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...
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...
Have Fun In ’21!

Have Fun In ’21!

The new Shrine year is here! The question on every Nobles mind is, what’s this new year going to bring? Are there going to be enough vaccines for everyone? Are the vaccines going to be delivered in a fast and efficient manner? How long before events and parades are...
Taking the Extra Step…December 2020/January 2021

Taking the Extra Step…December 2020/January 2021

As I started to write this article I looked at some past Cactus issues…and I said no…This is about the El Riad moving forward not looking back. Don’t get me wrong, we had a lot of outstanding events happen this year. We were blessed to have our Grand Master visit our...
Taking the Extra Step…November 2020

Taking the Extra Step…November 2020

More than once I’ve heard a Past Potentate say how hard it was to write the Cactus Article. Back then I thought to myself…why? How can that be? Especially when you’re writing about something you love…our Shrine. You have resources readily available from our past...
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...

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