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…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...
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...
But for the Shrine…September 2019

But for the Shrine…September 2019

The seasons must be changing now that our summer Midwest Shrine Association session has come and gone. El Riad had a strong turnout of nobles and ladies attend the events in Aberdeen in early August, and we had the highest number of participants as is typical for our...
But for the Shrine…August 2019

But for the Shrine…August 2019

The sun shines bright in the summer as does the El Riad Shrine. It’s parade season, and time for our many units and clubs to show off and do what they do best – proudly represent our temple to the many communities both inside and outside of our realm. What a great way...

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