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...
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...
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...
Taking the Extra Step…May 2020

Taking the Extra Step…May 2020

When I was a young Shriner I found the Shrine was not user friendly. The units I had interest in prohibited me from joining due to strict bylaws. The bylaws said you had to attend a certain number of parades to maintain membership with that unit. My job was six days a...

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