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by the Illustrious Sir Jim Burma, Jr.

ay was another busy month at El Riad. The Spring Ceremonial went off smoothly again this year under the direction of First Ceremonial Master, Jim Slater. Thanks to all that helped again, Ritualistic Unit, Directors Staff, Pote’s Aids, Culinary Unit, Provosts, Big Band, Chanters, Nobles, Divan and Ladies and many more. Without the complete team effort, none of what we do would be possible. Next up was our patent screening clinic. Thanks to Roger Risty and the entire kospital committee team for all they did. Special thanks to the entire team at Orthopedic Institute (OI) that made it possible for us to use their facility and the staff that helped us with our patients to ensure another great day. The Shrine Hospital Day Trip was on May 20 and led by Leo Baumgart along with others who accomplished a great visit to the Twin Cities Hospital. They had a great tour and enjoyed time to visit with the Twin Cities Hospital staff. Now on to things in June and July. Parade season is now upon us so please make sure you have your parade request forms into the office before you head out.



Maury Richard and I will be making the trip to Rapid City to take part in the South Dakota Grand Lodge Meetings from June 15–17. June 17 is the Pote’s All-Shrine Parade in Garretson, SD. Staging will begin about 9:00 a.m. and the parade step off will be about 10:15 with the parade starting 10:30. After the parade the Culinary Unit and Pote’s Aids are planning a nice oasis for us by the Garretson City Pool. More details to come please watch your emails for more updates. Then it’s circus time once again: June 22 in Worthington; June 23 in Yankton; and June 24 in Winner. Please drive down and help if you have the time or just stop and enjoy the circus if you can. All are great summer shows. July has us at home this year over the Independence Day holiday weekend for a nice change. Some of us will be in Daytona Beach, Florida, from July 8–13 for this year’s Imperial Sessions. Now is not too late to plan to attend the Midwest Shrine Association (MSA) meetings in Bloomington, MN, from August 17–19. Please call the office for more information. Lots going on again this summer please stay safe and have a fun summer! Thanks for all you do!

Jim Burma Jr. 2017 Potentate El Riad Shrine

Wednesday, June 14 • No Meeting in July 7:00 p.m. – El Riad Shrine

For the Purpose of Old and New Business Your Attendance is Urgently Requested WEAR YOUR FEZ — DOOR WILL BE TILED Attest: David Neiman, P.P., Recorder Yours in the Faith,

JIM BURMA, JR, Potentate EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota



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Shrine Office: 510 S. Phillips Ave., P.O. Box 1203, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1203 (605) 336-1117 • Fax (605) 336-3059 • (800) 477-3574 Office Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday



Classie Autos..................................................... 5 Ski Club.............................................................. 5 Steel Drum......................................................... 6 Ritualistic Unit................................................... 7 Culinary Unit...................................................34 Chanters..........................................................38 Fife & Drum.....................................................40 Clowns..............................................................41 Roadrunners...................................................44 Big Band..........................................................46


Pote’s All–Shrine Parade..................................10 El Riad Shrine Cup.............................................11 Shrine Family Day............................................18 Corn Palace Shrine Club Golf Tournament....19 Potentate’s Trip............................................... 20 Shrine Football Game...................................... 21 Glenn Miller Orchestra....................................22 Red, White & Blue Ball.................................... 23 Voices of Summer........................................... 39


Spring Ceremonial...................................24 – 25 Sioux Falls Circus......................................26 – 29 Chamberlain Circus........................................30


Notes from the Pote.......................................... 3 Spring Ceremonial Newest Nobles.................. 7 Calendar of Events.......................................8 – 9 Circus Supporters............................................ 12 Memorials & Contributions............................. 13 Black Camel...................................................... 13 Circus Thank Yous.................................... 14 – 16 Cash Calendar Winners.................................. 17 Cactus Supporters........................................... 17 Birthdays......................................................... 32 Donations and Memorials Contributions..... 36 $100 Million Dollar Club.................................. 37 Stated Meeting................................................ 42 Screening Clinic...............................................44 Contact List.....................................................45

On the Cover... In 2017, our Shrine Circuses were once again a tremendous hit with thousands of children of all ages. We are proud of our impressive volunteer numbers and excited to remind everyone the circus will return in 2018 and beyond! Photos by Josh Jurgens 4

Doug Kristensen, Marshall

Jim Burma, Jr., Potentate

Big Bend Shrine Club, Twin Lakes Shrine Club, Highlanders, Blast-N-Cast Club

Executive Committee Chairman

Don McCoy, Captain of the Guard

Brookings Shrine Club, Outhouse #1

Mark Richard, Outer Guard

Maury Richard, Chief Rabban

Rosebud Shrine Club, Mystic Brewers

Exec. Divan, Circus, Membership, Futures Comm., Pote’s Ball Chm., Football, El Riad By-Laws, Shrine Cup

Chris Karr, Chief of Staff

Ass’t. Chief of Staff, Pote’s Aides, Parades (Ceremonial, Midwest & Imperial)

Alan Machmiller, Assistant Chief of Staff George Hamilton, Chaplain Scott Denney, Temple Director

John Whitelock, Asst. Rabban

Exec. Divan, Circus, Membership, Futures Comm., Pote’s Ball, Corn Palace Hillbillies, Oriental Band, Fife & Drum, Ritualistic Unit, El Riad By-Laws

Southwest Minnesota Shrine Club

Leo Baumgart, 2nd Ceremonial Master

Reid Jensen, Membership Chairman Wade Behm, Membership Asst. Chairman Larry Miller, Circus Chairman Ken Ward, Football Chairman Ryan Simmons, Shrine Cup Chairman Leo Baumgart, Sportsman’s Classic Chairman Roger Risty, Shrine Hospital Seminars Chairman Randy Ingalls, Donor & Sponsor Relations Maury Richard, Pote’s Ball Chairman Les Kruse, Unit/Club Seminar Jeffy Wilkes, President, Roadrunners Gail Gustafson, Roadrunner Coordinator Rich Hagler & Ethan Jones, Masonic Relations Tom Johnson, Public Relations Dave Strum, Stop Burns Chairman Ike McDonnel, Rich Osvog, Jim Gould, Speakers Bureau Joel Baker, Building/Events Manager Gail Gustafson, Front Office Assistant Gary Smith, Unit & Club Support Rocky Hayes, Cactus Designer & Editor Josh Jurgens, Photographer-Shutterbugs Mark Richard, Cactus Advertising Sales

Board of Trustees

All articles or comments should be directed to the Editor at and advertising matters to the advertising sales manager at

Al Zahn, High Priest & Prophet

Exec. Divan, Hospital Comm., Futures Comm., Clowns, Roadrunners, Dance Club, Motor Corps, Golf Unit, Sprint Car Unit, Gopher Shrine Club

Dave Neiman, PP, Recorder

El Riad By-Laws, Executive Divan State Donor Relations

Bruce Wallin, PP, Treasurer Executive Divan

Les Kruse, Oriental Guide

Exec. Divan, Futures Comm., Lewis & Clark/Animal Unit, Chanters, Horse Corps, Provosts, Ski Club, Steel Drum Band, Outhouse Unit

Jim Slater, 1st Ceremonial Master

Exec. Divan/NV, Futures Comm., Spring Ceremonial, Classie Autos, Culinary Unit, Legion of Honor, Director’s Staff

Exec. Divan/NV, Futures Comm., Fall Ceremonial, Big Band, Rickshaws, Parker Shrine Club/ Flivvers, Worthing ton Shrine, Oaze Cycle Corps, Shutterbugs

David Neiman, PP, Chairman Tom Benz, PP Loren Eggebraaten, PP Edward Anstine, PP Charles Brown, PP

For information concerning Shriners Hospitals for Children, call (800) 237-5055. Printed by Leader Printing, Madison, S.D. • • JUNE/JULY 2017



by Aaron Zahn, Secretary

Featured Member

Name: Lowell Larson

Make/Model: 2009 Ford Mustang Convertible

How Long have you owned your classic? 8 years

The best thing about your classic?  People like it and it’s fun to use in the parade. Is this your first classic?  Yes

How long have you been a member of “Classie Autos”?   34 years as a Shriner and 9 years with the Classie Autos. What made you decide to join Classie Autos?   Was looking for a second great unit to join.

