One of the various units established in Karem over the years was the Karem Motor Patrol Unit in the 1950's whose members rode Mustang Motorcycles. The unit has evolved into the present day Unit called the Karem Motor Escorts who ride Harley Davidson and Honda Gold Wing motorcycles.
The Karem Motor Escorts Unit is a patriotic, uniformed, military styled motorcycle unit with strict detail to appearance and professional riding abilities.
The motorcycles are individually bought, owned and maintained by each member. Membership requires all Unit members to strictly adhere to the Bylaws of Karem Shrine, the Motor Escort Bylaws, the Bylaws of the International Association of Shrine Motor Corp, and in Texas the Bylaws of the Texas Shrine Motor Patrol Association. Each state has a Shrine Center with a like Shrine Motorcycle Unit and they too must abide by the before mentioned Bylaws.
The duties of the Karem Motor Escorts consist of escorting, by invitation, parades, Shrine Circuses, dignitaries, special patriotic functions and for Memorial services for a deceased Master Mason.
For over 50 years, the Karem Motor Escort Unit consisted of members in Law Enforcement, Judges, Lawyers, Civic Leaders and Leaders of Industry and Commerce. All Shriners are Master Masons.
The purpose being, the support of the 22 Shriners Children's Hospitals located in the United State, Canada and Mexico. They provide the best burn care, orthopedic care, cleft pallet reconstruction and spinal cord treatement to children with no regards to race, color or creed.
We are a non-profit organization with a mission. We are The World's Greatest Philanthropy - The Shriner's Hospitals for Children.
Colonel - Johnny Price
Lt. Colonel - Dan Maxwell
Major/Secretary - Mike Burney
Quartermaster - Paul Cole
Recorder - Brad Betts
Chaplain - Larry McDonald
Assistant Chaplain - Richard Parker
Provost - Mike Watson