The Shrine Clown Unit was started by 18 members in 1967. The unit has receives many requests for appearances at parades,parties and charitable events.This unit was the first Shrine Clown Unit to perform skits for the Shrine Circus. Throughout the years the unit has won many awards by members in both individual and group competition in makeup skits, and parade competition at the ISCA and GLSCUA Conventions..
Membership in the Clown Unit is available to any member of Moslem Temple that is in good standing.
There is a $100 initiation fee to join and annual dues of $25 dollars. New members are encouraged to spend time talking to the members about the different type of clowns before purchasing a costume and makeup. Costume, wig and shoes vary in prices starting about $300 dollar and up.
There is a six month period for a tryout and six months for an apprentice with attendance of 50% of unit functions.
Our Units meets on the first Monday of each month, except July and August, at 7:00 pm for a business meeting and fellowship in our Unit Room at the Shrine Auditorium and Conference Center.
During the year we participate in parades throughout the Detroit area as well as picnics, parties and charitable events.
How to Join
Come to a business meeting at the Shrine Center; we meet on the first Monday of the month except in July and August. Contact the Unit Director or contact the Shrine Office at 248-569-2900.