Any advice for someone looking to buy a classic car?   Buy one that is ready for the road.



by Tony Bachman

he El Riad Ski Club is not going dark this year during summer so we would like to invite you to be part of the Ski Club and our family-friendly social events. We are a social club which hosts a ski trip every year. We also provide the food, refreshment and merriment at the Wednesday bars in December. Our social schedule is family friendly and dues for membership are $20 for the year. If you would like to know more contact Tony at or call/text (605) 201-5998. Our next meeting is Wed., May 31 at 7 p.m. in El Riad Shrine…all are welcome.  

June Social Event

July Social Event

We’ll start with a 9-hole golf outing at Spring Creek Golf Course. Tee times begin at 1 p.m. and we’ve got seven tee times reserved. Contact Harland Danielsen at or call (605) 321-9091 for information or to reserve a tee time. Afterwards (about 3:00 p.m.), we’ll have social time and then a fish boil in a beautiful, open setting. Contact Shane Harris for information and for a food count at or call (605) 368-0024 to reserve a spot for golf and get more details on the fish boil. We need to know in advance who’s coming so we can have enough food.

We’re planning on having a picnic on Sunday, June 25, from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Isaak Walton League located on east edge of Sioux Falls. We will have clay pigeon competition, bean bag tournament, a full cash bar, food, and fun for your whole family. Contact Paul Maxwell at or call (605) 360-4882 for more details.   EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Isn’t it time you joined the



by Scribe Pro Tem

he Steel Drum has come out of hibernation on a roll. April was busy with what else but Circus, Circus, Circus. As you know our group has been deeply rooted in the Circus Committee with several of our members acting as past Circus Chairmen and our very own Larry “Fluff ” Miller acting as current chair. Our group is involved in varying aspects from ticket sales to finance. We are teamed with the Jobs Daughters to manage the Westside cotton candy and snow cone stand. We

We would also like to thank all our other Shrine Brothers for all their hard work in pulling off such a great event.”

would like to give a hearty shout out to the Jobies for all their hard work. We were able to manage the stand despite the fact that our chief management guru, Billy “One of a” Klein, was placed on injured reserve after the first day. For some of our members like Jim “Fridge” Collingwood it was a learning experience. “Fridge” was educated in the proper way to handle cash money. A lesson he will not soon forget. We would also like to thank all our other Shrine Brothers for all their hard work in pulling off such a great event. The Circus was followed by the Spring Ceremonial where our own Jim “Big Deal” Burma presided over his first ceremonial in excellent form. Sunday, May 7, brought the Band to Brandon for the Loyalty Day Parade. It was a beautiful day and what a crowd. This parade is billed as one of the largest in the state. We were well received as always. It may be that we have five members that are residents of this fair city. Our oasis for the day was provided by “Dwain” Backer and “Chip” Angerhofer. The food was excellent. The ribs literally fell off the bone and the refreshments were cold. The only thing missing was our brake drum. Does anyone really know where it is? Inquiring minds need to know and Billy “One of a” Klein wants to play it in future parades. The Bandbulance made her maiden voyage on this day and performed fabulously. We are also aware that one of our brothers, Todd Long, is running for Mayor of Brandon. His campaign slogan is “Make Brandon Smell Good Again”. Let’s give him all the support we can. Next up is our May golf outing on Thursday, May 11, 2017. We have a record number of golfers signed up. This tournament is run by Sid “Pede” Pederson as he has done since its outset and is held at River Ridge Golf Course in Garretson. Our steaks are provided by Ron Luke of the Garretson Food Center and are absolutely the best. If you didn’t make it to this event stay tuned for the September date. June 17 brings us back to Garretson for the Pote’s parade. This should be a great parade and day. 6


$100 and feel like a MILLION! For complete details see the form on page 37 or call Dave Neiman, PP at (605) 376-6745 or email • • JUNE/JULY 2017



by George Hahn, Secretary

our novices were created as El Riad Shriners at the Spring Ceremonial conducted on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Our lighting and sound technology worked extremely well. A few lines were dropped and inadvertently edited. However, on the whole, we graded ourselves a solid B+. We are the only ones who know what the blips were, but it is a matter of pride of performance. We perform for the Potentate and Divan, the Nobility, and for ourselves. The show was impressive to our new Nobles. Immediate Past Potentate, Tom Anderson, who had been away from the Ritualistic Unit for seven years since he progressed through the Divan to Pote, returned to do a part he had done before, 1st Ceremonial Master. In the dressing room, he put the costume on backwards, and it looked just fine to us. But, he fixed it and looked terrific. Lee Lewis did a commendable job as Potentate, a role he has done well before. Our Director, Richard Hagler, is seeking the Grand Lodge position of Sr. Grand Warden for South Dakota. Other Ritualistic Unit members, Terry Knutson is seeking the post of Grand Secretary/Treasurer of Grand Lodge and

DaNiel Wood is seeking Deputy Grand Master. We will have a sea of green unlike any other unit, including Virgil Anderson, Past Grand Master. Past Potentate, Del Kroon, is past Grand Secretary/Treasurer of the Grand Lodge. In addition, the Ritualistic Unit has two Past Potentates, Ill. Sirs. Del Kroon and Tom Anderson. The Inspired Charge, played by Joe Brown gave another fabulous performance. That is a reiteration of my last several reports. Joe picked it up another notch and out did himself. Emerging from the tomb to music entitled Song of the Desert by Ernst Reijseger & Mola Syla, an erotic contemporary cello piece. Noble Brown weaves a familiar tale about equality among people of all faiths. We are extremely fortunate to have professional stage, lighting and sound unit members: Andy Harries, Steve Haase, Scott Nesbit, Garret Hansen, Bruce Crawford, and Scott Denney. Very few Shrine Temples have live music as we do, with the El Riad Chanters and the El Riad Band. Our ceremonial would not be the same without these units.



November 11! James Harlyn Dewey Sponsor: Harland Danielsen 

Kevin Michael Donlin Sponsor: Richard Ericsson

Jerome L. “Jerry” Larsen Sponsor: Richard Ericsson

Matthew W. Leiss Sponsor: Mark Leesch

Thank you to everyone who made our Spring Ceremonial a success.”

EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

















Clowns 5 p.m. Social; 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting Oriental Band 7 p.m.


5 Fife & Drums Corps 7:30 p.m. Highlanders 6 p.m. B&E & Board Meetings Cactus Deadline


6 Chanters 7 p.m. Lewis & Clark 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. dinner Rickshaws 6 p.m. Twin Lakes Shrine Club 7 p.m.

12 Highlanders 6 p.m. Glenn Miller Orchestra

13 Blast & Cast 7 p.m. Chanters 7 p.m. Classic Autos 7 p.m. Hillbillies 7 p.m. Sprint Cars 6:30 p.m.

7 Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Legion of Honor 7 p.m.

Brookings Shrine Club 7 a.m. @ Perkins Oriental Band 7 p.m. Steel Drums 6:30 p.m.

