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l Riad has had a very busy summer, but I will have to say it’s also been extremely gratifying! We can all be very proud of our communications systems here at El Riad! An impartial panel of judges reviews magazines, newspapers, emails, websites, etc., from Shrine Temples all over the Americas to determine the winners. I am extremely proud to announce that Shriners International has awarded TWO FIRST PLACE 2018 DROMEDARY AWARDS to El Riad Temple! They are in the categories of Email Communications for the Weekly Shrine Schedule and the El Riad Facebook Page! A big shout out and a huge thank you goes to Rocky Hayes for creating both of these for our temple! Now, let me start off with the Pote’s Parade! It was again a fun time in the great town of Tea. The folks in Tea make it easy for us to have a good time without jumping thru hoops. Alan Machmiller and Larry Miller had things in perfect order. They work great together as a team, and I want to thank them both for their efforts. The Culinary Unit did an unbelievable job in making the Nobles and their families welcome by serving everything hot and tasty, and having plenty of it on hand so no one went home hungry! Lady Marla and I greeted everyone as they entered the food line and there were times I thought we were feeding the entire city of Tea! What a fantastic turnout of our Shrine families, and we thank them all for coming out in the heat of the day!


MONTHLY STATED MEETINGS August 8, 2018 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, Maury Richard, Potentate

EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

by the Illustrious Sir Maury Richard

The following weekend we celebrated Shrine Family Day at the Great Plains Zoo. The weather was great and the event went very smoothly. Leo Baumgart had everything in order, and the Culinary Unit once again fed us all in the fashion that we have come to enjoy. Our own Pote’s Aides made sure we were hydrated and that the ice cream bars flowed like water. Thanks, Steve Haase, and your amazing crew. The circuses in the cities of Yankton and Winner were great successes! We had several volunteers from Sioux Falls attend both events to help. As you know, WE ARE ALL EL RIAD and work together to be the best Shrine Temple in the system. A big thank you goes out to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to help out with those two circuses! It was very much appreciated! 2018 Shrine Imperial Session in Daytona Beach was a busy time with several things to vote on in the business meetings. I know we are all glad to be done with the three years of Florida meetings and are looking forward to going to Nashville next year and supporting John Whitelock and his mighty men for the year 2019. Nashville will be a great time, as entertainment is everywhere and there should be something for everybody! This month we will be going to Midwest Shrine Association in Deadwood. This will be a much shorter distance then in previous years and should be a great Continued on page 5








Blast & Cast.........................................................................5 Sprint Car............................................................................ 6 Classie Autos.......................................................................7 Chanters............................................................................ 13 Steel Drum......................................................................... 14 Clowns............................................................................... 15 Fife & Drum.......................................................................33 Outhouse/Back 40 Boys.................................................. 34 Ritualistic Unit...................................................................35 Oriental Band....................................................................35 Motor Corps.....................................................................40 Ashrama Temple No. 97................................................... 41


Shrine Football Game....................................................... 10 Shrine Cup......................................................................... 10 All Masonic Picnic............................................................. 10 Hot Classics Night............................................................. 18 Twin Lakes Golf Tournament........................................... 19 Craft & Vendor Fair............................................................21 Hot Ballroom Nights.........................................................23 Pote’s “Carnival” Party.....................................................25 Sundae Funday................................................................. 31 Twin Lakes Fishing Tournament...................................... 31 The Abbey Road Band...................................................... 31 Rummage Sale..................................................................32 Midwest Shriners Chanters......................................38 – 39 TeaPee 500....................................................................... 46


Shrine Family Day......................................................20 – 21 Last Call Rock Band..........................................................22 El Riad Shrine Circus Yankton..........................................24 El Riad Shrine Circus Winner............................................26 Loyalty Days Parade.........................................................26 Brookings Shrine Club......................................................26 Hospital Day 2018.............................................................27 Glenn Miller Orchestra.................................................... 28 SD Grand Bethel............................................................... 28 Spring Ceremonial Ladies Luncheon...............................29


Moe’s Pote’s Notes!....................................................... 3 & 5 Calendar of Events........................................................8 – 9 Memorials & Contributions...............................................12 Black Camel........................................................................12 Cash Calendar Winners................................................... 16 Membership Committee...................................................17 Birthdays...........................................................................32 $100 Million Dollar Club................................................... 36 Donations and Memorial Contributions.........................37 Stated Meeting..........................................................42 – 44 Contact List...................................................................... 45

On the Cover... The El Riad Blast & Cast unit held their first ever “floating meeting” during a tranquil day on Brant Lake near Chester, South Dakota. Many other units and clubs were involved with outdoor Shrine Circuses, parades, dances, and Shrine Family Day at the Great Plains Zoo. Photos by Sandra Haase, Shelby DeVries, and Ron Knott 4


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

2018 EL RIAD SHRINE OFFICERS Maury Richard, Potentate

Executive Committee Chairman

Donald McCoy, Marshall

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

Mark A Richard, Captain of the Guard Brookings Shrine Club, Outhouse #1

John Whitelock, Chief Rabban

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

Dwight Zahn, Asst. Rabban

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

Les Kruse, 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

Jim Slater, Oriental Guide

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

Leo Baumgart, 1st Ceremonial Master

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

Scott A Denney, Outer Guard

Rosebud Shrine Club, Mystic Brewers

Alan Machmiller, Chief of Staff

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

Larry R Miller, Assistant Chief of Staff Terry L Knutson, Chaplain Paul Berndt, Temple Director John F Archer, Membership Chairman Charles Brown, Membership Asst. Chairman Larry R Miller, Circus Chairman Ken Ward, Football Chairman Ryan Simmons, Shrine Cup Chairman Leo Baumgart, Sportsman’s Classic Chairman Paul Buriak, Shrine Hospital Seminars Chairman Roger Risty, Donor & Sponsor Relations John Whitelock, Pote’s Ball Chairman Jim Slater, Unit/Club Seminar George Hamilton, Roadrunners President Gail Gustafson, Roadrunners Coordinator Jim Slater & Kyle Orth, Masonic Relations Rocky Hayes, Public Relations Chairman 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 Shutterbugs & Pixels, Shrine Photographers Rocky Hayes, Cactus Editor & Webmaster Mark Richard, Cactus Advertising Sales

