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by the Illustrious Sir Jim Burma, Jr.

ell 2017 is off to a busy start as always here at El Riad. Traveled to the Abu Bekr Potes Party on February 4 and it was great to celebrate with our brothers to the south. While gone, the Clowns had their Denim & Diamonds event. The Mystic Brewers Super Bowl party on February 5 was well attended and a great game also. February 9, 30 of us traveled to Bloomington, MN for the 2017 MSA Winters meetings. Special thanks to the Potes Aids, Chiefs of Staff, and Scott Denney for driving the bus! Great meetings! We learned a lot and have great plans for the MSA Summer Session August 17–19. Got back just in time for the Fife & Drums 20th Annual Johnny Holm dance and the Shrine was packed that night. On Friday, February 17, I had a chance to have dinner with the Grand Master of South Dakota Mike Rodman. Others in attendance were Yancey Smith, Deputy Grand Master; DaNiel Wood, Senior Grand Warden; Harold Ireland Jr., Grand Warden and other officers from Grand lodge. This was a great chance to talk about Masonic issues


MONTHLY STATED MEETINGS Wednesday, March 8 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

across South Dakota and what we all at El Riad can do to help. The Motor Corps Frozen Pub looked to be a fun event as we made it to the first stop Saturday and things were off to a good start. The Steel Drum Bands Ground Hog Prom was Saturday night. Up next is the Blast & Cast Cabin Fever night on February 24 and ROCK the Shrine February 25 run by the Chanters. Please try to support all of these great events and the ones coming in March! Remember March 17 is St. Patty’s Day and we will again be hosting the Khartum Bag Pipers from Winnipeg so please stop down at the Shrine about 5 p.m. to welcome them all once again! Lots going on so check the website and the eblasts to keep up with all the great things going on at El Riad! Thanks to all and remember we are ALL El Riad!

Jim Burma Jr. 2017 Potentate El Riad Shrine








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



OuthouseUnit/Back 40 Boys............................ 5 Circus................................................................. 6 Blast & Cast....................................................... 6 Sprint Cars......................................................... 7 Oriental Band...................................................10 Roadrunners....................................................14 Clowns.............................................................. 15 Fife & Drum......................................................16 Classie Autos................................................... 33 Culinary Column............................................. 35 Motorcorps......................................................40


Twin Cities Hospital Trip.................................. 12 Hillbilly Spring Shindig.....................................18 Tommy Dorsey.................................................19 Shamrock Shootout........................................ 20 St. Patty’s Day Bash......................................... 21 Shrine Circus................................................... 28 Motorcorps Harley Raffle...............................30 El Riad Shrine Cup...........................................38 Halfway to Halloween.................................... 39

Jim Burma, Jr., Potentate

Executive Committee Chairman

Brookings Shrine Club, Outhouse #1

Maury Richard, Chief Rabban

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

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


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 Southwest Minnesota Shrine Club

Board of Trustees

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

El Riad By-Laws, Executive Divan State Donor Relations

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

Pictures by Josh Jurgens & Sheila Reimer

Chris Karr, Chief of Staff

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

Bruce Wallin, PP, Treasurer

On the Cover...

Rosebud Shrine Club, Mystic Brewers

Leo Baumgart, 2nd Ceremonial Master

Al Zahn, High Priest & Prophet


On February 5, the El Riad Mystic Brewers hosted the Sioux Falls Storm arena football team for our annual Superbowl party. Many family members, Shriners, and the team watched the game and enjoyed amazing food.

Mark Richard, Outer Guard

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

Dave Neiman, PP, Recorder

Notes from the Pote.......................................... 3 Calendar of Events.......................................8 – 9 Memorials & Contributions............................. 13 Black Camel...................................................... 13 Cash Calendar Winners.................................. 17 Birthdays......................................................... 32 Cactus Supporters..........................................34 Donations and Memorials Contributions..... 36 $100 Million Dollar Club.................................. 37 Cold Sands Ceremony....................................44 Contact List.....................................................45

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

Don McCoy, Captain of the Guard


LifeScape’s Mall Walk............................... 22 – 23 Denim and Diamond Ball....................... 42 – 43 Superbowl Party..............................................27

Doug Kristensen, Marshall

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 Curtis Kuehn, 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. • • MARCH 2017




Outhouse Candidates

usy times for the Outhouse Unit. We have begun the year with another busy schedule under our new leader Denny “Pax” Kaarup. Denny usually goes by the handle of “Gizzmoe” and when asked about the new one he wasn’t sure how it came about other than that’s the name he was given when he became a Hillbilly. Looking forward to another great year in the unit and many, many thanks to last years Rabban of the Clan – Gran Pappy Amos / Don McCoy. Well done Amos. On January 15 we welcomed three new members to the clan. And they are pictured L / R: Kieron (Sunshine) Denney, Logan (LRB) Denney and Richard (Pat Pat Sue) Courtney. That’s right – we now have three Denneys in the Clan. How can we go wrong! Welcome to the outhouse and we look forward to your contributions. The Back Forty Boys began their 2017 tours with a road trip to Wessington Springs as we were the invited guests to Denise Colbert’s parents care center. We sang songs, told really funny jokes (had to be repeated as we weren’t sure they heard us the first time), shared stories and met many new friends. These adventures are so positive for us and for the residences. A great way of sharing the Shrine story. And speaking of the Colbert’s, as you can see by the picture the B40Bs are down sizing. We now call Greeter Colbert “Munchkin”.

The philanthropy is successful when the fraternity is successful.”

by Buttons, Keeper of the Quill

And very big news to report. After a great deal of discussion regarding our Beer, Wine and Moonshine Event it has now evolved into a very exciting new event. The event is on and will be call the El Riad “HILLBILLY SPRING SHINDIG” to held Saturday, March 11, at the Shrine. It will feature three bands: Crabgrass Crew, Big Red Rawket Riot and Sol Fredo doing one hour (+-) gigs with breaks between sets being filled by the Back Forty Boys. There will also be a game room sponsored by Bonus Round Bar featuring various games of competition and prizes. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with music starting at 7:00 p.m. and doors will close at midnight. Ticket prices will be $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Reserved tables for ten (10) can be purchased for $150. There will be tickets on sale online. This is a non-tax deductible fund raiser for the El Riad Hillbillies. Hope to see to there. Please consider membership into the Outhouse Unit or any other unit for that matter. Contact: Outhouse Rabban of the Clan/President — Denny “Gizzmoe / Pax” Kaarup — (605) 929-8608.  The philanthropy is successful when the fraternity is successful.  

