Irem Shrine is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. It was the 71st Shrine Temple chartered by Imperial Council, this took place at Nantasket, Massachusetts during the Imperial Session of 1895. Irem began with 54 charter members and as of 1995 had 8600 nobles.
Shriners offers men and their families an opportunity to meet new friends who have similar interests. There are 191 Shrine Temples, or chapters, located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama. Informal Shrine Clubs are located around the world.