Doug Kristensen, 2nd Ceremonial Master

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

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

All articles or comments should be directed to the Editor at and advertising matters to the advertising sales manager at For information concerning Shriners Hospitals for Children, call (800) 237-5055. Printed by Leader Printing, Madison, S.D. • • AUGUST 2018

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time. The number of nobles going is very good and I want to thank them for their time and efforts. “Here’s to the Nobles! They have class! Here’s to the nobles! They’re a h…………….!” We also know that every unit who competes will take pride in putting their best foot and/or wheels forward and will make El Riad very proud! I know you’ve all been putting in hours and nights of practice which will again pay off in trophies! Lady Marla and I want to take this opportunity to remind you about the Pote’s Party on August 25! The committee headed by Chief Rabban John and Lady Ralynn Whitelock is up to speed and planning a great time. The theme is “CARNIVAL!” and you can imagine what could be in store for the guests! We will again be providing childcare at the Masonic Lodge lower level, which will be manned by the Jobs Daughters. This will be free, as we want the younger Nobles to come and have a great time without the expense of a babysitter. Look at the ad in the Cactus for all the details, or check your invitation and RSVP to the Shrine Office. NOTE: There will be a surprise which will not be divulged until the night of the party, so you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to have a great time! The Culinary Unit will be providing the eats, and we will also have the Crabgrass Crew entertain us for a short period of time following dinner. Please join us for an evening of fun, games, music, and laughter! I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Membership Team. They have done an amazing job of recruiting, signing, and making sure our new nobles have all the


information they need to become a member of El Riad! On June 27, they organized what we now call “The Lukewarm Sands!” It’s not a coldsands or a hotsands of the desert. Let me explain, we had 10 - let’s count them - 10 new Nobles join our ranks on that night! The Ritualistic Unit, along with the Directors Staff, did an amazing job initiating them into our fold. The versatility of both units allowed them to make changes to their program and they did it seamlessly! I thank you all for your hard work! The membership team is still working hard to reach our goal of 75 new Nobles in the year 2018 and we are still only half way there. We need the names of your best friends or relatives - someone you would want to enjoy the benefits of being a Shriner, and a member of El Riad. Get those names to our membership team and let’s make it happen! On the third Wednesday of EVERY month there is a rush party so bring your candidate on those nights and let us invite them to be one of us! In closing I would thank the Nobles of El Riad for their timeless efforts to keep us the best Shrine Temple in the system. In closing, remember to HAVE FUN and KEEP INSPIRING someone to step up and do a great job each and every day! THANK YOU!

Maury “Big Moe” Richard 2018 Potentate, El Riad Shrine


he Blast & Cast unit continues to grow. Returning members Jeffy Wilkes and Kendig Bergstresser along with newcomer Howard Greer only needing to attend two meetings, our membership tops 35. We recently tended bar for the Heath wedding which had 275 people. Thanks to the Hillbillies for their help with that. Our annual summer fishing trip to the Beal Ranch was attended by a dozen of our guys and the fish were plentiful, however the size just wasn’t there. Jayson Strauss is looking into another air conditioner for the ranch house. The Fall fishing trip to Waubay is the weekend of September 14. We stay at the Hide-Away Lodge. It’s an old retirement home and each of the 14 rooms have bathrooms, EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

by Ron Brandt

refrigerators, and two double beds. It’s a very comfortable place with full kitchen facilities, as well as a cleaning house. Now, for the most exciting news. The Blast & Cast recently held our monthly meeting, on Brant Lake. Yep, on the lake. Our members brought three boats in June and we conducted official business on the water. We had a professional drone operator film parts of it as well as plenty of stills. Look for future meeting places such as the Garretson Gun Club. As always, the El Riad Blast & Cast invites you to one of our monthly meetings. Call, text or email anyone in the unit and say you are coming, introductions will be made, and you will instantly feel welcome. 5



t has been a busy summer for the Sprint Car unit and as the summer heats up so does our schedule. The months of June and July have come and gone and the Sprint Cars have been busy practicing our new routine for MSA. August is fast approaching and we are in the final stages of fine tuning our routine. Also, during the last several weeks we have been practicing a new parade routine. The month of June saw nine members of the Sprint Car unit heating up the streets of Alvord, IA. It was the first time the Sprint Cars were invited to this town 35 minutes southeast of Sioux Falls. Alvord was celebrating their quasquicentennial on Saturday June 9. That’s 125 years for the rest of you. Also, in June, ten Sprint Cars were on the streets for the annual Pote’s Parade, which was held in Tea, SD this year. Thanks to Potentate Moe for hosting the Oasis both before and after the parade. A big thank you also goes to the members of the Culinary Unit for the great food and to the Pote’s Aides for keeping everyone hydrated. After the Oasis, Mark and Lady Denise Richard hosted the annual Sprint Car pool party. This party has become one of our units’ favorite gatherings and it’s a date we all