Wessington Springs Care Ceneter gig on February 3

Munchkin Colbert

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by Larry Miller, 2017 Circus Chairman

es there will be a circus this year! We will have elephants, tigers and many other great acts. Please spread the word! Listed below are a few important dates. • Chamberlain: April 17 and 18 • Sioux Falls: April 20 – 23 • Mitchell: April 24 – 26 Online ticket sales start for Sioux Falls on April 3 for reserved seating and at the office April 13 – 19 at the office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and then at the arena April 20 – 23 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. The circus committee would like to thank everyone in advance for all of your you hard work at making the 2017 Circus a huge success.


BLAST & CAST he El Riad Blast & Cast unit held their Christmas party in January. We had such a great Divan presence, with both present and past Potentates, and five others. Thank you Divan, and we welcome you at any monthly meeting. Thank you to the Clown unit who provided the party with a light hearted little Vegas night. Everyone left with a prize. Rene Stolsmark from Grand Falls Casino helped out with the prizes, the grand prize was a night at the casino. Thanks again Rene. 6

ENJOYING by Ron Brandt, Secretary

The January meeting was all centered around our Cabin Fever event held February 24. We had 20 guys enjoying beef stew and dinner rolls afterward. Our February 21 our meeting will feature award winning chili from Bob Vandelinde. In the works for the March meeting, is a remote meeting hosted by Terry Steenholdt. As always, if you have an interest in the outdoors, come visit our unit, we meet monthly on the 3rd Tuesday. Ask for Ron Brandt, I will introduce you and answer any questions.


Your yearly $20 donation helps us keep the presses rolling. Send your check today to

El Riad Shrine

P.O. Box 1203, Sioux Falls, SD 57101 or call the office at (605) 336-1117. • • MARCH 2017



We put four wheels on the street to help kids get back on their feet.”

by Mark Richard

he Sprint Cars have finally awoken from our winter slumber and are ready to start a busy 2017! We are hosting the March Wednesday Night Socials, so our unit and food committee has been busy planning the menus. We hope to see all of you there. Our new Unit Officers are: Todd “Longer” Long, President; Chad DeVries, Vice President; Darin McDonnel, Secretary; Mike Olawsky, Treasurer; and Tim Meirose, Past President/Advisor. They will all do a fantastic job leading our unit through another busy year. Thank you to Tim for all his efforts last year as president, we appreciate all your hard work. Last year at this time, we were busy developing a game plan for the motor upgrades that were going to take place. As many know, the unit members spent many long hours completing all the mechanical work to get the upgrades completed. All of the work was worth it, as we met all of the goals we had hoped to accomplish with the motor upgrade. However, the unit is looking forward to a year where we can focus on parades and MSA without all of the extra work of taking cars apart and putting them back together. Our President Todd Long and Road Captain Jason Schlechter attended the Midwest Shrine Motor Corps Association meetings at the Midwest Winter Session in Minneapolis February 9 – 11. Rumor has it that Jason is working on an all-new competition routine that will prove to be the best we’ve ever had. While we will be attending MSA in August as the two-time defending

Todd Long

champion in the 4-Wheel Division, there is always room for improvement. Jason has a plan and will help us get up to speed to improve upon our past performances! We put four wheels on the street to help kids get back on their feet.


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1 Boondockers 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4-10 p.m. Legion of Honor 7 p.m.

5 Dance Club Lessons Cactus Deadline

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

12 Dance Club Lessons

7 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.

13 Trinity EA Degree Highlanders 6 p.m. Worthington/Oaze Cycle Patrol after Lodge


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

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

Get to Know Us Night Stated Meeting Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m.



Trinity – Read Petitions Burns Trauma Seminar – Mitchell Fife & Drum Corps 7:30 p.m. Highlanders 6 p.m. Mystic Brewers 7 p.m.

Burns Trauma Seminar – Yankton Chanters 7 p.m. Dance Club 7 p.m. Parker Flivvers 6:30 p.m.

Burns Trauma Seminar – Sioux Falls Happy Hour 4-10 p.m. Rock Band Rehearsals 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m.




Highlanders 6 p.m.

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

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

15 Nobles Birthday Party Masonic Motor Club 6 p.m. Motor Corps 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m.

Shutterbugs 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m.





Dueling Pianos Fife & Drum Christmas Party






Dance Club

16 Director's Staff 7 p.m. Oriental Band 7 p.m. Steel Drum 6:30 p.m.

Outhouse #1 Moonshine Event

17 Khartum Bagpipers Reception St. Patrick’s Day



Burns Trauma Seminar Motor Corps - Brookings Harley Raffle Corn Palace Hillbillies 6:30 p.m. Steel Drum 6:30 p.m. Tommy Dorsey Orchestra


18 St. Pat’s Bash

25 FC/MM Degrees Shrine Storm Game Horse Corps


Oriental Band 7 p.m.

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3 Fife & Drums Corps 7:30 p.m. Highlanders 6 p.m. OT Circus Appreciation Dinner


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.

10 Highlanders 6 p.m. B&E & Board Meetings Circus Committee – Final Meeting

16 Easter

17 Fife & Drum Corps 7:30 p.m. Highlanders 6 p.m. Mystic Brewers 7 p.m. Chamberlain Circus

23 Shrine Circus – Sioux Falls




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.

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

Arlie’s All Stars Cancer Benefit

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



Chanters 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Dance Club 7 p.m. Parker Flivvers 6:30 p.m. Chamberlain Circus



Highlanders 6 p.m. Chanters 7 p.m. Shrine Circus – Mitchell Sprint Cars 6:30 p.m. Provosts 7 p.m. Shrine Circus – Mitchell

Shutterbugs 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Last Call Rock Band Rehearsals 7 p.m. Shrine Circus – Mitchell

Find that rabbit and so


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

Brandon Prom





Dance Club

20 Steel Drum 6:30 p.m. Oriental Band 7 p.m. Director's Staff 7 p.m. Shrine Circus – Sioux Falls


Shrine Circus – Sioux Falls


Shrine Circus – Sioux Falls

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


29 OB “Halfway to Halloween” Dance

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017 got off to a good start with the Oriental Band hosting the Wednesday Night at the Shrine for the month of January. Good food and fellowship was had by all. The Annual Oriental Band Chili Cook-Off was held on January 18. First place was awarded to

April 20, 2017 through Sunday, April 23, 2017. Due to a large number of Oriental Band members who are active in the Circus Committee it is expected that the rest of the Oriental Band step up to the plate and sell dogs. Speculation is already running rampant as to who will win Top

We shall meet again before long to march to new triumphs.”

