Getting to the Point: Bruce Wallin

Getting to the Point: Bruce Wallin

Hometown: Sioux Falls What keeps you in Sioux Falls? Initially family kept me around as both my parents were from families of 13 children and had lots of “built in” friends who were a joy to be around…later in life, it was because of lifelong close school friends…then...
Have Fun in ’21! December/January

Have Fun in ’21! December/January

2021 was challenging, but very rewarding! I hope the Nobles of El Riad would express the same sentiment.  The year started out slow, with no Johnny Holm Dance, no ROCK the Shrine, no Cabin Fever, but, even though the St Patty’s Day Parade was cancelled, the Fife’s...
Have Fun In ’21! November 2021

Have Fun In ’21! November 2021

Congratulations goes out to our Public Relations, Cactus Editor, Facebook Administrator and all around talented individual, Rocky Hayes on earning Honorable mention in the 2021 Dromedary Awards for our Facebook page facebook.com/ElRiadShriners. I know Rocky really...
Getting to the Point: David L. Lewis

Getting to the Point: David L. Lewis

Hometown: I was born and raised in Sioux Falls, attended Mark Twain School and Patrick Henry Junior High. I then attended Shattuck School, in Faribault, MN, and graduated in 1968. Then, I attended USD and am a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Who was your Masonic...
Have Fun In ’21! October 2021

Have Fun In ’21! October 2021

The El Riad Shrine had another great Shrine gathering, at the Midwest Shrine Association in Sioux City, IA, August 12–14.   We have not experienced a hospitality room quite like what El Riad had at Stoney Creek Hotel in Sioux City. It was a very accommodating suite...
Broadie Hayward Donates $10,000

Broadie Hayward Donates $10,000

On September 10, El Riad Shrine was the gracious recipient of a $10,000 gift to the Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund from Brodie Hayward of Hayward Motorsports and B&H Contractors.   On hand to proudly accept the gift were Past Potentate Illustrious Sir Al...
Getting to the Point: Charles Brown

Getting to the Point: Charles Brown

Hometown: Dell Rapids, SD  What keeps you in Sioux Falls? Great city, great family, and great friends.  Who was your Masonic sponsor and why did you become a Master Mason? My Father Gay Brown. I was raised alongside my brother Kelly. We are Legacies as both our father...