14 Flag Day Masonic Motor Club 6 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Stated Meeting

15 Director’s Staff 7 p.m. Oriental Band 7 p.m. Steel Drum 6:30 p.m.

All-Shrine Parade – Garretson

Grand Lodge


19 Father’s Day Fife & Drum Corps 7:30 p.m. Highlanders 6 p.m. Mystic Brewers 7 p.m.

25 Family Day at the Zoo



26 Highlanders 6 p.m.


Chanters 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4-10 p.m. Dance Club 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Parker Flivvers 6:30 p.m. Motor Corps 7 p.m. Nobles Birthday Party

27 Chanters 7 p.m. Sprint Cars 6:30 p.m. Provosts 7 p.m.

22 Corn Palace Hillbillies 6:30 p.m. Steel Drum 6:30 p.m. Worthington Circus

28 Shutterbugs 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Last Call Rock Band Rehearsals 7 p.m.


23 Yankton Circus

24 Horse Corps Winner Circus


Oriental Band 7 p.m. • • JUNE/JULY 2017









3 Fife & Drums Corps 7:30 p.m. Highlanders 6 p.m.


4 Independence Day – Closed

10 Highlanders 6 p.m.

5 Cactus Deadline Boondockers 7 p.m. Legion of Honor 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m.

11 Blast & Cast 7 p.m. Chanters 7 p.m. Classic Autos 7 p.m. Hillbillies 7 p.m. Sprint Cars 6:30 p.m.









Oriental Band 7 p.m. Clowns 5 p.m. Social; 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting

12 Masonic Motor Club 6 p.m. Motor Corps 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m.


13 Oriental Band 7 p.m. Steel Drum 6:30 p.m. Brookings Shrine Club 7 a.m. @ Perkins

Dance Club

Imperial Session – Daytona, Florida


17 Fife & Drum Corps 7:30 p.m. Highlanders 6 p.m. Mystic Brewers 7 p.m. B&E & Board Meetings



Chanters 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Dance Club 7 p.m. NO Stated Meeting Parker Flivvers 6:30 p.m.

24 Highlanders 6 p.m.



25 Chanters 7 p.m. Sprint Cars 6:30 p.m. Provosts 7 p.m.

26 Shutterbugs 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Last Call Rock Band Rehearsals 7 p.m.

20 Steel Drum 6:30 p.m. Oriental Band 7 p.m. Director’s Staff 7 p.m.

27 Oriental Band 7 p.m. Steel Drum 6:30 p.m. Corn Palace Hillbillies 6:30 p.m.


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SUPPORTERS Reported as of April 7, 2017. Our thanks to these Nobles for buying their circus coupons for the kids! It’s not too late to support our circus — our largest fraternal fundraiser. If you haven’t returned your coupons and donation please take a moment and do so now. Additional donors will be listed in the next issue of the Cactus. Thank you for your support!

Robert Adams Matt Adams Patrick Ahl Joe Alick Tony Bachman James Baker Brian Baker Ken Bashore Kendig Bergstresser II Russell Blanchard Tim Boysen Ron Brandt Dennis Brierly Robert Bucknell Jr.


Tim Cadwell Jerry Chaon Roger Coon Doug Costar Cole Crittenden James Dewey Dave Duncan Dale Erickson Mark Fodness Dr. Wayne Freese Joe Greve Mike Gribb William Gunther George Hamilton Steven Hansen

Robert Hartman Darvin Hendriks Eric Hendriks George Jorgensen Dennis Klein Jason Klocker Brian Lansdown Roger Larson Donald Laurila Dean Lerdal Marvin Lovro Don Maxon Don McCoy Lonnie Merriman Leon Messler

David Murphy Tracy Nitch Kyle Orth William Pay Mike Petterson Jim Pfeifer Michael Renken Steven Rindsig Terry Roisum Fred Schilmoeller Brian Schultz Richard Severson Jeffrey Smith Ken Steele David Stoterau

Jerry Stubbe Roger Thompson Robert Turner Jon Tveidt Doug Voss Donald Wendt Bruce Wentzel Brad Wilkens David Wilson Avery Zahn Larry Zikmund • • JUNE/JULY 2017


CONTRIBUTIONS TRANSPORTATION FUND: In Memory of Boyce Smith by Philip & Jacquelin Blackford

License Decals by Brad Vostad

In Memory of Larry Nielsen by Joppa Lodge No. 120

Donations by Boyce Law Firm, LLP Al & Du Zahn Family Armour Star Chapter No. 64


In Memory of Jackie DeVaney by Pam & Jim Pfeifer In Memory of Donald D. Kelley by Marty Roach In Memory of Karen Sedio by Lois & Kelly Brown

In Memory of Margarete Luitjens by Leroy Luitjens Donations by Dave “Cotton” Saunders Leroy Luitjens


In Memory of Charles Benson by Ryan Rollinger

In Memory of Tom Merry by Lois & Kelly Brown In Memory of Mareileen Benson by Lois & Kelly Brown

In Honor of Robert Iverson by El Riad Clowns



EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

BLACK CAMEL WARREN JONES Sioux Falls May 4, 1927 – March 8, 2017 Created November 4, 1967 We are sorry to say that Nobles sometimes pass away without our acknowledgement. As they are Brothers, they are due the recognition of their passing. Please assist in notifying the Temple when a Noble expires. Phone (605) 336-1117 or email



THANK YOUS Dear Shriners, Thank you for the tickets to the circus. The residents had a wonderful time! Also, thank you for assisting us getting them into the arena and back to the bus. —Lou Clarey, Primrose Retirement Communities On behalf of Bethany Meadows and Bethany Home in Brandon I wanted to thank you for the circus tickets. Our residents had a great time. All the Shriners were very helpful with finding adequate seating for our residents and making sure we were comfortable. We will be back next year! —With thanks, Bethany Activities Team I just wanted to thank you for donating circus tickets to SBH clubhouse. Members would not have been able to attend without your generosity. Many of them had not gone to the circus for years or at all during their life. We are grateful for your service to us and our community. —Sincerely, Dear Shriners & businesses, Thank you once again for donating circus tickets for our 2nd grade class. Every year, it is a joy to see their faces when the circus begins – they LOVE it! We appreciate all that you do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! —Mrs. Bobbie Mauren, 2nd grade teacher Springfield Public School From Central Lyon, Rock Rapids, Iowa (tickets purchased by area businesses): Thank you for providing the circus for us. Thank you for helping little kids in the hospital. You save a lot of lives. Thank you for helping the little boy who got lost. By the way, you sang the national anthem great! My favorite acts of the circus were the guy getting shot out of the cannon and the elephants. The toy elephant joke was pretty funny. It was a blast! —Sincerely, Thomas Thank you for the ticket to the circus. It was very nice of you to by me a ticket. I really enjoyed watching the trapeze artists and the dancers. I like the dancers because I’m in dance. I like the trapeze artists because I like to swing. But I thought the whole circus was awesome. —Sincerely, Auna


Thank you for my ticket. I loved the acts. The lights were very bright. I loved the tiger act. The tigers were so cute. I wish I could join the circus some day. —Sincerely, Sawyer Thank you for the ticket to the circus. This was my first time being to a circus. I loved watching all the amazing acts. I liked the acrobats. I also liked the clown with the whistle. All of the acts were amazing. —Sincerely, Liza Dear Shriners, thank you for the circus ticket. It was super fun and amazing. I like the theme and costumes. My favorite act was the cannon. It was awesome and loud. Can you tell the guy he has nice hair? —Sincerely, Oliver Thank you Shriners! Your show was AMAZING. I can’t thank you enough for the ticket and the show. It was fantastic! The tricks I liked the most were all of them. They were all so good I couldn’t decide. —Sincerely, Jashwun I really enjoyed the free ticket. I bet you worked all year to train. It was awesome. I like the dancing trapeze. I thought that man would never do a triple sommersault but he did! I want to go back next year. —Sincerely, Drew Thanks for the ticket. The acts were awesome. The concessions were good, so were the hot dogs. My favorite act was when the people did flips off the swing. —Sincerely, Jayme Thank you for letting Central Lyon enjoy your circus! I really liked it. I liked the toys and food. My favorite act was the dancers. I also enjoyed the trapeze artists. I liked the flips too. My favorite dancers were the three Russian girls. Thank you so much! —Sincerely, Aubrey • • JUNE/JULY 2017

