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...
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...