Jim Hoy, second place went to Deb Fitzgerald, and a tie at third place went to Chris Morrison and Les Kruse. A thank you goes out to the Judges Illustrious Sir Jim Burma, Jr., Maury Richards, and Charlie Kuemper. The Oriental Band is going to start off the parade season with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Sioux Falls on Saturday, March 18. The parade is scheduled to step off at 2:00 p.m., pay attention to your emails for further information regarding the muster point and the parade route. The Oriental Band is making plans to attend the Association of Shrine Oriental Bands (A.S.O.B.) Jamboree in Kansas City on March 31 – April 2. There we will compete against other Shrine Oriental Bands in Marching and showmanship. The vision of the A.S.O.B. is “A Healthy Oriental Band Community for the Benefit of Shriners Hospitals for Children” and its mission is “To Provide the Tools for Fun, Music, Recruitment, and Fundraising for the Oriental Band Community.” The El Riad Shrine Circus will be in town for nine shows from Thursday, 10

by Lee A. Lewis, Scribe

Dog this year. Remember this is the number one fundraiser for El Riad for the year and is essential to keeping the temple running. Next on the calendar of events is the Half Way to Halloween Dance and Costume Party, featuring 35th and Taylor on Saturday, April 29. Information regarding 35th and Taylor, can be found at the Oriental Band website — Tickets can also be bought on the website or at the Shrine office. The Oriental Band will be out in force as this is one of our two big fundraisers for the year. Last, but not least, the El Riad Spring Ceremonial will be on Saturday, May 6. Attendance and participation for the ceremonial is expected and required for all Oriental Band Members. The Oriental Band has started their weekly Thursday night meetings and practice. Bring your instruments and be prepared to play every week. “We shall meet again before long to march to new triumphs.”


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CONTRIBUTIONS TRANSPORTATION FUND: In Memory of Scott Marsh by Kelly & Lois Brown Donation by Scheduling Nurses Group In Memory of Diane Sturdevant Thoren by Eleanor Sturdevant In Memory of Al Hawks by Ike McDonnel Bruce & Kristi Wallin Tom & Nancy Stofferahn Charles & Sherry Davis Milford & Glenis Busch Colleen Hohn Patrick & Judith Keating Dr. Dennis & Gladys Williams

Bob Dibben & Relatives Lee & Angela Kaffen In Memory of Donald Ljunggren by Charles & Paula Brown In Memory of Dick Avery by Marge Hoffman In Memory of Claretta Bridgeman by Ray & Karen Boden In Memory of Dennis Ford by Harlen & Cherel Kluck In Memory of Wilfred Pockrandt by Harlen & Cherel Kluck In Memory of Clayton Johnson by Marlene & Kelly Iblings

In Honor of Del Hubers & Kevin Mickelsen by Kelly & Lois Brown John & Valoy Nordlie Kirk & Janet Anderson Brian & Dean Scott

License Decals by Tom Anderson Keith Backer Dale Long Dwayne Burckhard

In Memory of Dale Brown by Laurie Brown

In Memory of Jason D. Nichols, Sr. by Annette & Julian Nichols Ann Nichols Mr. & Mrs. Julian Nichols

In Memory of Charles Gaeckle by Bill Anderson In Memory of Boyd Landsman by Donna Landsman Dick & Priscilla Landsman Larry & Joni Schuler Jon & Kathy Peterson Paul & Jean Peterson Randy & Cindy Hartquist Merle & Barb Nelson LeOra Combs EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota



BLACK CAMEL CHARLES GAECKLE Sioux Falls Jan. 12, 1927 – Jan. 20, 2017 Created November 10, 1973 ALAN HAWKS Sioux Falls Nov. 22, 1937 – Jan. 14, 2017 Created May 3, 1973 ROBERT W. KABERNA Wagner Jan. 29, 1917 – Feb. 2, 2017 Created December 8, 1948 OLIVER J. NICHOLAS Huron June 19, 1918 – Dec. 8, 2016 Created May 16, 1981

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

In Memory of Roger Voss by Tom & Jane Anderson

In Memory of Dick Avery by Russ & Lil Blanchard In Memory of Darrell Svendsen by Dave Neiman 13


ON THE ROAD AGAIN s the Roadrunners start a new year, we are lucky with the great weather we have had. The first week of January saw two trips to the Shrine Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. The first was a one day trip by Michael Quinlven and Joe Greve. Then an overnight trip to Minneapolis by Dana Schmid and Doug Voss. It’s good to see Dana is feeling better and back on the road again as a Roadrunner. The rest of the month has been little quiet until the last week. Starting on Sunday, January 22, Dustin Johnson and Ron Goergan made a trip to Omaha airport to drop off a patient. Then on Tuesday Bruce Norton and Ken Steele drove to the Omaha airport to bring home a patient. The last Thursday and Friday, January 26 and 27, found us making two one day trips to the Shrine Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Our Nobles making these trips where Dustin and Mike Johnson and John Pudwill along with


by Jeffy Wilkes, Roadrunner President

Gene Renschler. The last I heard, Ron Goergen took some days off for a short stay in the heart hospital. Our thoughts and prayer go out to you Ron. Get well soon, we need you on the road again. Our patients are grateful to these drivers and all the drivers. Gail and I would like to thank all the ROADRUNNERS for their volunteering to drive the young patients to their doctor appointments each and every month. As I have said before and will say again thank you for your help. Any Noble can be a ROADRUNNER! It does not cost anything to join this unit. Just someone with a little extra time on their hands and want to big a HERO to our kids. • • MARCH 2017



Brian “Sticky” Schultz

e are just ramping up the start of an amazing year! As this is being penned we have just finished our busy weekend starting off with the Mall Walk and our Denim & Diamonds Ball with Dustin Evans & The Good Times Band. It was a fantastic turn out with a ton of great music and some amazing dancing. We have been busy the last few months with our card dealing abilities for unit and company parties, which we have truly enjoyed working.

by Red

We are proud to introduce our 2017 Big Clown: Brian “Sticky” Schultz. We are excited to see where this year takes us. If you would like to learn more about the Clowns, please feel free to come to one of our meetings. We meet at the Shrine the first Thursday of the month. Happy hour starts at 5:00 p.m., supper at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.