We appreciate all that you do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

Thank you for putting together the circus for us. It must be a lot of practicing to preform. I’ve never been to a circus and it was amazing. Thank you for my ticket. My favorite part was the tiger act. My favorite tiger was the white one. I thought it was funny when they rolled over. —Sincerely, Madilyn Dear Shriners, Thank you for the tickets. The show was outstanding! I liked when the pig pushed the little piglet in the stroller. The cannon was cool and very loud. I liked the guy that was spinning the board with his feet. The air trio was cool how the guy did the triple front flip! —Your friend, Weston I am so thankful that you let us come and enjoy the circus. It was an amazing and awesome show. I loved the cotton, I bought 3 bags!!! The pigs were adorable to see!!!! The tigers were so cute!!!!! The dancers were unbelievable!!! —Sincerely, Julian Thank you for purchasing our tickets to the Shrine Circus. I had a fabulous time! My favorite act was the air trio. It was their 1st performance, WOW! I’m a dancer but they blew me away! I got a balloon monkey. I have to keep it hidden in my room because my siblings love it too. The pigs were hilarious! Old McDonald! LOL! The trapeze act! Super cool! With the triple summersault! It also blew me away. To be honest, I was scared when he did the triple summersault. The tigers were SO COOL! Especially the kangaroo tiger. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! —Love, Georgie Thank you for letting us go to the Shrine Circus. Thank you for putting on a terrific show! I enjoyed the pigs act. It was very funny when the smallest pig went under the hurdle instead of over it. The elephants doing the congo was awesome to watch. The juggler did very cool tricks like bouncing on a ball and juggling. I also enjoyed the different toys that were sold, the snacks that we could buy, and the canon act. I really enjoyed your generosity and the acts that you did for us. —Your friend, Alex Dear Shriners, Thanks for all the tickets and seats. You are the best. Thanks for walking around to give us food. I liked the show a lot. I want to go again next year. I EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

liked the person shot out of the conen so much! When the guy did a triple front flip – that was cool. —From Jaylynn Thank you for giving the Central Lyon 4th grade class tickets to your circus. You are very generous. My favorite part was the tigers. Did you know white tigers are rare? My second favorite part was the “elephant” dog. I also liked when the clown dabbed! —Sincerely, Tate I’m very, very, very thankful for you letting us go to the circus. It was a fun time. I really enjoyed the elephants and how they stepped on the stool. I also liked when they sat down. The tigers were awesome when they walked around and sat down by each other. My favorite was when the guy flow out of the cannon. —Sincerely, Ragen Thank you for letting us come to your circus. Thank for getting us tickets. I enjoyed the tigers, cannons, and Air Trio. Here’s more: the elephants, pigs and jugglers. More: the clowns, the clown act with the dog. There are my most favorite: Wheel walkers, dancers, toys, and snacks. —Sincerely, Maggie Thanks for the circus tickets. We all loved the circus, except when we left there — that was terrible. I love your tiny cars. I loved the circus because we got to buy light toys, and got to watch and listen to the show. Best of all was the cannon; it shot a man into the air, I was scared he was going to get hurt. I don’t know why people don’t like clowns; they’re actually kind of funny and goofy. —Thanks, your friend Mitchell Thank you for the circus ticket that you gave me. I attended the Thursday afternoon performance. My favorite part of the circus was the Russian air trio. I loved how they performed many dangerous tricks. I purchased a purple monkey and a snake. I gave the snake to my little brother. I like the monkey the best because when I hit brother with it makes a sound. Thanks again for a great afternoon. —Your #1 fan, Avery 15

Thank you for the circus ticket. My favorite part was the tigers. While I was there, I enjoyed Mtn. Dew and popcorn. I purchased a light up ring and a spiky blow-up hat. I loved it when I wore both and saw my parents laugh. Thanks again for a great afternoon. —Circus goer, Aider Thank you for the circus ticket. My favorite part was the pigs, tigers, and elephants. While I was there, I enjoyed cotton candy and a snowcone. I purchased a blue blowup monkey and a white and black stuffed tiger. I like my tiger because I sleep with it every night. Thanks again for the great time. —Your friend, Claire

Below are some circus thank you notes from Springfield Elementary in Springfield, Minnesota:

“Thank you for the wonderful circus show! The clowns were so funny! Luckily I not scared of clowns. The boom of the cannonball was loud! It gave my friend a earache and she cried the rest of the way home and was not at school the next day. My favorite part was when the clown whistled and we clapped. The man in the black suit sure did not like that clown. They kicked and poked at each other! Thank you very much!” —Sincerely, Brielle “Thank you for the tickets. My favorite part was the Human Cannonball, it was really cool how it was bi enough for him to crawl into. Thank You.” —Sincerely, Aiden   “Thank you for the ticket. The Russian dancers were my favorite. The three girls are incredibly strong. Your circus is the best.” —Sincerely, Gavin   “Thank you very much for the free tickets to the circus. My favorite thing about the circus was watching the lions hop backwards on two feet and them rolling over. I really enjoyed the circus. It was a great day!” —Sincerely, Junior   “Thank you for the free ticket. My favorite part was when the clown was winding up the toys and broke one and the toy farted and turned into a dog.” —Sincerely, Xavier   “I like the whole thing and I think the white tiger looks really pretty. It was cool how they did the acrobat. I like the piglet and the other pigs to. I like all of the clowns. They look funny and they are funny and fun. I don’t have a favorite because the whole thing was cool and AWSOME!“   16

Circus Chairman Thank You

I would like to say thanks to everyone that helped work the circus shows in Chamberlain, Sioux Falls, and Mitchell. We could not make this happen without everyone’s dedication and hard work. Also a reminder on the three out of town shows we have coming up. Dates are listed below. • June 22: Worthington, MN • June 23: Yankton, SD • June 24: Winner, SD They could all use some extra help. Once again thanks to all for the great help! —Larry Miller, 2017 Circus Chairman “That was really awesome. My favorite parts were the girls. I liked the part where they were dancing. The girls were amazing. The circus was the best even the girls.” —Tommy “Thank you for the cotton candy. I love clowns. They are cool. I love you guys acts. My favorite part was when the elephant was a dog. The Shrine Circus was amazing. I love it. Oh my gosh the part when he got shot out of a cannon. I love every part of it.” —From Jalyn   “Thank you for the great circus. It was the best circus in the world. Thank you for cleaning the place up. And the candy was really good. I liked the tigers. And the elephants. I also really, really, really, really liked the cannon. I liked the juggler to. I like the clown to he was funny.”   “I thank you for letting us come to your circus for amazing acts. It was very king of you! Thank you for gathering Tigers, Elephants, Camels, horse and pigs they were spectacular to watch! I like all acts like acrobats, jugglers, tiger trainers, cannon shooter, log spinner, and a bunch of others. I hope you enjoyed the circus and my favorite part of the circus was…. everything!” —Sincerely, Parker • • JUNE/JULY 2017