by Jason Schlechter

look forward to each year. In July we had 10 cars on the streets parading in White, SD and Milford, IA. Other big news in the Sprint Car unit had the membership voting to make Mike Olawsky a Life Member. Mike was one of the founding members of our unit in 2002 and he has been a car owner from the start. Mike served as president of our unit in 2006 and has been our Treasurer for several years. Congratulations on this honor Mike it is well deserved. The Sprint Cars would also like to welcome our newest member Noah Richard. Noah is a third generation Shriner and third generation member of the Sprint Car unit. Congratulations to Noah and we look forward to seeing him on the streets in the coming weeks. The Sprint Cars are always looking for new members to join our unit. All Shriners are welcome to join our unit and drive a car. Members do not need to be a car owner to enjoy all the benefits of membership. Please contact any member of the Sprint Car unit or stop out at our practice field in the parking lot on the north side of the Lewis Drug distribution warehouse located on E. 56th St. • • AUGUST 2018



he Classie Autos have had a busy summer. We been to parades in Brandon, Harrisburg, Tea, Worthing, and Lennox so far with three more to go. We are fortunate to be apart of an inaugural event on August 11 with Nyberg’s Ace Hardware, Hot Classics Night. (See flyer insert for more details). This is going to be a great event for our unit!

Featured Member: Don Jensen

I don’t recall what year I joined the Classie Autos but at that time there were only approximately 10 active members and our fundraiser was helping with the Canton Car Show. The first car I had for the Classie Autos was a Pontiac Firebird, followed by a 1963 Rambler and a 2000 Mustang convertible. We currently have a 2005 Mustang GT convertible in addition to the 1964 Chevy pickup. The Mustang is “our cruiser” and the pickup is “our show truck”. If you’re looking for an interesting old vehicle to fix up, why not a truck? That was the conclusion that I came to about nine years ago when I purchased the 1964 Chevy C-10 long bed pickup. I was looking for something and didn’t know what, and Helen said one day ‘Why don’t you get a truck?’” Not long after that, I found the ’64 Chevy. When I bought the C-10, I intended to simply paint it and use it for a driver. But as they were preparing it for paint, they kept finding little rust spots, and I wanted it done right, so I felt compelled to fix it up right. They painted it 1969 Camaro yellow with a white top and I was very pleased with the outcome. But it wasn’t originally going to be yellow. I kind of wanted a yellow truck and Helen didn’t think it’d look that good. We were considering a couple different shades of green, but I went with yellow without telling Helen until I got it home. She thought it was OK.

EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

by Aaron Zahn, Secretary

Since the bodywork was done to higher standards than I intended, why settle for the old, worn 283 V-8? I bought a crate 350 and after tweaking it a little, installed it under the brightyellow hood. And then I might as well make the interior nice, so I hand-crafted new door panels and headliner, and replaced the tattered bench seat with heated bucket seats out of a Chevy Tahoe, complete with leather and a 7-way power adjust. And the bed was treated to a new wooden floor, although I used a black ash wood instead of the yellow ash that it originally came with from the factory, which turned out nice. It also has vintage air conditioning, a CD/AM/FM stereo, power steering and power disc brakes. What was going to be a driver, once done, went to some car shows and started winning trophies. It wasn’t going to be hauling firewood; it was now a show truck. And that was fine with me. The truck was more than just an old pickup anyway, since it had the larger rear window that isn’t seen as often. I wanted the big window. There aren’t a lot of the big-window trucks around … kind of made it a rare truck. It took three years to restore the truck to where it is today, although I would not call it finished. I’m still planning a few small changes. I’d like to change the axles from six studs to five studs so I could have a better choice of custom wheels to put on it. I had a lot of fun building the truck. We’ve had it on a few cruises and have gotten many compliments on the truck.








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

5 Cactus Deadline

6 Worthington after Lodge B&E & Board Meetings


7 Chanters 7–8:30 p.m. Rickshaws 6 p.m. Twin Lakes Shrine Club 7 p.m.

13 Fife & Drum Corp 7:30 p.m. Highlanders Pipe & Drum 6 p.m.

14 Chanters 7–8:30 p.m. Classie Autos 7 p.m. Lewis & Clark 6:30 p.m. Sprint Cars 6:30 p.m.

2 Clowns 6:30 p.m. Oriental Band 7 p.m.

9 Brookings 6 p.m. @ Cubby’s Oriental Band 7 p.m. Steel Drum Band 6:30 p.m.

4 Private Event





Dance Club

15 Masonic Motor Club 6:30 p.m. Motor Corps 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Rush Party

3 Delta Waterfowl Banquet (private)

8 Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Stated Meeting


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

MSA Summer Session – Deadwood


20 Mystic Brewers 7 p.m.


27 Fife & Drum Corp 7:30 p.m. Highlanders Pipe & Drum 6 p.m. Augie Football Banquet



Blast & Cast 7 p.m. Last Call Rock Band Rehearsals 7 p.m. Chanters 7–8:30 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Dance Club 7 p.m. Hillbillies - Outhouse 7 p.m. Parker Flivvers 6:30 p.m.

28 Chanters 7–8:30 p.m. Provost 7:30 p.m. Sprint Cars 6:30 p.m.

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



Oriental Band 7 p.m. Steel Drum Band 6:30 p.m.

25 Horse Corps 10:00 @ Shrine Bldg. Pote’s “Carnival” Party



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

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3 CLOSED – Labor Day


Chanters 7 p.m. Rickshaws 6 p.m. Twin Lakes Shrine Club 7 p.m.

10 Fife & Drum Corp 7:30 p.m. Highlanders Pipe & Drum 6 p.m. B&E & Board Meetings

16 CHIPS Program – All Day



Chanters 7 p.m. Classie Autos 7 p.m. Lewis & Clark 6:30 p.m. Sprint Cars 6:30 p.m.

