and the heritage from which it eminates.
As individuals we pledge ourselves to integrity, virtue and nobility of character. Our intentions will be honorable, our relations will be trustworthy and our spirits forgiving of each other.
As brothers we offer each other fraternal affection and respect. Together we will support each other in adherence to this creed, so that we and our communities will be better because of our fraternity and its principles.
As Shriners we look beyond ourselves to serve the needs of others, especially children who cannot help themselves. We believe Shriners Hospital to be the world's greatest philanthropy, and we covenant with each other to support its "temples of mercy" with spirit, time, talent and means.