Congratulations goes out to our Public Relations, Cactus Editor, Facebook Administrator and all around talented individual, Rocky Hayes on earning Honorable mention in the 2021 Dromedary Awards for our Facebook page facebook.com/ElRiadShriners. I know Rocky really wants to be a winner in all these categories (Magazine, Websites, Email Communications, Facebook & Instagram) and he will continue to strive to be the best!  Thanks for all your efforts, they truly are appreciated.

There is a problem with the Potentate’s email getting hacked, sometimes referred to as “phishing”. Please know that I will NEVER send out an email asking for gifts cards or related items. The only emails you will get from me are potentate@elriad.com or leskruse@icloud.com. So check the email address, and from whom the message was sent, and if it does not read exactly as the two above, delete the email!

This Cactus may arrive before the fall ceremonial on November 6. We are looking forward to having another successful ceremonial this year. Thanks to all involved in making it a success! 

Speaking of successes, there have been many successful and interesting times in all of our El Riad units and clubs. However, we don’t know about many of them, because their unit/club does not have an article in the Cactus. Please consider writing an article about your unit in the Cactus. How are the new Shriners going to know about your unit/club, if they don’t see anything about you?  Let’s get a head start on next year by writing that article now, for the next Cactus. Submit articles to Rocky at cactus@elriad.com. Thank You!

We have events taking place in November, the Sadie Hawkins Dance on November 19, Dance Club on November 12, and the Thanksgiving Eve Party on November 24. Come on out and be thankful for all the fun in ‘21!