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El Riad Shrine, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We would love for you to become a part of our philanthropic fraternity.

Be a Shriner now!

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief.

Rent Our Facility

El Riad Shrine has first class facilities available to rent for both our shriners (at a reduced rate) and also for general public.

Shrine Events

Our units and clubs host many events that are open to the public while also organizing fundraisers for ways to earn money for our shrine and philanthropy.

2020–2021 Imperial Potentate Jim Smith and First Lady Alice Smith

2020–2021 National Patient Ambassadors

Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children selects two National Patient Ambassadors to represent the health care system’s patients. We are proud to introduce our 2020-2021 National Patient Ambassadors Connor and Mia, and share their incredible stories.

Mia, 16, was born with a severe case of infantile idiopathic scoliosis. Her journey with Shriners Hospitals for Children began when she was 2. Mia’s treatments have included halo traction to gradually straighten and stretch her spine, as well as nearly 20 surgeries.
Connor, 14, was born with a bilateral incomplete cleft lip and complete cleft palate involving the hard and soft palate. Connor’s condition affects not only his teeth and his ability to eat, but also his speech, hearing, and social and emotional well-being.


Read the latest issue of our Cactus magazine.

Upcoming Events

  1. MSA, Regina

    August 13 - August 15
  2. Mystic Brewers Monthly Meeting

    August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Parker Flivvers Monthly Meeting

    August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Parker Shrine Club Monthly Meeting

    August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Dance Club Monthly Meeting

    August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upcoming Event Posters

Please click on each poster below to enlarge the image. Hope to see you at these shrine events!

If you have any questions, please call the shrine office at (605) 336-1117 or email

Recent Blog Articles

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,...

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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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Taking the Extra Step…April 2020

Taking the Extra Step…April 2020

"Due to the uncertainty of future cancellations we have omitted the calendar of events and upcoming events in this issue of the Cactus. When we are certain that an event will take place, we will send an eblast to inform everyone.” March is gone but not the madness....

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Taking the Extra Step…March 2020

Taking the Extra Step…March 2020

First, thank you to all Nobles for our successful Cash Calendar fundraising event. Past Potentate Rick Daniels presented this fundraising idea in 2003 when he was Potentate. For 17 years it continues to raise money for our operating costs. This doesn’t happen by...

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Taking the Extra Step…February 2020

Taking the Extra Step…February 2020

Thank you for the honor to be your Potentate of the El Riad Shrine Temple for 2020. I am very humbled and will do my best to serve the Nobility of this Temple. Thank you to our newest past potentate (PP), Illustrious Sir John Whitelock, for his dedication to our...

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