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Chad D Abbas – 6/21 Terry A Adams – 6/14 Courtney W Anderson – 6/19 Matt Arps – 6/6 Stuart Barns – 6/2 John Bayer – 6/3 Louis D Bergner – 6/24 Bruce A Boegler – 6/4 Sid A Bostic – 6/15 Adam L Brink – 6/30 Alan F Brooks – 6/29 Paul L Buriak II – 6/25 Bryon Burke – 6/25 William P Butler – 6/16 Phillip Caslin – 6/19 Lloyd H Cleveland – 6/9 Keith B Coacher – 6/20 Eric Covrig – 6/28 Ronald R Droge – 6/9 Don Dunham III – 6/21 John Egan – 6/11 David Eiesland – 6/1 Dale L Erickson – 6/23 Nicholas D Fosheim – 6/15 Donald J Freese – 6/7 Chad Goldsmith – 6/1 Richard F Gordon – 6/30 John E Gores III – 6/8 Steven M Graff – 6/9 Howard E Greer – 6/23 Christopher Grieve – 6/20 Daniel C Griffith – 6/25 Darrell Griggs – 6/21 Clifford G Groseth – 6/7 John H Gunderson – 6/3 Kenneth D Gunderson – 6/2 Glen Hansen – 6/26 James L Hansen – 6/18 Steven G Haugen – 6/16 Brad Hearst – 6/19 Aaron R Hess – 6/5 Shawn Jaminet – 6/13 Troy Jansma – 6/15 Ralph Jessen – 6/12 Max R Jones – 6/7 Dennis L Kaarup – 6/24 Teryl Kelley – 6/7 James D Kettwig – 6/20 Jayden Kettwig – 6/1 Terry D Kinnetz – 6/10 32

Kenneth Kluver – 6/30 Jerry W Kobes – 6/10 Paul T Kringen – 6/22 Kevin J Kuper – 6/19 Bryan R Laible – 6/12 Thomas S Laird – 6/3 William J Lamprecht – 6/23 Jeffrey J Landborg – 6/4 Richard R Larson – 6/30 Vernon Lyle League – 6/15 David L Lewis – 6/21 Ryan Likness – 6/11 Robert L Lindquist – 6/19 Jordan J Lipp – 6/4 Bruce A Loewenberg – 6/25 Levi C Long – 6/30 James W Loomer – 6/17 Larry F Luetke – 6/14 Leroy W Luitjens – 6/10 Brandon M Manchester – 6/7 Ronald Mann – 6/5 Ron Mathison – 6/30 Douglas C McFarland – 6/21 John McInroy – 6/24 Donald L Merrill – 6/14 Merlyn W Miller – 6/16 Parnel A Miller – 6/4 Dale W Miskimins – 6/11 Shane P Molitor – 6/5 Arvid E Monson – 6/3 Donald E Munson – 6/13 Franklin “Jim” Murray – 6/18 Milton G Mutch Jr – 6/7 Larry H Narum – 6/23 Lennen E Nelson – 6/2 Stanley W Nelson – 6/22 Ryan J Noonan – 6/25 Larry Olsen – 6/23 Travis Olson – 6/5 Douglas N Papendick – 6/12 Dan Paradis – 6/21 Arond Peil – 6/22 Jay Pifer – 6/26 Christopher J Pilch – 6/26 Ervin C Pribyl – 6/13 Ronald F Randall – 6/25 Michael J Renken – 6/27 Dennis K Rens – 6/18 Duke Requist – 6/9 Paul James Richards – 6/22 George E Rieken – 6/3 Paul M Riley – 6/5

Roger R Risty – 6/30 Edward Rogich – 6/17 Michael J Schei – 6/2 Fred A Schilmoeller – 6/6 Brian B Schmidt – 6/8 Harold G Schramm – 6/12 Larry L Schweigert – 6/20 Jeffrey Searles – 6/12 Jeff Seaton – 6/14 David Sieler – 6/15 Scott M Simmons – 6/9 James M Slater – 6/9 Clayton K Sloat – 6/27 Ronald R Smidt – 6/28 Brent P Steffens – 6/2 David W Stverak – 6/25 Jeffrey Sutter – 6/7 Timothy W Thies – 6/27 Robert D Thompson – 6/1 Dale W Tiggelaar – 6/10 Greg R Tilberg – 6/25 Ronald G Tilstra – 6/2 David A Tronnes – 6/8 Elwood L Truman – 6/9 John Vocker – 6/13 Jamie Voigt – 6/30 Bradley D Vostad – 6/27 Keith Foster Walker – 6/19 Steven E Walker – 6/13 Donald L Webb – 6/8 Douglas W Weeks – 6/21 Kevin Wentzel – 6/16 Cal D Wheeler – 6/29 Justin T Wildfeuer – 6/5 Dean M Wilson – 6/19 Robert Winjum – 6/24 George Woodhouse II – 6/13

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Dick D Behl – 7/4 Donald Bender – 7/18 A Lawrence Berg – 7/29 Jason Boddicker – 7/27 Brett Bolte – 7/12 Everett Brandenburg – 7/28 Benjamin R Brandt – 7/7 Ron Brandt – 7/7 Laurence Breslow – 7/16 Travis J Breuer – 7/20 Leon A Brink – 7/12 Brian J Broekemeier – 7/1 Robert F Bucknell Jr – 7/4 Jerus J Campbell – 7/25 Duane Carr – 7/24 David J Carroll – 7/14 Donald Lee Cohoon – 7/10 David E Cole – 7/16 James Collingwood – 7/4 Roger Coon – 7/7 Douglas Costar – 7/2 Bruce Crawford – 7/31 Luverne Crosser – 7/16 Jason T Curry – 7/15 Kieran P Denney – 7/20 Monty Derousseau – 7/14 Jeffrey J Deutscher – 7/3 Derek B Douglas – 7/27 Jeffrey Dresch – 7/20 Bruce Duba – 7/7 Oakley Eide – 7/23 Adam L Ericsson – 7/15 Joseph Fisher – 7/3 Harry C Fleming – 7/29 A Donald Gass – 7/23 Richard Glanzer – 7/15 David Graham – 7/16 Scott Green – 7/9 John W Grieves – 7/27 Mike Hagedorn – 7/4 Eric M Hagen – 7/4 Gene A Hamaker – 7/10 Jess Hamman – 7/22 Arvin Hannemann – 7/6 Dee J Hanson – 7/25 Travis Hanson – 7/12 Rodney L Harms – 7/16 Troy Helleloid – 7/3 Kerry Hofer – 7/15 Richard L Hoffman – 7/26 Richard D Holter – 7/26 Allan W Howard – 7/16 • • JUNE/JULY 2017

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Allen L Lewis – 7/4 Dale Lofswold – 7/20 Warren Lotsberg – 7/17 Robert J Maher – 7/7 Gordon L Marquardt – 7/9 Todd A Matthies – 7/23 David R Matzen – 7/18 Donald L Maxon – 7/7 Boyd L McMurchie – 7/9 Jerome McNary – 7/13 Kelly Mergen – 7/10 Ted P Mickelson – 7/5 Jamie J Miller – 7/3 Steven L Moeller – 7/29 Harold L Mostrom – 7/8 Steven D Munro – 7/3 Sam G Nachtigal – 7/24 Adam T Nash – 7/29 Travis T Oehler – 7/20 Craig A Olson – 7/6 Randy M Osmond – 7/5 Jerry Palleschi – 7/7

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April 20–23, 2017 e had a great turnout of help throughout all the shows. Thank you to the Wienie Wenches for their performance and energy. Those Chefs who worked all 10 sessions were Bruce Boegler, George Roberts and Lloyd Siemonsma. Many of you were able to volunteer your time and support along with our many friends and family. We appreciate you whether you worked one session or all sessions. Rookie of the year goes to Chris Kahny who worked six sessions. Chris just joined the Culinary Crew last month. “Dave’s Diner” was open again this year. Dave Sieler with his assistant, our vice president Jerry Hauff, worked tirelessly in the morning making wonderful bacon, sausage, ham, cheese and egg sandwiches for our fellow circus workers. When they needed a break, Aaron Neiman stepped in to save the day cooking breakfast for us on Friday morning. Demonstrating his cooking prowess, Aaron was field promoted to Inductee Chef 3rd degree (not burn). We look forward to fully initiating Chef Aaron into the Culinary Group.