ALL YOU DO n behalf of the Hospital Representatives, I wish to thank committee members, the Divan and Nobles for their help with the SANFORD heart and cardiovascular screening. Where there was not a lot of work that needed to be done, it was a matter of having the red Fez visible and the Shrine well represented — not only to the public but to the vendors and staff of Sanford Health System. Throughout the course of the day they had approximately 40 heart screenings and 43 cardio screenings. These are people who may not have ever been at the Shrine and getting their first glimpse as to who we are. EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

by Roger R. Risty, Registered Representative of Gardner Financial Services

It is only with the help of all Shriners that we are a success. Other dates to be mindful of and that we will need help with are March 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the El Riad Temple, the Pediatric Burn Seminar. Also Saturday May 13 at Orthopedic Institute, the annual patient screening. Thank you for all you do, Roger R. Risty Hospital Chairman




by Bruce Norton

nother Archer!?! Congratulations to Allen Regimbal and wife Ashley for the birth of their new baby boy Archer Allen at 7lbs 6oz. New mommy, Lady Ashley and baby are doing well. Lady Ashley is the daughter of past Brigadier Wade Behm and his Grandma Lady Terra with Allen a recently minted Fife & Drum member. While the parents claim baby Archer is not named after John Archer, that is certainly not John's story. The big event to report on is our annual holiday party, the first Friday in January. Wade Behm, outgoing Brigadier headlined a fabulous celebration of being part of the Fife & Drum. We had over 100 in attendance, wearing orange to support Ray Henry's daughter Katie. We are a part of the ever expanding "Katie's Crew" and so glad to show our support for her! Joe Greve was hailed as 2016 "Fifer of the Year". This is a highly coveted distinction and any El Riad Noble knows this is a well earned award. Mike Fitzgerald was named 2016 Bungling Burglar for his "one two, pick up sticks" performance at Parade of Bands. Mofo spent more parade time dropping his drum sticks than he did using them. Brandon Stevenson, was declared 2016 Rookie of the Year. Too bad he's moved to Wisconsin... There is no way we can ever thank Wade Behm enough for his officer tenure, but true to form, our slate of 2017 officers is stellar. In honor of Darrell Griggs winning the cardboard boat race in Dell Rapids a few years ago,

we are applying a naval protocol this year to honor that legendary achievement, so "Admiral" Griggs will lead our esteemed unit in 2017. "Rear Admiral" Devon Johnson and "Petty Officer" Randy Schilling are his officer team. By the way, rear admiral aligns with Devon Johnson in so many ways it makes my head spin. Gosh, do we ever hit the ground running in 2017. We begin with all the preparations for our 20th consecutive Johnny Holm Band event February 11. We are very pleased about the Shrine Hospital backers we developed for this event. And especially happy, two of our members (John Archer and Tom Elliott) are participating in that concept. I am very anxious to report on this big event in the next Cactus! We are also handling February bar. Hard to be humble when we do this so very, very well. We are particularly thankful for our culinary coordinators Brad Stevens, Brad Streich, Mike Fitzgerald/Ken Steele, and Harland Danielson. What's also fun is two of our Wednesday bar nights are also El Riad rush parties. Finally, we will immediately retool after Johnny Holm for our big 14th Annual St. Patty's Day Bash on March 18. See our flyer in this Cactus for details. Would encourage all able-bodied Nobles to sign up for our big Shamrock Shootout beer pong tourney. We expect 100 or more teams this year. Get your livers ready guys, this will be a tremendous party!

Wearing orange to support Ray Henry's daughter Katie at our annual holiday party. 16 • • MARCH 2017



JANUARY 2017 WINNERS Date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Winner Highland Manufacturing* John Fehringer Liz Turner Chad Nace Kelli Anderson Justin O’Keefe Greg Devitt Leo Cwach, Jr.* Melandy Moore Dave Edwards Todd Smith Celeste Zimmerman Jerry Brink Clayton Hoffpauir Tom Senske** Highland Manufacturing Elizabeth Rieffenberger Royce Pearson Paul Bloomquist Korey Stoval Robert Martens Jeff Fuls* Tom Stritecky Bev Lansdowne Ron Greenleaf Christy Mayo Shirley Johnson Kelly Hegge Julie Sandro* Stephany Ramirez Duane Schumacher

Sold By Motor Corps Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Gopher Shrine Club Horse Corps Shutterbugs Motor Corps Horse Corps Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Fife & Drum Corps Lewis & Clark Chanters Oriental Band Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Oriental Band Sprint Cars Motor Corps Fife & Drum Corps Twin Lakes Shrine Club Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Motor Corps Chanters Horse Corps Motor Corps Oriental Band Motor Corps Clowns Horse Corps Lewis & Clark Horse Corps Outhouse #1 Lewis & Clark Shrine Club

*$100 Winners   **$300 Winner

FEBRUARY 2017 WINNERS Date Winner Sold By 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Jeff Degroot Janelle Spader Leonard Potts Dan Marketon Frances Rollason* Nancy Conzemius Jim McCleerey Bo Jans Andrew Anderson Alex Johnson Curt Geveshausen David Leenderts* John Flanagan Andrew & Erica Martin Ellen Buskohl Cheryl Koletzky Jayle McCoy Chad Dixon Craig Treiber* Chris Haberer Gale Pifer Emery Freeseman Leon Backstrom Noemi Cabrera Fran Bruns Erik Peterson* Jay Pifer George Hahn

Classie Autos Chanters Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Shutterbugs Mystic Brewers Corn Palace Shrine Club Horse Corps Clowns Sprint Cars Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Motor Corps Chanters Clowns Oriental Band Horse Corps Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Outhouse #1 Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Horse Corps Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Clowns Horse Corps Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Horse Corps Fife & Drum Corps Fife & Drum Corps Clowns Ritualistic Unit

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76th Annual El Riad

SHRINE CIRCUS Nine spectacular performances at the Sioux Falls Arena! April 20 - 23 2017 Elementary school children can get complEmEnTAry circus coupons coupons* complementary circus at any sioux Falls campbell’s supply, sioux Falls area sunshine Food stores, sioux Falls Gas stops, sioux Falls Arby’s or the El riad shrine. *coupons must be exchanged for tickets for the performance the child wishes to attend. order tickets and exchange coupons online at www. from April 3-21, 2017.


