Taking the Extra Step…October 2020

Taking the Extra Step…October 2020

What’s your “why”? A question John (Hank) Schuety asked the Clowns when he was Big Clown. Why are you a Shriner? Why did you join the Clown Unit or any Unit? Why do you go to the Unit meetings? Why do you work at Shrine events? Why do you go to the Stated Meetings? A...
2020 Shrine Football Game Banquet

2020 Shrine Football Game Banquet

Augustana Vikings Head Coach, Jerry Olszewski, joins our 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Football Game Patient Ambassadors, Jaxon and Jeren, during our football game banquet. Our Potentate, members of the football committee, Divan and other Shriners welcomed the...
Taking the Extra Step…September 2020

Taking the Extra Step…September 2020

When is your bedtime? Do you know? How has your routine changed since March? Has your wardrobe changed since the beginning of Covid-19? What time do you change out of your jammies, or do you? A lot of questions that necessarily can’t be answered, or...
Taking the Extra Step…August 2020

Taking the Extra Step…August 2020

June and July are gone…how can that happen??? We were hunkered down hiding from Covid-19 and just like magic…August appeared. The month of June was pretty much that…hunkered down and very little Shrine activity to be seen.  On June 23, Oriental Guide...
Above & Beyond: John Archer

Above & Beyond: John Archer

Nobles and Ladies, this month we want to shine the spot light on a man who has mastered the art of maximizing the time given to him every day. Don’t confuse this last statement with being on time…I’m just saying he gets more done in a day for more people than I think...
Big Week for Deserving Brother

Big Week for Deserving Brother

Imagine with me traveling back to June 29, 1950 and attend Lodge at Sheridan Lodge #0008 of Sheridan, WY. You would have been a witness to the raising as a Master Mason of Lloyd Kenneth Salisbury. We affectionately know him as Ken these days and we were able to give...
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...
Above & Beyond: Roger Risty

Above & Beyond: Roger Risty

Roger became a Mason in the spring of 1978 being raised in Mt. Rushmore lodge 220. He then joined Naja Shrine in the summer of 1978. Roger then moved to Sioux Falls in the Spring of 1986 and joined Unity Lodge Sioux Falls and El Riad Shrine. As a member of the El Riad...
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,...

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