We are never too busy for cake. Happy Birthday Barb!

Dave’s arm cramped from flipping sandwiches!


Aaron to the rescue!

Congratulations to Chef and Noble Lloyd Siemonsma on being chosen as an honorary ringmaster. Presenting Lloyd his ringmaster jacket were Charlie Anderson and Steve Hauff. Lloyd is ever present at most of our events. He has a great personality and contributes in whatever is needed or asked of him. He gives us leadership and direction, helping make our events successful. Lloyd has great support from his charming Lady Sue, who cheerfully assists us at the Circus and other events. When it comes to our leadership, none can be found…. All day long we hear, “Where’s Steve?” “Have you seen Steve?” “Is Steve back there?” “Is Steve in there?” or “Are you Steve?” Well it seems that some of the Chefs were just a little bit tired of all these questions so they decided to help themselves and others at the same time by donning neon yellow shirts with the subtle statement “NOT STEVE” emblazoned on the back. We are not sure who these Chefs are but at the same time we know that they are, NOT STEVE. PS...We are still looking for Steve. Do you know where he is?

Have you seen Steve! Are you Steve?

That answers my question...

Jerry Hauff has discovered sliced cheese! • • JUNE/JULY 2017

Photos on both pages by George Roberts

The 76th Annual Shrine Circus

A lot of good help!


More good help! Truman Phelan’s well deserved break.

Lloyd as honorary ring master.

Duck Show

Walking into a bar the circus owner noticed everyone gathered around a table to watch a show. Getting closer he saw a pot was turned upside down and a duck was tap dancing on it. Thinking what a great circus act this could be, he offered to buy the duck from its owner. After some bartering back and forth, the owner of the duck said he would accept $5,000 for the duck and would even throw the pot into the deal. A few days later, the circus owner returned to the bar, furious with the duck’s previous owner. “You ripped me off ! Right in front of the whole audience I put the duck on the pot and he didn’t dance at all, not one single step.” “That never happened to me. Did you remember to light the candle under the pot?” asked the former owner.

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•S  aturday, June 17 Pote’s parade in Garretson •S  aturday, August 5 Culinary summer picnic – Hauff Haus •S  aturday, August 26 Pote’s ball •A  ugust TBD Augustana football team feed at the Shrine – TBD *Again, thanks to George Roberts for his picture prowess

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he chanters very much enjoyed volunteering at each Shrine Circus performance back in April. Our unit takes everyone’s tickets and directs them on where to sit during the performance— which was then followed by our rendition of the National Anthem. While taking circus-goers’ tickets we love watching the kids’ faces light up with excitement as they enter the Sioux Falls Arena to see the majesty of the occasion they’re about to experience. On May 30, we had a great social and dinner at the shrine followed by rehearsal. Our unit’s dedication to performance requires weekly practice so it’s great to meet early and dine with our fellow brothers to visit and have some fun! The Pote’s Parade is Saturday, June 17, in Garretson and the chanters will be riding our musical trailer whilst serenading the parade-goers and we love to feel the wind in our fez while singing and cruising! This parade is wonderful for everyone to see so many of our fellow Shriners illustrating their talent. Then, the next day on Sunday, June 18, at 3 p.m. will be our Voices of the Summer Concert and we encourage all of our fellow Nobles and Ladies, plus the public, to enjoy a FREE concert with all goodwill donations benefiting the Twin Cities Shrine Hospital. This second annual concert features Shrine Chanters from three states including Abu Bekr, Sioux City; Kem, Grand Folks; Yelduz, Aberdeen and your El Riad Shrine Chanters. This concert will be in First Lutheran Church at 327 S. Dakota Avenue in Sioux Falls. During June, the Chanters are hosting our shrine Wednesday night social dinners and running the Oasis Bar. We might even do some impromptu singing! Our upcoming menu is also located in the Cactus on page 31 and more details about our group can be seen on our new website:

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ell, phase one of 2017 is in the bag and I can cheerfully report it was a most successful time period for our esteemed group. Admiral Darrell Griggs tenacious advocacy of our group’s Circus participation paid off in a solid turn out of Fife and Drum Nobles selling pop. We had several members work several performances, which is always great to see. Mark Wolfe and Tim Clarke even powered through heavy pop spray at one point to keep the soda flowing. Also, many thanks to the Ladies that were on hand to help. I can also cheerfully report strong participation at the Legion (and Jono’s) during our “off ” hours. No question, it’s times like these that make the Circus so fun! Big, kudos go out to the Larry Miller as Circus Chairman this year. Congratulations Larry and uber thanks for your time and talent leading the 2017 Circus! As a fun family thank you for all our phase one efforts, our officers hosted a bowling party on April 30. 5-year old Rilyn Schilling, daughter of our Chief Petty Officer Randy Schilling and Lady Mary, outscored most of the adults. And despite her recent back injury, Lady Lori Danielson participated. Worked out great as she could use the same ball ramp that little Rilyn did. It’s these family fun times that we proudly earn our “wife and drum” reputation! We now head into phase two of our year with Spring Ceremonial on May 6. At that time, Admiral Darrell Griggs announced the Fife & Drum has been responsible for $12,250 in donations to the Twin Cities Hospital and to El Riad. An impressive amount by any standard. We follow that with a Fife contingent comprised of Ron Fox, Randy Ingalls, Admiral Darrell Griggs, and Bruce Norton traveling to the Twin Cities Shrine Hospital May

by Bruce Norton

15 to formally present our 20th Anniversary Johnny Holm event Hospital donation. Johnny Holm will also be on hand for this and will even sing a few songs for the kids in the courtyard. We button up the month of May with our appearance at the VA Hospital Memorial Day event. Then, we start off June with the Buffalo Days Parade in Luverne, MN followed by our family pizza party at Pizza Inn. Then, comes the Pote’s Parade June 17 and Fife family party hosted by the Archer Clan. Hopefully it won’t be boiling hot like it was last year. We then have our big group trip to Okoboji on July 8. We wrap up July with Mike and Lorna Fitzgerald’s annual garden party...WHEW! When it comes to outstanding family fun and giving back to our amazing philanthropy, nobody does it better than the Fife and Drum. Consider all we’ve done and plan to do, it adds up to another stellar year. So, for all you new Nobles out there, consider joining us and becoming part of our amazing fellowship. As our fearless leader, Admiral Darrell Griggs is fond of saying “Fair winds and following seas to all...”

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by Hank

Photo by Jeffy Wilkes

he Clowns like the rest of El Riad had a funfilled and exhausting month of April with the Circuses. Starting with the Chamberlin Circus April 17 and 18 that had the one and only Wingnut make his appearance as a local celebrity. Then it was all hands on deck for the Sioux Falls Circus, April 20 – 23, with clowns in makeup, working booths, butchering, etc., but we couldn’t have done it without the help from our families and friends. Then the Mitchell Circus at the World Famous Corn Palace had the opportunity to have appearances by Red, Rex, Popcorn and Hank. A big thank you to all who helped out with one or more of the Circuses. We have also held a couple of Makeup/MSA Prep Sessions practicing makeup, balloons, and skits along with discussing what we are going to parade with for MSA. We have another session planned for May 21, Sunday, at the Shrine from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. We are also working on a clown coloring book that will have El Riad Clowns pictures both past and present in the book along with a short history of the El Riad Shrine Clowns. More information to follow at a later date. Finally, Spring Ceremonial took place and we had good showing of Clowns in makeup ready to enjoy the celebration and welcomed the new nobles. Red also organized some hospital visits for us for that Saturday. Following Ceremonial, we had been asked once again this year to go to the Air Guard’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt and entertain the children of members of the Air Guard. If you are interested in checking us out and seeing what we are all about check out a meeting. Our meetings are the first Thursday of the month with the social beginning at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the El Riad Shrine Temple in the big unit room.