Show Times Thursday, April 20: 12:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Friday, April 21: 12:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 22: 10:00 am, 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 23: 12:30 pm & 5:00 pm

(Thursday & Friday afternoon performances are General Admission only)

Ticket information:


proceeds from this event are for the benefit of the Ei riad shrine. payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. • • MARCH 2017

Helping you achieve your goals has always been ours

Todd Nelson Team Todd Nelson Senior Vice President – Wealth Management Senior Financial Advisor Senior Portfolio Advisor 605.335.0548

Congratulations to Todd Nelson for being recognized on the Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers and Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors lists. Merrill Lynch 110 South Phillips Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Life’s better when we’re connected® Source: The 2016 Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers (FT 400) is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (FT), March 2016. The FT 400 is based on data gathered from firms, regulatory disclosures and the FT’s research. As identified by the FT, the listing reflected each adviser’s performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and accessibility. Neither firms nor their employees pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 400. Source: Barron’s magazine, March 7, 2016, America’s Top1,200 Financial Advisors list. Advisors considered for the “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” ranking have a minimum of seven years financial services experience and have been employed at their current firm for at least one year. Quantitative and qualitative measures used to determine the advisor rankings include: client assets, return on assets, client satisfaction/retention, compliance records and community involvement, among others. Barron’s does not receive compensation from advisors, participating firms and their affiliates, or the media in exchange for rankings. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. Investment products:

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The Shutterbugs & Pixels Unit are willing to attend your Unit/Club events to take pictures and provide them to you.

If you would like our services, please contact us 2 weeks prior to your event to get scheduled.

LET US C AP T U RE Y OUR MEMORIES ! Contact Unit President, Josh Jurgens at (605) 261-5963 or THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


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Roger Thompson- Sales Consultant Cell: 605-941-9399 Email:

Sales: 888-828-1926 Service: 866-979-7530 Parts: 866-787-6717

Phone: 605.373.0068 2607 West 41st Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (Just West of Best Buy)

Phone: 605.275.5660 5229 West 12th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57106

(Corner of W. 12th & Marion Rd.)

3.5” x 2”

Todd P Neuberger Financial Advisor .

3614 S Southeastern Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57103 605-371-0375

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Joseph N Alick – 3/31 Marlin G Andernacht – 3/9 Kirk Anderson – 3/3 Martin T Appelhof – 3/4 Alan B Aspaas – 3/22 Scott A Ault – 3/22 Michael R Bates – 3/23 Leo D Baumgart – 3/17 Matthew L Beal – 3/21 Herbert E Bose – 3/18 Gordon E Bourne – 3/1 Phillip R Brewton – 3/24 David J Brown – 3/13 Donald E Budde – 3/18 Franklin E Bult – 3/13 Timothy Cadwell – 3/25 Dean Patrick Christensen – 3/17 Craig R Converse – 3/16 Roger C Dearduff – 3/20 Richard Dougherty – 3/13 Murray V Driggs – 3/30 James O Edwards – 3/18 Robert Allen Ellsworth – 3/18 William S Erickson – 3/13 Brian Ernster – 3/31 Brian Ewing – 3/30 James J Fitzgerald – 3/31 Scott Fokken – 3/5 Jerald B Fowlds – 3/23 Ronald J Goergen – 3/12 Kevin Goff – 3/12 Mark S Graham – 3/20 Deane J Grav – 3/24 Cory Gray – 3/13 Lawrence P Green – 3/23 Terry Greene – 3/23

Joseph D Greve – 3/19 Donald E Gromer – 3/6 Brian D Gruhot – 3/20 James A Gulson – 3/5 William H Gunther – 3/2 Brian Hagan – 3/23 Steven M Hansen – 3/21 Dan Harris – 3/18 Marvin C Hasvold – 3/18 Henry R Hauck – 3/27 Curt Hauff – 3/25 Houston Haugo – 3/19 Robert P Helming – 3/1 Walter Henningsen – 3/4 Aaron J Hensley – 3/13 Marvin L Hoffer – 3/9 Kenneth Hofmeister – 3/13 Glen Huggins – 3/15 Glen D Hundley – 3/29 Stanley Jarovski – 3/10 Christopher T Jensen – 3/25 Donald E Jensen – 3/15 Alex Johnson – 3/31 Dustin Johnson – 3/1 Kenneth B Jones – 3/26 Greg Kerska – 3/23 Terry L Knutson – 3/22 Curtis W Kuehn – 3/12 Michael P Kuhle – 3/17 Eugene W Larsen – 3/9 Chad A Larson – 3/19 Ken Levene – 3/8 Brian R Lindgren Sr – 3/25 Skyler Loewenberg – 3/31 Dale Long – 3/1 Donald E Loudner – 3/18 Wade D Lunders – 3/12

Alan Machmiller – 3/3 Daniel Macrandall – 3/3 Colin May – 3/5 Darin W McDonnel – 3/11 David Mettler – 3/17 James R Myers – 3/29 James E Naumann – 3/12 David W Neiman – 3/15 Chris Nelson – 3/21 Jeffrey T Nelson – 3/17 Paul B Nester – 3/18 Michael W Olawsky – 3/19 Claude E Olson – 3/7 Steven Olson – 3/6 Patrick Ostermyer – 3/16 Roland R Pearson – 3/5 John H Peckham – 3/25 Dean N Peterson – 3/19 Mark B Peterson – 3/8 James R Pfeifer – 3/3 Robert B Pfeifer – 3/18 William G Psychos – 3/4 Richard D Ptak – 3/12 Dennis Nile Purvis – 3/24 Randall B Rasmussen – 3/1 Richard H Rasmussen – 3/1 Joseph A Relhak – 3/5 Cole M Robbins – 3/8 George D Roberts – 3/1 C Fred Roed – 3/26 Larry J Rolfs – 3/26 James D Rollason – 3/3 Craig Ross – 3/19 Donald J Roxworthy – 3/25 Larry Russell – 3/28 Douglas L Sangl – 3/22 Lee Allen Schaffer – 3/15

Cory Scharffenberg – 3/12 Timothy E Schendel – 3/28 William T Schepeler – 3/20 Alan L Schlaikjer – 3/15 Bernie E Schmucker – 3/11 Miles F Schumacher – 3/18 Todd R Schwartz – 3/16 Lloyd A Siemonsma – 3/4 Todd A Sorensen – 3/15 Marv Stavig – 3/31 Terry Steenholdt – 3/11 Bradley Stevens – 3/26 Charles G Swenson – 3/21 Charles J Thaler – 3/23 Dean Theisen – 3/4 Jeffrey J Thomas – 3/8 Jerry W Thompson – 3/19 Raymond Torgersen – 3/30 Michael S Traynor – 3/10 Gregory A Van Luvanee – 3/27 Jeremy Van Wyhe – 3/15 Lyle A Wagner – 3/6 Kenneth L Ward – 3/9 Dennis Wasmund – 3/20 Derrick West – 3/20 Ernest O Wevik – 3/3 Troy A Wheeler – 3/8 Patrick A Wiedman – 3/26 Robert Zwart – 3/27


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Located at I-29 & W. 12th Street 605-221-2000 • From left to right: Ryan Simmons, Bruce Heitman, Mark Jones, Denny Wasmund, Marv Lovro

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by Aaron Zahn, Secretary

e are counting down the days as we get closer to warmer weather and dry roads so we can get our rides out of hibernation and get back to cruising. We are busy planning another full year for the Classie Autos. We are planning on several parades this season along with quite a few unit cruises. We are starting something new this year and we will be featuring a different Classie Auto member in each issue.