18 Blast & Cast 7 p.m. Chanters 7 p.m. Dance Club 7 p.m. Hillbillies Outhouse 7 p.m. Parker Flivvers 6:30 p.m.

24 Fife & Drum Corp 7:30 p.m. Highlanders Pipe & Drum 6 p.m.

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


17 Mystic Brewers 7 p.m.

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


6 Clowns 6:30 p.m. Oriental Band 7 p.m. Shrine Cup Golf Tournament

13 Brookings 6 p.m. @ Cubby’s Oriental Band 7 p.m. Steel Drum Band 6:30 p.m.

19 Masonic Motor Club 6:30 p.m. Motor Corps 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Rush Party Nobles Birthday Party

14 Dance Club


15 Twin Lakes Fishing Tournament





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

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

8 Shrine Football Game

12 Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Stated Meeting


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

Horse Corps 10:00 @ Shrine Bldg.


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You may now hire the Shutterbugs & Pixels to attend your unit/club events. These photos, and video, will capture event memories as well as provide visuals to help promote your next event.

For scheduling, please contact us at least two weeks prior to your event. Call Shutterbugs President Rocky Hayes at (605) 214-0334 or email

EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

We are the only Shrine unit that allows both nobles and ladies. Join us every last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Bring your photography equipment and learn the art of photography!



CONTRIBUTIONS TRANSPORTATION FUND In Memory of Ona Anderson by Kelly & Lois Brown John & Mary Hanson

In Memory of Glenn “Hoot” Gibson by Mel & Judy Dykstra Paul & Judith Hauff R.L. & A.M. Hume In Memory of Darla Kachelhoffer by Kelly & Lois Brown In Memory of Margaret Joneson by Kelly & Lois Brown In Memory of Fred Peterson by Marybeth & Emil Jares In Memory of Eldon Johnson by Children of Mavis Rollefson In Memory of Herb Shafer by Susan Fodness

Donations by Eastgate Towing Washington High Senior Party Arcania Lodge #97 Endeavor Presbyterian Church License Decals by Dave Lewis


In Memory of Howard Nissen by Jon & Delores Deuth In Memory of Gene Kroger by Janelle Rietz-Kamenar & Timothy Kamenar


In Memory of Sharon Meirose by Lloyd & Susan Siemonsma

BLACK CAMEL REV. GENE KROGER Madison Dec. 20, 1936 – May 14, 2018 Created May 26, 2009 ERNEST SKIDMORE Sun City, Ariz. Nov. 4, 1923 – April 29, 2018 Created May 19, 1973 DOUGLAS WILSON Sioux Falls Jan. 30, 1923 – May 25, 2018 Created May 19, 1955 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 Honor of Jeremy Reimer’s Birthday by Chad DeVries

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une was a very busy month in the life of a Chanter in the bonds of El Riad. Unlike many Units that parade all summer long, we opt for the sweet feel of a air-conditioned music hall or two. In mid-June our esteemed unit traveled to the far reaches of South Dakota and settled in Aberdeen for an afternoon of brotherhood in song. We joined several other MSA Chanter Units in a beautiful Congregational Church on the southwest side of town. After a brief rehearsal, we watched the seats fill to near capacity to a crowd of well-wishers. Alex Verburg, our new director, had us well tuned and we sang like brothers in harmony in a sweet summers delight. Our Chanter brothers from another mother sang well too and the concert was

by Bob Uecker

a rousing success. We also we able to send a check to the Shriners Hospital for Children for over $1,400. Spirits were high among all of us so we wandered into a watering hole for a cold iced teas and some munchies before the long trip home. Hats off to Alex for a directing debut well done. Please feel free to catch our next gig in the Black Hill of South Dakota during the MSA gathering August 17, 2018. You can catch us in Spearfish at 10 a.m. at Black Hills State University and at the Historic Opera House in Lead, South Dakota at 2 p.m. June also happened to be our month to handle the Oasis Bar and serve meals on Wednesdays. I trust that you have visted the El Riad Shrine on one of these nights to sample the morsels that are offered.

To my fellow Shrine brothers and Shrine family, During the Pote’s Parade during Tea Pot Days on June 16 while riding the Chanter trailer I was overcome by the heat, humidity and possible dehydration, and found myself in a difficult situation. I passed out and “came to” lying in the street surrounded by the Tea Police and Fire Department, the Lennox Ambulance Service (who happened to be in the parade behind us) and many fellow Shriners. The purpose of this note is YOU. We constantly talk about what we do for our Shrine patients but it goes much further than that. It’s what we do for each other that speaks to who we are. For your support of visits, emails, phone calls and text messages I can’t express what that has meant to Gloria and me. With many thanks and with much love… Dick “Buttons” Schlechter PS: I am doing fine and feeling much better

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n May, the band took on two Wednesday night socials. May 23, was a special one as we celebrated Larry “Fluff ” Miller’s 60th birthday. We had live music provided by The Hegg Brothers. Donnie Miller donated the pork loin and cooking skills for this night. It was a tremendous night with a big turn out. Thanks Donnie and Heggs! May 30, was our second bar which went well, except for the slight miscalculation in the number of brats the crowd could consume, no name shall be mentioned! A big thank you to the Motor Corps for giving up these two nights in May, it was greatly appreciated. The “bandbulance” under went a spring maintenance. New brakes and decals were a welcome upgrade. Thanks goes to Keith “Dwain” Backer, Rob “Chip” Angerhofer, and Larry Narum. Windom parade followed June 9. This parade is always a delight and offers a chance for some members to get some R & R at nearby Okoboji. Just don’t lose you phone, AGAIN, “Occifer”! June 16 was Teapot Days in Tea, SD. Huge crowds and heat greeted us warmly. The “Pede” Golf Open was again a wonderful event. Beautiful weather and delicious steaks from Ron Luke (Garretson Food Center) were the highlights. Jon Christensen and Brad Guessner were the winners. June 21, at our weekly band night, we had an audience for our practice. Ron “bongo” Mathison’s wife, daughter and grandkids surprised the


