All 2020 Circuses Cancelled

All 2020 Circuses Cancelled

by Aaron Neiman, 2019-20 Circus Chairman Nobles of El Riad, I have the unfortunate duty as Circus Chairman to inform you that due to COVID-19 all circuses for El Riad have been canceled for 2020.  We had been working diligently with the Arena staff and were beginning...
Taking the Extra Step…June/July 2020

Taking the Extra Step…June/July 2020

In the May Cactus the highlights definitely were the Unit and Club articles. A BIG THANK YOU to all UNITS and CLUBS who took the time to write an article and let our Shrine know what you’re doing. Please keep the articles coming and continue to BRAG about what you’re...
Meet Your New Outer Guard

Meet Your New Outer Guard

Bill Thompson is the new Outer Guard of the Divan. If you don’t know him, get to know him. He is a great guy. Bill was born in Grinnell, Iowa and has lived in Nebraska and now South Dakota. Right after high school, Bill went into the Marine Corps. After the military,...
Taking the Extra Step…May 2020

Taking the Extra Step…May 2020

When I was a young Shriner I found the Shrine was not user friendly. The units I had interest in prohibited me from joining due to strict bylaws. The bylaws said you had to attend a certain number of parades to maintain membership with that unit. My job was six days a...
Taking the Extra Step…April 2020

Taking the Extra Step…April 2020

“Due to the uncertainty of future cancellations we have omitted the calendar of events and upcoming events in this issue of the Cactus. When we are certain that an event will take place, we will send an eblast to inform everyone.” Illustrious Sir, Al Zahn El...

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