Featured Member Name: Vince Jones

Make/Model: 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible Engine/Specs: was a 318 and 3-speed now a 340 and 4-speed How long have you owned your classic? 2015

How did you come across it and what made you want to buy it? I’m a Mopar guy and I was looking for a Challenger convertible and found it on line in Indianapolis. The best thing about your classic? It was totally restored but had been driven so it wasn’t perfect.

The worst thing about your classic? Ha! Probably paid too much for it!!

Is this your first classic? If not, how many other classic shave you owned? The first one was in high school, a 1930 Dodge that I restored to original. Next was a 1973 International Scout restored to original with a few modifications. Next was a 1959 Chrysler Imperial still in original condition. How long have you been a member of "Classie Autos"? About 6 years.

What made you decide to join Classie Autos? I had some friends who were members and there was a great diverse group of guys and cars/trucks. Any advice for someone looking to buy a classic car? A classic car is whatever is Classie to you! It could be a 4 door Rambler station wagon or a Lamborghini! The Important thing is to drive it and have fun! Don’t plan on making any money on it and if you do, it’s icing on the cake. 

Join a group of like minded people for advice and fun... like the Classie Autos!!!

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hank you again to these Nobles who donated $20 in 2016 to help support the Cactus. It makes a big difference in the amount of space we have available for articles, photos and other news relating to the Shrine, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and El Riad in particular.

Doug Costar Mary Cozad Mike Duffy

It’s time once again to pay dues for the coming year. Please consider adding that extra $20 to become a Cactus Supporter. Stop by the office or mail to: El Riad Shrine P.O. Box 1203 Sioux Falls, SD 57101

Kevin Goff Don McCoy Lonnie Merriman

Mary Moen Brian Richeal

VOL. XCVI, No. 1

Voice of El Riad Shrine – Sioux Falls

February 2017

2017 El Riad Shrine Divan We are El Riad

Inside This Issue...

XXXX / Annual Meeting and Officer Installation / and much more...


IF SO, PLEASE BECOME A CACTUS SUPPORTER! COCKTAIL HOUR EVERY WEDNESDAY 4 – 10 p.m. | El Riad Oasis Served by your favorite bartenders and open to the public!


Your yearly $20 donation helps us keep the presses rolling. Send your check today to

El Riad Shrine

P.O. Box 1203, Sioux Falls, SD 57101 or call the office at (605) 336-1117. • • MARCH 2017


CULINARY COLUMN Potentate’s Installation

Saturday, January 14 We had a fine showing of Chefs eager to demonstrate their fine culinary skills before the Divan and all in attendance. We served the traditional oyster stew alongside chili, bar-b-que sandwiches, chips and cookies. Special attention is required preparing the oyster stew, sautéing oysters with just the right seasoning, sauce and temperature to ensure entwining of texture, nose and flavor for the discerning palate.

Culinary Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 15 The Culinary Chefs and their Ladies gathered at the Minnehaha Country Club’s staffed buffet. We had a great turn out for our meeting. The food and conversation were fabulous. We enjoyed each other’s company, including our honored guests; Past Potentate, the Illustrious Tom Anderson and his Lady Jane and Potentate Jim Burma and his Lady Kim. Tom Anderson was presented with the coveted Silver Spoon Award. Thank all of you for attending this annual meeting. We celebrated another successful year of accomplishments, none of which would be possible without steadfast devotion to our cause. We look forward to another productive year serving our El Riad Shrine.  

Smithfield (Morrell) Party

Sunday, January 29 We all know the generosity Morrell’s provides to the Shrine Circus. So our way of saying thanks was to prepare them food to add to their afternoon of fun. Bruce Boegler and many others helped make this event a success.  Noble Al Zahn seemed pleased with our efforts and the food. Nothing goes to waste with any of our events. This was again evidenced with the leftovers being graciously donated to the St. Francis House. EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

by Eaton Doolittle, Culinary Communications Director

El Riad Clowns Pardi Gras, “Denim & Diamonds”

Saturday, February 4 It’s obvious that the Clowns know how to have fun! Again, we were invited to furnish refreshment food for the Gerard Faini party. Bruce Boegler, Joe Alick, Lloyd Siemonsma, Bill O’Connor, Steve Traynor and Mark Anderson helped prepare and serve our 100 plus guests. We served the classic open taco bar with all the fixins’, followed up with a variety of cheese cake desserts. I, living up to my name, Eaton Doolittle, arrived as a guest of the party and ate while observing and critiquing my fellow Chefs. I am humble and proud to include them in with our achievements.    

Upcoming Culinary Events

• Tuesday, March 14          Chamber mixer – 4:30 p.m. at the Shrine • Friday, March 17             Khartum reception for St. Patricks parade – 4:30 p.m. hors d’oeuvres and dinner • Friday, March 24             Motorcorps taco party – 6:30 p.m. • Saturday, April 1              Masonic One Day • Wednesday, April 19       Set up for the Circus at the arena • Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23           Circus at the arena   A small bite of Culinary sage Christ Offers Forgiveness For Everyone Everywhere


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DONATIONS AND MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS Donation in honor of _____________________________________________________________________________ Memorial in memory of ___________________________________________________________________________ El Riad Hospital Transportation Fund El Riad Hospital Transportation Endowment Fund El Riad Keith Rose Building Fund Shriners Hospitals for Children Unit and Expense Loan Fund Hospital? Twin Cities ___ Chicago ___ Cincinnati ___ $100 Million Dollar Club

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Address _______________________________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________________________ State _________ Zip _____________ Phone # ______________________________________________________ *Please acknowledge my gift to: ____________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ City ___________________________________________________________ State _________ Zip _____________




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Join the Shrine’s


The $100 Million Dollar Club is a way for Shriners and non-Shriners alike to provide a gift of hope for a child in need. It’s an excellent opportunity to personally participate in the “World’s Greatest Philanthropy” — Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Shriners operate 22 hospitals in North America dedicated to treating children with orthopedic problems and burn injuries. There are 18 orthopedic hospitals, three burn hospitals and one Shriners Hospital that provides orthopedic, burn care and spinal cord injury care. All care and services provided by Shriners Hospitals are totally without cost to the patient or family. Since the founding of Shriners Hospitals in 1922, about $5.5 billion has been spent to provide quality and compassionate medical care to more than 675,000 children with orthopedic problems, severe burn injuries or spinal cord injuries. Most of these services are paid for by the Shriners Hospitals for Children Endowment Fund. Without this fund, Shriners Hospitals would not be able to ensure optimum and compassionate patient care. In order to meet the needs of thousands of children in need of the expert care Shriners Hospitals provide, the endowment fund must continue to grow during these times of increasing cost of medical care. Since approximately 95 percent of the annual Shriners Hospitals for Children operating budget will be spent in direct support of the 22 hospitals, your gift to its endowment fund is a gift to one of the world’s “purest” philanthropies.