by Billy “One Of A” Klein

band to hear us play. Actually they came to verify that grandpa really is in a band and has been going there every Thursday! On June 22, we hosted the Sara Hansen/ Justin Mettler wedding. Wow! Wow! Wow! This was a huge event for the band as we started at 4:00 p.m. for the wedding ceremony and continued on for the reception and dance. The crowd was huge and thirsty. The aging band members were all sore and exhausted after. This was a great event for us and gave us all a big boost in enthusiasm for events to come. Coming up in August is MSA in Deadwood, SD. The Steel Drum Band is boasting about our 28 members attending. You may have noticed the band sporting new colors. Thanks to Steve “Candy” Cain. See you next issue, keep on brothers! • • AUGUST 2018



by “Hank”

t’s hard to believe that 2018 is half way behind us already. With all of the activities going on you don’t want to blink because you will miss something. The clowns have been busy with several parades such as the Pote’s Parade during Teapot Days, Quarry Days, Hardwick Jubilee, and in Gregory, SD. Some were also able to attend the Family Day at the Zoo. Oh we even had a wedding that we were honored to do to help their celebration to be a great one. We also have added two more Apprentice/Wanna Be Clowns to our ranks. Welcome Ryan and Sheldon to the award winning, world famous El Riad Shrine Clowns. I thought about telling you the clown names but I thought I would wait and make sure that is what they want it to be. We moved our meeting for the month of July to July 12 at the shed due to the 4th of July holiday. That will also help us to get everything ready for the next event, which is the parade in Lychfield, MN to celebrate with “Lars” on July 14. Our meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of the month with social starting at 5:00 p.m., meal at 6:00 p.m., and meeting at 7:00 p.m. Our ladies also get together during our scheduled meeting time for social and dinner. If you are interested in checking us out contact any of the clowns and come to a meeting and your lady would be welcome to get to meet some of our ladies at the same time.

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JUNE 2018 WINNERS Date Winner 1 Jeremy McNary 2 Dick Buechler 3 Champion Home Builders* 4 Wayne Headley 5 Bob Peterson 6 Miljazim Berzati 7 Barbie Putzier 8 Dick Buechler 9 Shane Anderson 10 Brian Tyrrell* 11 Oliver Merriman 12 Joanne Avery 13 Nicole Kaufmann 14 Nicole Kaufmann 15 Fred Anderson** 16 Brad Streich 17 Dale Albrecht* 18 Joshua Rauch 19 Ken Bagley 20 Karen Eisenhauer 21 Ashley Bolton 22 Myron Kumm 23 Mike Van Roekel 24 Shannon Hopkins 25 Terran Bergdahl* 26 Kelli Levenhagen 27 Cheryl Dawson 28 Lisa Ann Dewey 29 Byron Schafersman 30 Amelia Kellen *$100 Winners **$300 Winner


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COMMITTEE ell, El Riad has five months remaining on the 2018 membership year. It has certainly been a positive first seven months on many fronts with 28 new Noble creations thus far. We had 18 new Nobles in our Spring class then added 10 more during the June 27 Lukewarm Sands. A big push remains to secure 50 additional Nobles by the end of the year and we are counting on the Nobility of El Riad to help all they can. Please make a difference and sponsor a candidate! In case you missed it, El Riad was acknowledged by Imperial as achieving the new member goal they had set for our Temple. As you know, our goals are much more aggressive, but once again, El Riad has been recognized for their new member generating capability. When combined with our retention efforts, we’re working very hard to achieve an increase in our 2018 membership to offset Nobles leaving our order by Black Camel or otherwise. Trinity Lodge held a one-day event on June 9 that was very successful and resulted in the 10 new Shrine members from the Lukewarm Sands. The membership committee collaboration with our Masonic leadership is proving to be a positive situation for both Masonic bodies. We all win when we work together. Speaking of the Lukewarm Sands, the Ritualistic Unit did a fantastic job of presenting an abbreviated version of our ceremony while the Directors Staff did the same for the second section work. We were really impressed by both and thought this event was excellent for all involved. Also a shout out to the Chanters for providing beverage service for the participants. It is also great to note the information session held for the new Ladies hosted by wives of Divan members. A terrific night for El Riad indeed! Finally, our Potentate has declared that any Noble that sponsors a new member will be formally recognized during the stated meetings. In addition, they will receive a free meal that night at Wednesday bar. Our Potentate is such a great supporter of everyone’s efforts to increase our new member totals and looks forward to showing his appreciation by these actions. Now, here’s to a great July to all!! EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY August 2018 Martin W Aaser – 8/8 Virgil D Andersen – 8/29 Harry Anderson – 8/2 Michael Bankowski – 8/7 Frederick C Benson – 8/2 Daniel R Bergstrom – 8/21 Paul Berndt – 8/25 Philip R Blackford – 8/2 Timothy Alan Blume – 8/18 Jonathon Borden – 8/17 Donald N Brown – 8/4 Charles Samuel Brust – 8/6 Patrick Bunkers – 8/28 Dwayne Burckhard – 8/13 Steven B Cattnach – 8/19 Christopher A Caudill – 8/7 Joel Christophersen – 8/7 Nicholas R Clausen – 8/21 Dale E Clement – 8/1 Jason Collins – 8/20 Cole Crittenden – 8/26 Leo Cwach Jr. – 8/4 Charles K Dawdy – 8/13 Daniel M DeJongh – 8/14 Robert S Demuth – 8/7 Logan Denney – 8/21


