Well, April was circus month! To start it all off the Big Bend Shrine Club in Chamberlain had four great shows. Everything there ran smooth with lots of great volunteers helping. Then the circus moved to Sioux Falls for nine great shows. Again, the Shriners, volunteers and circus committee did a great job as always! Last stop for April was Mitchell. The Corn Palace Shrine Club had six great shows to round up our April Circus schedule. El Riad has always showed up big and helped make the circus a great show for our audience. Thanks to all the Shriners, volunteers and these circus committee members for all working together to have another successful year for El Riad!

Moving into May we will all be busy again! Spring Ceremonial will be May 6 so please come out and support our new nobles and take part in this important Temple celebration. We will again have a few changes to the day to speed it up a bit and give us more time to get to know our new nobles. Watch the Schedule for these adjustments.

Chamberlain Circus Volunteers. Photo by Peter Hauff

May 13 will be the patients screening clinic so Chairman Roger Risty and the other members of our Hospital Team will be helping.

May 20 will be our Annual Hospital Day trip to the Twin Cities Shrine Hospital. Please sign up to go, we hope to fill two busloads for the trip again this year!

Please save the date for the Potes Parade in Garretson, SD, which will be June 17. Please plan to attend this great day for El Riad. It’s always fun to get together for one big parade each year.

Lots of things going on as always!

Thanks to all for your help!

Jim Burma Jr.
2017 Potentate
El Riad Shrine