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...
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...
Have Fun In ’21! September 2021

Have Fun In ’21! September 2021

Wow! The Pote’s Parade in Pipestone was everything I hoped for and dreamed it could be! The turnout of Shriners was amazing as nearly every unit and club was on the street. Speaking of streets, they were lined with crowds of people eager to see what these Shriners can...
Getting to the Point: Marv Lovro

Getting to the Point: Marv Lovro

Marv Lovro Hometown: Brookings, SD  What keeps you in Sioux Falls? Sioux Falls is a great place to live, my family, my Shrine, and my workplace. Who was your Masonic sponsor, when did you join, and why did you become a Master Mason? My Masonic Sponsor was Loren...
2021 Pote’s Parade

2021 Pote’s Parade

The 2021 El Riad Shrine Pote’s Parade honoring Illustrious Sir Les Kruse took place on Saturday, July 31, in Pipestone, Minnesota. We love how much support we had from the community! Photos by Pixel, Shelby...
Parker Hanson Update

Parker Hanson Update

We’re excited to share that the Parker Hanson story has a very happy ending! Lauren Elm, Marketing and Communications Manager at Shriners Children’s Twin Cities is happy to report that Parker came and picked up his new prosthetic arm today!! Not only did they...
Have Fun In ’21! August 2021

Have Fun In ’21! August 2021

Summertime is here and the events just keep happening!  “Having fun and helping kids” is one of our mottos, and we are trying to live up to it every chance we get. Take the example of the Last Call Band who performed at the McKennan Park band shell in front of an...
Getting to the Point: Matthew Gage

Getting to the Point: Matthew Gage

Matthew Gage Hometown: Sioux Falls What keeps you in Sioux Falls? I have lived in smaller towns and bigger cities and Sioux Falls just always called me home. Who was your Masonic sponsor, when did you join, and why did you become a Master Mason? John Archer, I became...
Meet Outer Guard:  Tony Bachman

Meet Outer Guard: Tony Bachman

Noble Tony Bachman aka “TonyB” was nominated by the Bridges to the Futures Committee and appointed by Potentate Les Kruse to serve as the Outer Guard on the El Riad Shrine Divan. Tony is a devoted Shriner and active in many facets of the Shrine, as you will read...
Getting to the Point: Steve Hauff

Getting to the Point: Steve Hauff

Steve Hauff Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa What keeps you in Sioux Falls? My family, my business and my friends. Sioux Falls is such a nicer place to live than Sioux City. My father asked me to move back to Sioux City 20 years ago, but I told him that Sioux Falls is more...