Dwight L Dexter – 8/4 Thomas E Dixon – 8/17 Rodney A Eisenbeiss – 8/18 Michael J Fitzgerald – 8/24 Patrick James Foss – 8/12 Fred M Frank – 8/22 Gene W Gibson – 8/25 Lonnie Glanzer – 8/15 Jason Gross – 8/17 Mike Grovenburg – 8/30 Tim Hagen – 8/9 George H Hahn – 8/4 Grant S Hansen – 8/1 Harold A Hanson – 8/7 Matt Hanson – 8/17 Terry L Hanten – 8/7 Jon K Haverly – 8/20 Michael Heintz – 8/2 Ray Henry – 8/21 Stanley Hoffman – 8/28 Howard J Horner – 8/16 Larry N Hornstra – 8/3 Kenneth E Hoyne – 8/5 Roger A Huntley – 8/21 Gregory K Jasmer – 8/7 Daniel R Jones – 8/29 David L Kehm – 8/26

David M Kelly – 8/18 Michael J Kirkeby – 8/2 Ryan Kleinsasser – 8/19 Kelly Kleinwolterink – 8/16 Dennis J Kniffen – 8/10 Rick Kuhnert – 8/27 Thomas Jay Lewis – 8/4 Kelly B Lieberg – 8/24 Richard D Lofswold – 8/21 Keith Luethje – 8/16 Arthur E Maize – 8/14 Scot D Mannschreck – 8/18 Alex Mehlhaff – 8/6 Craig J Meyer – 8/15 Michael A Millard – 8/19 Todd Miller – 8/1 William D Monson – 8/22 Douglas G Monzat – 8/31 Samuel J Nash – 8/4 Roger Nester – 8/23 Dale W Oleson – 8/10 David Peters – 8/13 Gary L Peterson – 8/31 Darrell Renken – 8/19 Nylis Renschler II – 8/23 Mike Richard – 8/13 Robert E Richmond – 8/29

Richard R Ringstmeyer – 8/18 Tobias Ritesman – 8/25 Hubert L Sandmann – 8/10 Reg Schenk – 8/10 Cory Schmidt – 8/18 Jason A Schroeder – 8/19 Kerry Scott – 8/21 Brent R Sheets – 8/25 Michael A Simon – 8/24 Thomas L Simonsen – 8/8 Clark E Sinclair – 8/4 Sam R Sommers – 8/4 Brandon M Stevenson – 8/28 Rolland Stolsmark Jr. – 8/6 Sidney B Strange – 8/8 Lyle V Sturdevant – 8/6 Brian K Swab – 8/31 Larry Thygesen Jr – 8/7 Stefan L Tonjes – 8/2 Niclas L Vaernhoej – 8/8 James Chris Vlahakis – 8/11 David Vrooman – 8/18 Norman F Wessels – 8/28 Jeffrey B Wilkes – 8/12 Bruce L Wohlwend – 8/22 DaNiel D Wood – 8/16 Donald Wayne Wood – 8/22

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The El Riad Shrine Hospital Auxiliary will be having a rummage sale in late August. Any donations are appreciated. No apparel please. For further information call Joanne Avery at (605) 339-1516

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ell, it’s been an amazing summer for the Fife and Drum thus far. We start with a stellar Memorial Day appearance at the VA Hospital. Thanks to a mix up in the program, we waited in full uniform in the searing heat for over 75 minutes before marching in and performing two of our four trademark hits. We looked and sounded great and certainly, it was a proud moment for our group. The Argus Leader thought so as well and featured a video of us on their website. Thanks to all the Fife and Drum members who came out and honored our veterans and doing what we do best. We followed our VA Hospital appearance with our traditional parade performance at Luverne’s Buffalo Days June 2. Ken Hoyne, Ray Henry, and Jerrid Bruyer are no longer parade virgins and all made their first appearance in uniform at this parade. Great to have those guys in line, in step, and part of the festivities. This parade is such a fun family event to kick off our summer season. Everyone adjourns to the Pizza Ranch for a special buffet and beverages afterwards. Always love to see all the kids. A few guys even stuck around and got some golf in before returning home. A fun day indeed! Our June 11 unit meeting was held at Bruce Norton’s house and while most of the guys hoped to hit a few chip shots over the pond, the rain kept us in the garage. A fun time regardless and thanks to the officers for setting up our beverage and snack service that evening. Those guys always cover all the bases! Next up was the Pote’s All Shrine Parade in Tea. It was Matt Bjordal’s turn to earn his initial parade stripes and was great having him participate. A big shout out to Ed Anstine for joining in during the hot parade route. Despite the searing heat, Ed participated and so glad to have him there. Even though we wound up being a small group of 11 members, we still looked and sounded great. This is such

by Bruce Norton

a fun family time and kudos to our fabulous Culinary Unit for the great oasis. I should mention Harland Danielson was in rare form with the pistol firing during our signature “88” song. Shock and awe was his theme for the day and he certainly scared the fluids out of many parade goers. We’ve got a busy schedule the next few months including our big group trip to Okoboji on July 14 and subsequent ballyhooing at Barefoot Bar. Another great family event for us hosted by Dave and Lady Barb Daily. Anxious to report more on this in next month’s Cactus. Next up is a group party at John and Lady Sherry Archer’s new lake cabin on July 21. Cabin parties hosted by the Archers are legendary group events and cannot wait for this year’s version. Will be fun to party at their new place and another gathering I look forward to reporting on. Then comes our big end of season group event at Darwin (Gundy) and Lady Bev Gunderson’s pool on August 11. This is such a magnificent party venue and I argue one of the top social events in Sioux Falls that day. Then, of course, comes MSA. Should be a really great trip as we are staying at cabins in the Terry Peak area and making an appearance at Mt. Rushmore. We’ll march up the Avenue of Flags and perform in the amphitheater near the monument. Finally, I need to offer a correction and apology for getting Cory Gray’s name wrong in the last two Cactus articles. With all the ways to spell Cory and spell Gray, it’s no wonder I screwed up a couple of times. This is no way to treat our St. Patty’s Day Bash musical celebrity! Oh, and one more thing, July 4 marks the anniversary of the El Riad Fife and Drum and I believe 2018 marks our 51st year as a group!