Visit our website: Application for membership

$100 Million Dollar Club

p Yes, I (we) want to share in the care of SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN. p I have previously made a will leaving a bequest (of $100 or more) to the Shriners Hospitals for Children endowment fund. p I have added a provision in my will leaving a bequest (of $100 or more) to the Shriners for Children Endowment Fund. p I prefer to make a cash donation at this time (of $100 or more). Make your check payable to:

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN Signed _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Temple Member? ________________________________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________ City_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Todd (TJ) Person Kent Alberty Luanne Alberty 4320 South Louise Avenue, Suite 105 Sioux Falls, SD 57106 Ph 605.271.5627 F a x 605.271.3343

State _____________ Zip _________________________ You may give a $100 Million Dollar Club Membership in another person’s name, as a special anniversary, birthday or appreciation gift. Please have the membership certificate read: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________



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El Riad Shrine Oriental Band’s

Halfway To Halloween Costume Party

From PM to



$$$ in advance $$$ at the door Musical Guests

ssth and Taylor

Room & Table Reservations --------Call:

Costumes, music, cocktails, fun ghost, goblins, monsters and ghouls Call --------for Tickets and Reservations El Riad Shrine Event Center rrr S Phillips Ave Payments are not deductible as a charitable contribution. Proceeds to Oriental Band EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota




by Jerry Hauff, Commander

e are getting revved up for our 23rd Annual Raffle to be held on Friday, March 24. If you have not purchased your tickets, time is running out. We only have 400 available and last year we nearly sold out! Ken Ward and I, along with the rest of our membership, will be hard at work selling tickets and gathering prizes for this event. We need all the help from our members as well as donations from local business, etc. If you are interested in helping out or purchasing tickets, contact Ken Ward for more information and you can check out our ad on page 30 for more details. Hopefully you didn’t miss out on the Frozen Pub Run this year because if you did, you missed a good time and will have to wait for next year! If you have not been on the Pub Run, we rent the School Bus Inc. buses and tour around the area to local watering holes where we enjoy the day with friends and family. The fee includes a trip back in the past on the school bus plus you get a chance to draw your poker hand for a chance to win cash and prizes. The month of May will be the Motorcorps’ turn to run the bar and one of the first 3 weeks will be our annual fish fry so once we determine the date, we will put out more information. Our Road Captain, Jeff Landborg, will be busy planning parades and the competition routine for the upcoming summer and we are very excited to get back on the course and back in competition form. It’s a long winter and we will all be ready to jump on the bikes and ride. As long as the streets are clear of snow and it’s 30 degrees or warmer, you may see some of the members riding anyway, it’s just what they do!


I have one edit to address from last month’s article. It was my first article as the Commander and I forgot to mention our Past Road Captain Ken Ward and all that he did for our unit. Ken called me out in good fun so I thought I better apologize to everyone else as well. Sorry Ken. Our regular stated meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month in the main unit room on the lower level so if you are interested in joining our unit or just want to see what we are about, please contact one of our members and we will be glad to have you with us. You can reach me at (605) 261-4736 or Keep it upright or you will end up with the pickle.




by Peter J. Hauff, Secretary

he Shutterbugs and Pixels would to thank Past Potentate Tom Anderson and Lady Jane for an outstanding 2016. We would like to wish 2017 Potentate Jim Burma and Lady Kim a great year. The Shutterbugs and Pixels were a busy unit in 2016, shooting pictures at various events starting off with the Divan installation in January. The unit attended “Glen Miller Orchestra”, “Corn Palace Shrine Club’s 60th Anniversary”, & “Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Game”, along with “The Pote’s Parade”, “The Pote’s Party”,

The Shutterbugs and Pixels are proud to support The El Riad Temple mission by taking pictures to create a history of events for future Shriners to enjoy. The Shutterbugs and its nobles would like to extend a special thanks to The Pixels Unit for being there to capture the memories of The Shrine when a noble wasn’t available. They are a key part to the unit and we all greatly appreciate their work! We could never thank the ladies enough for all they do for the Shrine. The Shutterbugs and Pixels are looking forward to a busy and exciting year under Illustrious Sir Jim Burma

Love for photography. Eat sleep and breathe it. Become a photograph.”

“The Pote’s Golf Tourney”, “The Shrine Football Game” and “The Patients Christmas Party”, just to name a few. The Shrine Circus towards the end of April was a big event for the unit due to the number of shows. Each show provided an opportunity to try new camera settings and lighting options along with moving through the arena to get that special shot. Spring and Fall Ceremonials were big events for the Unit as well. New members had their pictures taken during check in, general pictures taken throughout the day along with new members’ fezzing and family pictures at the end of the day culminating with a group photo. The Unit made a contribution to the Shrine as well. The Pixels helped out with pictures at the Imperial Session in Tampa, FL along with Midwest Shrine Associations Summer sessions at Marquette, MI.

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and his Lady Kim. We hope you all are too! Pictures taken are distributed to the Cactus Editor Rocky Hayes and are uploaded to, please log on and check them out! The Unit meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Temple. Please come down and see us if you’re interested, we’d love to have you! For further information please contact the President Josh Jurgens at or by phone at (605) 261-5963. “Love for photography. Eat sleep and breathe it. Become a photograph.” ­—Anonymous


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2921 West 41st St., SIOUX FALLS, SD • 605-336-3244 1157 21st St. HURON, SD (605) (605) 352-4038

605 Main St. GREGORY, SD (605) 835-8711

1201 Broadway YANKTON, SD (605) 665-2604

2291 Colorado Blvd. SPEARFISH, SD (605) 642-8604

413 S. Main St. WINNER, SD (605) 842-2541

400 W. Sioux PIERRE, SD (605) 224-0439

1832 W. Main RAPID CITY, SD (605) 343-3610

1801 9th Ave. S.E. WATERTOWN, SD (605) 886-2017

MASTER MASONS RETIRED OR NOT: Gavelers High Twelve, a club of local members of High Twelve International, meets each Thursday at the Royal Fork. High Twelve is a social and philanthropic organization open to all Master Masons. Locally, we meet each Thursday at 11 a.m. for lunch and social hour. At Twelve we have a very short meeting followed by a program of education or entertainment.