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by David W. Neiman P.P., Recorder

April 12, 2017 • El Riad Temple • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

he meeting was opened by Potentate Jim Burma Jr. at 7:05 p.m. Chaplain George Hamilton gave the Invocation. Potentate Burma then led the Nobles in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the February Stated Meeting held on March 8, 2017 were, upon proper motion and second, approved as printed and distributed. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Bruce Wallin P.P. gave the Treasurer’s Report. Upon a proper motion and second to accept, this report was approved. A Resolution was read regarding the Rickshaw Units request for a no interest loan from the Equipment Reserve Fund. The request is for a $10,000 loan to purchase 4 big wheel drift trikes that will be modified to capture an oriental theme. They will be a part of the Rickshaw parade presentation. Upon proper motion and second the Resolution request was approved. Building and Entertainment Committee Report: Chief Rabban Richard gave a progress report on projects completed, current projects and projects under consideration with the most important including: • The East walkway project has been completed. • The new 48 inch east door will be installed this month. • The front door project has been tabled due to the high cost and the existing doors are working well at this time. • The security cameras are now in place and operating. There may need to be several adjustments made in the placement of the cameras. • Nathan Headley made a presentation on how we should secure our new computer system and ways the system could be configured. The Committee is seeking bids from several companies to accomplish the suggestions Nathan presented. • We had a gas leak on the roof after a heavy snowfall melted and broke a gas line. A bid of $1,050 was received to repair and relocate the pipes on the roof which will prevent this from happening again. 42

Upon proper motion and second this report was approved. There was no correspondence.

Committee Reports:

Chief of Staff: Chief of Staff Chris Karr reminded us that the Spring Ceremonial is May 6. We are planning on having 15 – 20 candidates. The women’s luncheon will be at Minnehaha Country Club. The all Shrine parade will be in Garretson on June 17 with a 10:30 start time. The Midwest Summer session will be held in Bloomington, Minnesota August 17 – 19. The Units need to let the office know how many Nobles will be attending and how many rooms will be needed at the Doubletree hotel. Do not make reservations on your own. The Potentate will be making reservations for a section at the Twins game on Thursday, August 20 so we will need to know how many people will be attending the game. The cost is $50/person. The Potentates reception will also be on Thursday evening. Membership: We all need to continue working on membership including recruiting new members and retaining our existing members. Circus: Circus Chairman Larry Miller told us that the Chamberlain circus will be next Monday and Tuesday. We will be setting up for our circus on Wednesday beginning at 8:00 a.m. We can use help for the set up and tear down. We will need Nobles to volunteer their time during the circus performances Thursday through Sunday. Volunteers will need to be at the Arena an hour and a half before the show starts. This is our biggest fund raiser to support our Temple. The circus will be in Mitchell the following Monday through Wednesday. Hospital Report: Hospital Representative Pat Colbert P.P. had Kevin Tomshack come forward to be recognized for supplies he donated to the Twin Cities Hospital. He also told us that we are getting closer to a deal with Mayo. The hospital had their 7th annual prom for our Shrine patients and it was a huge success. The 2nd annual hospital gala that raises money for the hospital will be held on June 2 at The Depot in Minneapolis. • • JUNE/JULY 2017

Hospital Committee Chairman Roger Risty said the four Burns Seminars presented by Jean Murrs went very well with over 400 attendees. Our screening clinic will be at Orthopedic Institute on May 13 and the Hospital day will be on May 20. A bus will be available to take Shriners and their guests to the hospital. Stop Burns: No report Public Relations: No report Cactus/Internet: Rocky will be attending the PR seminar in Tampa the first weekend in May. He reminded us that the deadline for the May Cactus is May 5. The calendar will also now be digital. Mike told us that over 3,000 tickets have been sold on line at this time and there were almost 13,000 Facebook visits so far this month. Masonic Relations: Chairman Richard Hagler reported that the Grand Lodge annual meeting will be in Rapid City June 16 and 17. The Grand Lodge is selling commemorative coins for $10. The plastic dues cards have been approved and will be issued to all Masons. A new card will still be issued each year. The Lodges will be doing degree work on Monday, April 17 (Fellowcraft) and Monday, April 24 (Master Mason). September is tentatively scheduled to be back to the Lodge nights. The Scottish Rite Spring reunion will be on May 13. The new computer and software approved at the February meeting has been purchased and the setup is being worked on. It was decided

that the Masonic building does need a building manager and a new job description is being developed. It was approved that the per capita for Blue Lodge members will be increased by $5.00 annually and York Rite and Scottish Rite will have a $3.00 per capita increase. Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile will also have a $3.00 per capita increase. Trip Reports: Oriental Guide Les Kruse gave a report on the Oriental Guide Seminar he recently attended in Tampa.

Other Business from the Floor:

• Ken Salisbury was recently hospitalized. • The 76th annual El Riad Shrine Circus will at the Sioux Falls Arena April 20 – 23. • May 6 Spring Ceremonial • May 13 Screening clinic at Orthopedic Institute. • May 20 Hospital day at Twin Cities Hospital There being no further business to come before the body, Potentate Burma thanked the Provosts for tiling the doors. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m. The motion was approved.

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by Jeffy, President

t’s time to report on this last month’s travels. This has been a slow month, with only two scheduled trips and one unscheduled. On Sunday, April 2, Denny Kaarup and Don Wendt made an overnight trip to Minneapolis. Then, the next day April 3, Rocky Hayes and Joe Greve made a one day trip to Minneapolis. The picture was in last month’s Cactus, great looking bunch in front of the Shriner Hospital. It’s not often we get two vans up at the hospital at the same time. Then on Thursday afternoon, April 13, I was sitting in my man cave watching Gunsmoke at 2:30 and I received a call from Gail Gustafson. One of our patients and his mother and grandmother drove to Minneapolis for an appointment. Their car was t-boned and totaled out by a semi; lucky enough no one was hurt. However, we needed to drive up and bring them home. With this short of notice, Arlen Nordhagen said he could go along with me. We left at 3:45 that afternoon. Got checked into the Days Inn at about 8:20. I called the mother to let her know we were in the Cities. I asked her what time they would be ready in the morning. She said 11:00 to noon, I said how about 8:00 a.m.? She said that would be ok. Arlen and I picked them up, then had to drive to an auto recovery shop so she could fill out some paper work. Then, on the road and back in Sioux Falls at 1 p.m. I wish to THANK Arlen for coming to the rescue with such short notice. This is an example why have the best “Roadrunner Team” in all of Shrinedom.



by Roger Risty, Hospital Representative

rthopedic Institute did a GREAT Job. Thanks to Mary White, Heidi Williams, and CEO Cindy Jacobs along with several other OI staff too numerous to mention. A special thanks to Mary White who did most or all of the planning and publicity for this event. Without her, things do not fall into place. Also a huge thanks to Rich Osvog for ordering the food, cookies and rolls for this event.  We had 57 preregistered, three walkins and eight new patients with the first patient arriving at 7:00 a.m. and the last left at 12:15 p.m.

