Have Fun in ’21

Have Fun in ’21

The summer season is upon us and that means it is also parade season! Seven units already flexed their parade muscles as the Motor Corps, Sprint Cars, Rickshaws, Steel Drum, Fife & Drum, Clowns, and Horse Corps participated in the Loyalty Days Parade held in...
Spring Ceremonial & Ladies Luncheon

Spring Ceremonial & Ladies Luncheon

The 288th Ceremonial of the 133rd Year of El Riad Shrine Temple took place on May 1. This Spring Ceremonial was dedicated to Noble Richard “Rich” Osvog. We had 24 Nobles created that day under Illustrious Sir, Les Kruse. Our Ladies had their own luncheon where First...
Getting to the Point: Al Zahn, PP

Getting to the Point: Al Zahn, PP

The Cactus Interview Al Zahn El Riad Shrine 2020 Potentate Hometown: Worthing, S.D. When I left the population was less than 400 and now it’s over 1,000. While living there I was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department, charter member of the Jaycees, volunteer and...
Have Fun In ’21! May 2021

Have Fun In ’21! May 2021

On May 1, we held our first full day ceremonial in over a year and it was a great day to be an El Riad Shrine Noble and Lady. Lady Gloria and I would like to thank all the participants for attending. A tip of the fez goes out to the Potes Aides, the Chief of Staff and...
New Captain of the Guard Paul Berndt

New Captain of the Guard Paul Berndt

Paul Berndt is the new Captain of the Guard of the Divan. Paul has been living in the Sioux Falls area since 2006. Before that Aberdeen and Dell Rapids.  Paul has been in the technology field for most of his career, graduating from Southeast Technical Institute with...
Getting to the Point: Heather Nagel

Getting to the Point: Heather Nagel

The Cactus Interview Heather Nagel El Riad Shrine Venue Coordinator Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD What keeps you in Sioux Falls? My love for this city, and the kind people in it, as well as all it offers to those of us who live here. The entertainment, restaurants, parks,...
Have Fun In ’21! April 2021

Have Fun In ’21! April 2021

In addition to our Dance Club on Friday night, the El Riad Shrine also had a successful event on March 13, at the Shrine. Hats off to the Fife & Drum unit for hosting their St Patty’s Day Beer Pong Tournament. All 64 teams participated and several non-playing...
Have Fun In ’21! March 2021

Have Fun In ’21! March 2021

With the vaccines now reaching more and more of our fellow Nobles, our calendars are starting to fill up, and events are taking shape. We sincerely hope vaccine and immunity means that the second half of our Shrine year will be back to “normal”. While it is not yet...