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El Riad Shrine, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We would love for you to become a part of our philanthropic fraternity.

Be a Shriner now!

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief.

Rent Our Facility

El Riad Shrine has first class facilities available to rent for both our shriners (at a reduced rate) and also for general public.

Shrine Events

Our units and clubs host many events that are open to the public while also organizing fundraisers for ways to earn money for our shrine and philanthropy.

2019–2020 Imperial Potentate Jeffrey L. Sowder and First Lady Cheryl Sowder

2019–2020 National Patient Ambassadors

This is My Moment tells the stories of Madelyn and Cristian, Shriners Hospitals for Children 2019-2020 national patient ambassadors.


When Madelyn, 19, was born, doctors told her family she was beautiful, healthy, tiny — and born without her left arm. Her journey with Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis began when she was just 3 months old. During her childhood, she used prosthetics, mainly for balance, and occupational therapy at the hospital helped her to function and interact in the world.


Cristian, 18, was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. For several years, his parents had difficulty finding doctors who understood how best to help him. That changed in 2012, when a Shriner referred him to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Cristian was 13 when he had the surgery that he says changed his life and gave him hope, at Shriners for Children Medical Center.


Read the latest issue of our Cactus magazine.

Upcoming Events

  1. Chanters “Rock The Shrine”

    February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  2. Highlanders Pipe & Drum Meeting

    February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Fife & Drum Corp Monthly Meeting

    February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Sprint Cars Monthly Meeting

    February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Chanters Weekly Rehearsal

    February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Upcoming Event Posters

Please click on each poster below to enlarge the image. Hope to see you at these shrine events!

If you have any questions, please call the shrine office at (605) 336-1117 or email

Recent Blog Articles

Taking the Extra Step…March 2020

Taking the Extra Step…March 2020

First, thank you to all Nobles for our successful Cash Calendar fundraising event. Past Potentate Rick Daniels presented this fundraising idea in 2003 when he was Potentate. For 17 years it continues to raise money for our operating costs. This doesn’t happen by...

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Taking the Extra Step…February 2020

Taking the Extra Step…February 2020

Thank you for the honor to be your Potentate of the El Riad Shrine Temple for 2020. I am very humbled and will do my best to serve the Nobility of this Temple. Thank you to our newest past potentate (PP), Illustrious Sir John Whitelock, for his dedication to our...

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But for the Shrine…December 2019/January 2020

But for the Shrine…December 2019/January 2020

Time flies when you’re having fun. The years have flown by for me, and now is the time to step aside and welcome a new El Riad leadership for 2020 and years to come. But, what a way to finish my role as Potentate than by having an outstanding ceremonial and bringing...

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Trailblazing Through Midco

Trailblazing Through Midco

Trailblazing is a state of mind at Midco as they believe in approaching challenges as adventures, embracing diversity and having the confidence to be genuine in all interactions. It’s an energizing way to approach life – and it is...

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2019 Fall Ceremonial

2019 Fall Ceremonial

Welcome to the fraternity and philanthropy, new Nobles and ladies! Our 286th Ceremonial of the 131st Year of El Riad Shrine Temple was dedicated to Noble Joe Alick Sr.Photos by Shelby DeVries and Steve Haase.

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