Shriners Youth Conference Holds Court on Northbank

Shown is Rabia Temple #8 youth, 1st Place winners of the Drill Competition winners.  

This past weekend Hundreds of Shriners ascended on downtown Jacksonville for The Desert of Florida’s (Desert of Florida (DOF) Youth Department, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its Jurisdictions (A.E.A.O.N.M.S.), Inc., annual Desert Conference and Gala Day. The event allows members from across the State of Florida to conference, conduct business and fellowship with one another. One important aspect of the event is the Youth Conference. Mentors work with the youth throughout the year so they can meet others in the organization and participate in activities used to enhance their growth and development.  Approximately 63 youth were in attendance from the following clubs: Rabia Temple #8 and Rabia Court #25 Youth Club, Jacksonville, FL; Harram Temple #23 and Harram Court #96 Youth Club, Tampa, FL; Osiris Temple #67 Youth Club, Melbourne, FL; Ahmed Court #134 Youth Club, Tallahassee, FL; Kazah Temple 149 and Kazah Court 117, Miami, FL and Haggai Temple and Haggai Court #172 Youth Group, Pensacola, FL.  At the conference, youth participate in team building exercises; compete in dance performances, drill competitions, exercise walk in addition to a visit to the Jacksonville City Council Office.

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