News 2021

13 February

Annual Meeting


With the announcement of the German government of the extension of the Covid-19 restrictions already in place we found it necessary to move the Annual Meeting of Emirat Shrine Center to the Zoom Video Conferencing Platform.

We have tried to get Shriners International to grant us a special dispensation to allow Emirat Shrine to conduct the Emirat Shrine Annual Meeting with elections via Zoom. They have not approved the special dispensation as Shriners International and Temple Bylaws require paper ballots.

The only solution was that Emirat Shrine will conduct their Annual Meeting via Zoom so we could approve our budget and the rest of the annual reports that need to be approved. We will conduct the elections at sometime in the future when the restrictions are reduced and we can conduct face to face meetings again.

We are all disappointed that we could not meet face to face and enjoy fun and fellowship of each other, but hopefully brighter days are ahead of us and we can enjoy each other’s company soon. The safety of all of the Nobles, Ladies and Families far outweigh us having a face to face meeting and running the risk of getting infected.

08 May
Spring Ceremonial 2021

It`s so sad but we must again cancel our Emirat Shrine Spring Ceremonial due to the current Covid-19 restrictions.


We will continue to plan for a ceremonial, hoping that we can have one in the coming months.

04 July - 08 July
147th Imperial Session

Our Potentate Ill. Sir Ward Williamson presented a donation of $ 10`000 to Shriners Hopsitals for Children at the 147th Imperial Session of Shriners International in Houston, Texas. What a proud moment for Emirat Shrine!

10 July
Emirat Special Ceremonial, Rome, Italy

Just back from Houston, Texas, our Ill. Sir Ward Williamson created 20 new Nobles for Emirat Shrine in Rome, Italy. It was also the founding event for our newest Shrine Club the "Emirat Shrine Roma", our second Shrine Club in Italy.

Well done dear Nobles...!

31 July
Emirat Special Ceremonial, Catania, Sicily, Italy

What a great event!!


Our Potentate Ill. Sir Ward Williamson together with our Recorder & Past Potentate Ill. Sir Paul Curran created a lot of new Nobles for Emirat Shrine in Catania, Sicily, Italy. It was also the founding event for our newest Shrine Club the "Sicily Shrine Club", which is now our third Shrine Club in Italy.