We would be happy to have you join us. Stop in at the Royal Fork on a Thursday or call one of these Masons for more information: Don Wendt, President, (605) 334-9732 Roger Hansen, Secretary/Treasurer, (605) 338-3560

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Please welcome these newly inducted El Riad Nobles from the Cold Sands Ceremony!




here was a Cold Sands Ceremony held in December 2016, which brought in seven new Nobles (sponsor in parentheses): • Aaron Aasen (Ryan Simmons)

• Michael Bjelland (Maurice Richard) • Kenneth Hoyne ( John Archer) • David Kelly (Richard Johnson)

Faux Painting

• Dave Miller (Rocky Hayes) • John Rodgers (Thomas Elliot) • Ryan Rollinger (Todd Van Sickler)

JaDecor…simply beautiful Certified Dealer


WALLCOVERING & PAINTING SERVICE A Complete Professional Service Specialty Wall Finishes

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Cellular 351-2084 Hm. 605-528-6523 Fax 605-528-6200 • • MARCH 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 (Unit meets for Ceremonials) President - John Bayer (Janean), 1511 Riverdale Rd., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 360-1204 Email:

GOPHER SHRINE CLUB President - Andy Harries (Mari), 1224 - 3rd Ave., Windom, MN 56101 E: (Meets 2nd Tuesday of January or as called)

RICKSHAWS – Parade Unit Emperor (Pres.) - Chad Goldsmith (Cindy), 5904 S. Galway Ave., Sioux Falls 57106 C: 940-4310 E: (Meet 1st Tuesday @ 6:00 p.m.)

BIG BEND SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit President - George Martin, 411 Scotts Lane, Chamberlain, 57325 C: 730-0099 B: 234-6009 E: (Meeting dates as called)

HIGHLANDER PIPE & DRUM – Parade Unit President - Bob Sorensen (Sherry), 3109 S. Holly Ave., Sioux Falls, 57105 C: 413-5964 E: (Meets Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.)

RITUALISTIC UNIT President - Jeff Landborg (Kristi), 2811 S. Lyndale Ave., Sioux Falls, 57105 C: 942-3831 E: (Meet as called)

BLAST & CAST President - Rolland Stolsmark (Rene), 1003 Par Tee Dr., Hartford, 57033 C: 359-6888 E: (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.)

HILLBILLIES OUTHOUSE #1 – Parade Unit President - Dennis Kaarup, PP (Theresa), 716 W. 25th St., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 929-8608 E: (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.)

ROADRUNNERS President - Jeffy Wilkes (Cathy), 217 W. 19th St., Sioux Falls, 57105 C: 201-4480 E: (Meet as called)

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

HORSE CORPS – Parade Unit Trail Boss (Pres.) - Tim Boysen (Peggy), 24237 - 310th Ave., Presho, 57568 C: 360-3615 E: (Meets last Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.)

ROSEBUD SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit President - Richard Ringstmeyer (Janet), 27968 - 318th Ave., Winner, 57580 R: 842-2092 B: 842-3732 C: 842-5537

CHANTERS – Parade Unit President - Brad Vostad (Naomi), 1809 S. Shellynn Dr., Sioux Falls 57103 C: 201-5481 E: (Meet every Tuesday @7:00 p.m.) CLASSIE AUTOS – Parade Unit President - Vince Jones (Sandy), 45975 - 267th St., Hartford, 57033 C: 366-3178 E: (Meet 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: (Meet 1st Thurs. @ 6:30 p.m.) CORN PALACE SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit President - Jeremy McNary (Jennifer Larson), 1029 E. 2nd Ave., Mitchell, 57301 R: 999-5381 E: (Meets last Thurs.@ 6:30 p.m.) CULINARY UNIT President - Steve Hauff (Sue), 904 Ridge Rd., Sioux Falls, 57105 R: 338-9625 B: 332-2131 E: C: 376-2452 (Meets as called) DANCE CLUB President - Chris Karr, 7421 W. Luke, Sioux Falls, 57106 C: 695-0391 E: (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00pm) DIRECTOR’S STAFF President - Paul Berndt, 1007 Magnolia St., Brandon, 57005 C: 595-2525 E: (Meets 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.) FIFE AND DRUM CORPS – Parade Unit Brigadier (Pres.) - Darrell Griggs (Jess), 2608 S. Groveland Ave., Sioux Falls, 57110 C: 310-3267 E: (Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:30 p.m.) GOLF UNIT President - Dave Skancke, 2305 Pepper Ridge, Sioux Falls, 57103 C: 553-3351 E:

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LEGION OF HONOR – Parade Unit Cmdr. (Pres.) - Scott Denney (Rhonda), 312 W. 34th St., Sioux Falls, 57105 C: 323-9678 E: (Meets 1st Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.) LOH FOOT PATROL – Parade Unit Captain (Pres.) - Ethan Jones, 325 N. LaSalle Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57110 C: 370-8588 E: LEWIS & CLARK SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit 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. @ 8:00 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.) MYSTIC BREWERS Brew Master - Nathan Faini, 3111 S. Mayfair Dr., Sioux Falls, 57106 C: 212-8444 E: (Meets 3rd Monday @ 7:00 p.m.) OAZE CYCLE PATROL – Parade Unit President - Robert Demuth (Sandra), 1404 Indian Hill Rd., Worthington, MN 56187 R: (507) 376-6470 B: (507) 372-2919 (Meets 1st Monday after Lodge) ORIENTAL BAND – Parade Unit President - James Fitzgerald (Deb), 111 E. Elm St., Beresford, 57004 C: 496-3209 E: (Meets Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.)

SHUTTERBUGS President - Josh Jurgens, 2601 S. Minnesota Ave., Ste. 105, Sioux Falls 57105 C: 261-5963 E: (Meet last Wedensday @ 7:00 p.m.) PIXELS President - Jane Anderson (Tom), 47948 Copperwood Cir., Harrisburg, 57032 C: 310-5461 SKI CLUB 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: (Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.) STEEL DRUM BAND – Parade Unit President - Steve Burtis (Julie), 1901 S. Queens Ave., Sioux Falls, 57106 C: 941-2317 E: (Meets 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.) TWIN LAKES SHRINE CLUB President - Jason Martin (Jena), 816 N. Prairie Ave., Madison, 57042 C: 270-2917 E: (Meets 1st Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.) WORTHINGTON AREA SHRINE CLUB 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), P.O. 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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