Taking the Extra Step…October 2020

Taking the Extra Step…October 2020

What’s your “why”? A question John (Hank) Schuety asked the Clowns when he was Big Clown. Why are you a Shriner? Why did you join the Clown Unit or any Unit? Why do you go to the Unit meetings? Why do you work at Shrine events? Why do you go to the Stated Meetings? A...
2020 Shrine Football Game Banquet

2020 Shrine Football Game Banquet

Augustana Vikings Head Coach, Jerry Olszewski, joins our 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Football Game Patient Ambassadors, Jaxon and Jeren, during our football game banquet. Our Potentate, members of the football committee, Divan and other Shriners welcomed the...
Taking the Extra Step…September 2020

Taking the Extra Step…September 2020

When is your bedtime? Do you know? How has your routine changed since March? Has your wardrobe changed since the beginning of Covid-19? What time do you change out of your jammies, or do you? A lot of questions that necessarily can’t be answered, or...
Above & Beyond: Roger Risty

Above & Beyond: Roger Risty

Roger became a Mason in the spring of 1978 being raised in Mt. Rushmore lodge 220. He then joined Naja Shrine in the summer of 1978. Roger then moved to Sioux Falls in the Spring of 1986 and joined Unity Lodge Sioux Falls and El Riad Shrine. As a member of the El Riad...
Meet Your New Outer Guard

Meet Your New Outer Guard

Bill Thompson is the new Outer Guard of the Divan. If you don’t know him, get to know him. He is a great guy. Bill was born in Grinnell, Iowa and has lived in Nebraska and now South Dakota. Right after high school, Bill went into the Marine Corps. After the military,...
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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