by Dick “Buttons” Schlechter, Keeper of the Quill

et Ready, Get Set, Goooooooooooo!!! The Outhouse Unit’s first annual Tea Pee 500 Outhouse Races - are right around the corner. Everyone is welcome and you need not be a Shriner to participate. We are scheduled to drop the flag on Saturday, September 22 at the Tea, SD ballpark (southeast part of town). Children will also be able to race by one sitting on a shovel and the other driving. Registration will be at 10:00 a.m. and the races beginning at noon. As this article is being written our leader, Bill “Willy” Schepeler, is in Alaska. Not sure if he is checking with Iditarod officials to get some racing ideas or not. Racing “outhouses” can come in many sizes and shapes. The included photos illustrate what the starting phase might look like and then the near completion of the same racer. You use your own imagination and come up with something unique. For tips and ideas go on the Internet and do a search for “outhouse races”. Awards/trophies will be given in each division — the included photo is the work-in-process trophies being designed/made by Doug “Zeke” Costar with an assist from Tony “Buck Shot” Burns. Notice that one of the trophies is a “two holer” - oh my. And if you’re not a racer then come on out and be a part of the crowd and the fun. The Back 40 Boys (B40Bs) have been busy with recent appearances at the Pote’s Parade in Tea as well as at Active Generations in Sioux Falls and the Senor Center in Parker. Not sure what is happening but they have even been laughing at our jokes. Upcoming events for the band


Work-In-Progress Outhouse

TeaPee Awards

TeaPee Racer

include 125th Celebration in Magnet, NE, Hillbilly Days in Colton, Nobles County in Worthington and the Turner County Fair in Parker. Please consider membership into the Outhouse Unit or any other unit for that matter. The philanthropy is successful when the fraternity is successful. • • AUGUST 2018




IGHTEEN NEW NOBLES were created Shriners on May 19 at the Spring Ceremonial. We had two new members in floor work positions. A couple of minor missteps went unnoticed by all except those on the floor. A couple lines were twisted inadvertently. However, overall, we graded ourselves an “A-.” As usual, we are the only ones who know what the blips were, but it is a matter of pride of performance. We perform for the candidates. The El Riad membership committee, PPs Charlie Brown and John Archer, did a fantastic job of working with the Blue Lodges and the Rites to give us the largest number of novices for a ceremonial in the last few years. All of us recognized and greeted new Nobles on whom we had conferred Masonic and Rite degrees during the last year, or so. The El Riad Ritualistic Degree Team is really an extension of skilled ritualists in the Lodges and the Rites. Giving credit where it is due, Lee Lewis did a commendable job as Potentate, a role he has done well before. All the major speaking roles were carried out very well. Our unit Director, Kevin Tomshack, is also District Master of District #3. This was his maiden voyage. He is now recovering from knee replacement surgery. Heal quickly and get back to work. Dick Costain, a 54-year El Riad Shriner and most senior member of the Ritualistic Unit, who has done every part, presented the Inspired Charge once again. He gave a truly inspired performance. Emerging from the tomb to music entitled Song of the Desert by Ernst Reijseger & Mola Syla, an exotic contemporary cello piece. Noble Costain wove a familiar tale about equality among people of all faiths and cultures. 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. There is not another Temple in Shrinedom which has a better tech team. Not even Hollywood. Very few Shrine Temples have live music as we do, with the El Riad Chanters and the El Riad Big Band. Our ceremonial would not be the same without these units. On June 27 a “Lukewarm Sands” (The Pote’s new name for Cold Sands) was conducted and ten additional Shriners were brought into the ranks of El Riad Temple. This brings to 28 the number of newly created Nobles for 2018. EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

by Lee A. Lewis, Scribe

he Oriental Band shoed up to play at the All Shrine Parade at Tea Pot Days, Tea, SD on Saturday, June 16. The temperature was a little on the warm side but the Oriental Band managed to get through it by staying well hydrated. The following weekend the Oriental Band went on to march at the Quarry Days parade in Dell Rapids, SD, on Saturday June 23. The weather was considerably nicer that day but not wanting to take chances the band once again made sure to stay well hydrated as heat stroke and dehydration are not things you want to mess around with.

There is nothing permanent except change.”

Practice continues as the Oriental Band gets ready for the Midwest Shrine Association on August 16 – 18. If we are not going to meet them in competition we will knock their socks off parading down the streets. Following MSA the next parade will be the D-Days parade in Vermillion, SD, on Saturday, October 6. Other events to mark on your calendar are when the Oriental Band hosts a wedding dance on September 29, and the Washington, Lincoln, & O’Gorman High School 25th Reunion on August 4 at the El Riad Mosque. The plans are being formulated for the Oriental Band annual fall golf outing. Information about the golf and dinner to follow will be handed out on a need to know basis. The date has been tentatively set for September 20 so mark your calendars and prepare to hit the links. There will be a dinner afterwards for golfers and non-golfers alike. If you need more information, or to reserve your spot, contact Lee Lewis at (605) 310-9083. 35


