Taking the Extra Step…March 2020

Taking the Extra Step…March 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 something they see in their team...
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...
But for the Shrine…November 2019

But for the Shrine…November 2019

Time flies when you’re having fun, and there was fun to be had in October for El Riad. TEAM EL RIAD had a great showing and a lot of fun at the 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children PGA golf tournament in Las Vegas. 23 nobles along with spouses, family and friends made...
But for the Shrine…October 2019

But for the Shrine…October 2019

Our people are what makes El Riad strong and successful. There are so many to thank for their hard work at doing just that in the many activities since our last issue of the Cactus. In August, the Central States Shrine Association (CSSA) held their annual summer...
48th Annual El Riad Shrine Football Game

48th Annual El Riad Shrine Football Game

The 48th Annual El Riad Shrine Football Game was on September 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with the Augustana Vikings playing the Wayne State Wildcats at Kirkeby-Over Stadium in Sioux Falls, SD.Ayisha was our Shriners Hospitals for Children Patient Ambassador and Kevin...

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