2019–2020 Imperial Potentate Jeffrey L. Sowder and First Lady Cheryl Sowder
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.
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Recent Blog Articles
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...
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...
Congratulations to Potentate Al Zahn and the rest of our 2020 Divan! Photos by Shutterbugs Collin Mckenzie and Jeff Smith
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...
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...
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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