Thank you to all our screening clinic Shrine volunteers: Rich Osvog Art Wienke Jeffy Wilkes Mark Jones Troy Magnuson Al Zahn Doug Costar Jim Burma Dave Neiman Don McCoy Paul Buriak AKA “Mulligan” • • JUNE/JULY 2017


All cities are in South Dakota unless otherwise noted. (605) is the area code for all South Dakota phone numbers. BIG BAND / SHRINE SWING BAND – Parade Unit


RICKSHAWS – Parade Unit







HORSE CORPS – Parade Unit


President – John Bayer (Janean) 1511 Riverdale Rd., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 360-1204 Email: (Unit meets for Ceremonials) President – George Martin 411 Scotts Lane, Chamberlain 57325 C: 730-0099 B: 234-6009 E: (Meets as called) President – Rolland Stolsmark (Rene) 1003 Par Tee Dr., Hartford, 57033 C: 359-6888 E: (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.)

BROOKINGS SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit (Meets 2nd Thursday, 7a.m. @ Perkins)

CHANTERS – Parade Unit

President – Brad Vostad (Naomi) 1809 S. Shellynn Dr., Sioux Falls 57103 C: 201-5481 E: (Meets every Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.)


President – Vince Jones (Sandy) 45975 - 267th St., Hartford 57033 C: 366-3178 E: (Meets 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.)

CLOWNS – Parade Unit

Big Clown – Brian Schultz (Jill) 4108 S. Cathedral Ave., Sioux Falls 57103 C: 351-7950 E: (Meets 1st Thurs. @ 6:30 p.m.)


President – Jeremy McNary (Jennifer Larson) 1029 E. 2nd Ave., Mitchell R: 999-5381 E: (Meets last Thurs. @ 6:30 p.m.)


President – Steve Hauff (Sue) 904 Ridge Rd., Sioux Falls 57105 R: 338-9625 B: 332-2131 C: 376-2452 E: (Meets as called)


President – Chris Karr 7421 W. Luke, Sioux Falls 57106 C: 695-0391 E: (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.)


President – Paul Berndt 1007 Magnolia St., Brandon 57005 C: 595-2525 E: (Meets 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.)


Brigadier (Pres.) – Darrell Griggs (Jess) 2608 S. Groveland Ave. 57110 C: 310-3267 E: (Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:30 p.m.)


President – Dave Skancke 2305 Pepper Ridge, Sioux Falls 57103 C: 553-3351 E:

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President – Andy Harries (Mari) 1224 - 3rd Ave., Windom, MN 56101 E: (Meets 2nd Tuesday of January or as called) President – Bob Sorensen (Sherry) 3109 S. Holly Ave., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 413-5964 E: (Meets Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.) President – Dennis Kaarup, PP (Theresa) 716 W. 25th St., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 929-8608 E: (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.) Trail Boss (Pres.) – Greg Bailey (Heidi) 26136 K – 408th Ave., Mitchell 57301 C: 999-4306 E: (Meets last Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.)


Cmdr. (Pres.) – Scott Denney (Rhonda) 312 W. 34th St., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 323-9678 E: (Meets 1st Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.)


Captain (Pres.) – Ethan Jones 325 N. LaSalle Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57110 C: 370-8588 E:


President: Doug Kristensen (Julie) 401 E. Grant St., Wausa, NE 68786 R: 402-586-2534 C: 402-360-3492 E: (Meets 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m. Social/eat; Mtg. @ 8 p.m.)

MOTOR CORPS – Parade Unit

Cmdr. (Pres.) – Jerry Hauff (Amy) 5905 S. Lous Lane, Sioux Falls 57108 C: 261-4736 E: (Meets 3rd Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.)


Brew Master – Nathan Faini 3111 S. Mayfair Dr., Sioux Falls 57106 C: 212-8444 E: (Meets 3rd Monday @ 7:00 p.m.)


President – Robert Demuth (Sandra) 1404 Indian Hill Rd., Worthington, MN 56187 R: 507-376-6470 B: 507-372-2919 (Meets 1st Monday after Lodge)


President – James Fitzgerald (Deb) 111 E. Elm St., Beresford 57004 C: 496-3209 E: (Meets Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.)

Emporer (Pres.) – Chad Goldsmith (Cindy) 5904 S. Galway Ave., Sioux Falls 57106 C: 940-4310 E: (Meets 1st Tuesday @ 6:00 p.m.) President – Jeff Landborg (Kristi) 2811 S. Lyndale Ave., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 942-3831 E: (Meets as called) President - Jeffy Wilkes (Cathy) 217 W. 19th St., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 201-4480 E: (Meets as called) President – Richard Ringstmeyer (Janet) 27968 - 318th Ave., Winner 57580 R: 842-2092 B: 842-3732 C: 842-5537


President – Josh Jurgens 2601 S. Minnesota Ave., Ste. 105, Sioux Falls 57105 C: 261-5963 E: (Meets last Wedensday @ 7:00 p.m.)


President – Jane Anderson (Tom) 47948 Copperwood Cir., Harrisburg 57032 C: 310-5461


President – Tony Bachman (Stacey) 1005 N. Sycamore Ave., Sioux Falls 57110 C: 201-5998 E: (Meets as called)

SPRINT CARS – Parade Unit

President – Todd Long (Stacie) 804 Agate Ave., Brandon 57005 C: 553-2774 E: (Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.)


President – Steve Burtis (Julie) 1901 S. Queens Ave., Sioux Falls 57106 C: 941-2317 E: (Meets 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.)


President – Jason Martin (Jena) 816 N. Prairie Ave., Madison 57042 C: 270-2917 E: (Meets 1st Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.)


President – Bob Demuth, Jr (Sandra) 1404 Indian Hill Rd., Worthington, MN 56187 R: 507-376-6470 E: (Meets 1st Monday after Lodge)

PARKER SHRINE CLUB/FLIVVERS – Parade Unit President – Don Budde (Roberta) PO Box 725, Parker 57053 R: 297-6742 C: 338-7634 (Meet 3rd Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m.)

PROVOSTS – Parade Unit

Chief (Pres.) – Doug Monzat (Terri) 2301 E. 29th Pl. N., Sioux Falls 57104 C: 212-5478 E: (Meet 4th Tuesday @ 7 p.m.) 45


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SAVE THE DATE The Glenn Miller Orchestra

hink big bands and most people will automatically come up with the name Glenn Miller. The Miller Orchestra set the standard for danceable music with its recognizable sound featuring a lead clarinet. Miller’s “In The Mood” is a classic. Once again, people here will have the opportunity to listen and dance to the music of Glenn Miller on Monday, June 12, when the El Riad Big Band and the El Riad Dance Club bring the world famous orchestra to Sioux Falls. Tickets are now on sale by calling El Riad at (605) 336-1117 or stopping by the temple between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. This will be the third appearance of the Glenn Miller Orchestra under sponsorship of our own big band and dance club. Because seating is limited, people are urged to get their tickets early. Special pricing is available for individuals wanting to reserve tables from four to six people, or for larger groups. Opportunities also exist for businesses wanting to obtain sponsorships for the event by contacting the El Riad Big Band President at (605) 360-1204. With roots going back to the “Swing Era” of the ’30s and ’40s, the Glenn Miller Orchestra not only plays those songs associated with both Miller’s civilian band, but also his Army Air Force Band. Miller died when his plane was lost over the English Channel towards the end of World 46

War II. The band, which is the only musical organization authorized to play Miller’s music by those running his estate, recently spent several months touring Canada before returning to the United States and their appearance in Sioux Falls. The Miller Estate authorized the reorganization of the famous dance band in 1956 after the release and successful movie run of the “Glenn Miller Story,” featuring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson. Today the band is lead by Nick Hilscher, who became the band’s male singer in 1998. The band plays over 300 dates per year, but their appearance here is special because it is a dance. The band normally plays concerts as they tour around the world. In March, the El Riad Big Band featured the one and only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at the temple. El Riad’s own big band played for the monthly dance club event in May. • • JUNE/JULY 2017

SHOT Photo by Josh Jurgens


The El Riad Shrine Circus lighting is simply magical while filled with impressive spotlights and fun circus toys!

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