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by Jerry Hauff, Commander Kickstand

ell, we had a busy May and summers are full of parades and competition. Rumor has it, the Sprint Cars have a new routine and will be gunning for the champs so we say, bring it on!! We enjoy the friendly fire between our groups and more so enjoy the competition aspect and what it’s all about. We also heard rumors of a sprint car member wanting to crossover from the Dark Side to join the winning team of the Motor Corps and may even paint his bike white? Rumor mill is busy this time of year!! Our 24th Annual Raffle was held May 18 and was a huge success although the turn out was not good. We gave away $10,000 (taxes paid) to the winner, David Daily (hit him up for a round or two of drinks on the Motor Corps!). Second place of $1,000 went to Mark Wiggs, third place of $500 went to George Micheal, fourth place of $200 went to Brad Bak, fifth place of $100 went to Joel Pladson and the first ticket drawn was Steve Frislie who got his money back! Our Illustrious Sir, Maury Richard, was the big winner in the losers bracket drawing one last card for a chance at a $100 buck. A big thanks to the executive committee and membership for selling tickets and making this event another success.

The crew headed to Luverne to wow the crowd with our riding ability in the Buffalo Days Parade, a wedding on June 9 and the Pote’s Parade on June 16. Competition practice will start in July so if you would like to come out and see what we do or even better yet, be a part of what we do, contact me and I will get you details. We gave $7,500 back to the Building Fund at Ceremonial with our VC Ken Ward doing the honors along with some of our other members. This group has given back nearly $15,000$20,000 each year for a long time and we are honored to present our efforts to our Potentate and our Shrine. It takes an army to pull this off and a huge commitment from our membership so I want to say THANK YOU to everyone in the Motor Corps for what you do, it doesn’t get said enough as volunteers!!! Thanks to the guys and our wives for helping and allowing us to do what we do best. See you on the road and remember.......LOOK BOTH WAYS AT THE INTERSECTION, YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH DIRECTION WE MIGHT BE COMING FROM! It’s never A to B with this group, it’s A to F to B to N to Y (so close), back to F and finally end at Z!!





by Jill Butterfield, Past Queen

Queen Jessica and Delegates Attend 102 Supreme Session and Installation of the New Supreme Queen nd

n June 23, 2018, Queen Jessica Buus travelled to Cincinnati, Ohio for the 102nd Supreme Session of the Daughters of the Nile. She was accompanied by our Temple Delegate, Jenny Peters and our Supreme Appointed Canadian Flag Escort, Past Queen, Jill Butterfield.  The Supreme Session started Sunday evening with opening ceremonies. The Supreme Officers and Past Supreme Queens were escorted to their stations and introduced. The reigning queens attending from the subordinate temples were escorted in by temple number and introduced. This year we had 116 temple queens in attendance. The Imperial Potentate was presented checks from the Daugthers of the Nile Foundation and the Canadian Foundation totaling $1,953,842.26. Since 1924, we have donated $62 Million to the Shrine Hospitals for Children. Monday morning was the official opening of the temple and the Memorial Service in remembrance of Past Queens who passed away during the last year. Queen Jessica placed two white roses for our Past Queens, Marlys Kroon (1983) and Jeanette Horn (1989). The Imperial Potentate gave a presentation on membership and how important it is to keep our giving growing.  Over the course of the week we voted on legislation and elected our new Supreme Officers. We enjoyed the performances of the Temple Units Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Thursday evening we attended the installation of our new Supreme Officers for the 2018-2019 year. Our new

EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Supreme Queen, Shirley Henley will be visiting our temple Oct. 2, 2018. We have some big plans for the upcoming year. We will be having our Annual Craft Fair on Sunday, October 7, held at the El Riad Shrine from Noon to 4:30. We have many social events which are open to non members. We will also be doing some planning with our sister temples as the 2020 Supreme Session will be held in St. Paul, MN when Past Queen Heather Krastins Lambert of Mat Sha Temple will be installed as Supreme Queen. As always, we invite all the Shriners Ladies to think about joining our organization. Dues are minimal and we like to have fun while we are supporting our philanthropy which is also the El Riad Shrine’s philanthropy, The Shriners Hospital for Children.  




by Dave Neiman P.P., Recorder

May 9, 2018 • El Riad Temple • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

he meeting was opened by Potentate Maury Richard at 7:05 p.m. Chaplain Terry Knutson gave the invocation. Potentate Richard then led the Nobles in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the April Stated Meeting held on April 11, 2018 were, upon proper motion and second, approved as printed and distributed. Building and Entertainment Committee Report – Chief Rabban John Whitelock gave a report on projects completed, current projects and projects under consideration with the most important including: • The permanent ramp onto the dance floor from the middle tiers has been completed. An extension from the metal railing on the bottom tier will be added to alleviate a potential trip hazard. • The B&E approved a project not to exceed $1,000 to place Armor Coat 7mm shatterproof film material over the door windows, all exterior windows and office windows in the building. The film will be bonded to the window frames to inhibit entry into the building. • We are proceeding with getting prices to do a moderate remodeling of the dressing room. This will include replacing stained and missing ceiling tiles, new flooring, new seating, updated lighting and covering the electrical panels. • The B&E approved a project not to exceed $6,500 to replace two old inefficient furnaces on the South side of the building. Brandon Plumbing & Heating will be the contractor and will do the work this summer. • Banner hanging rods were installed on the dance floor ceiling behind the video screens. Banners must be hung from the rods not the screens or backdrops. • Several areas of the building are showing stucco degradation especially on the west side where stucco behind the scimitar crumbled and fell off of the building. This is the original stucco that was placed on the building in 1925. Upon inspection, other areas of the building are showing cracking or are otherwise degrading due to water penetration. Todd Schmidt, Tom Anderson and Ron Fox are investigating this issue and possible solutions. Repair/ replacement costs are unknown at this time. 42

Upon proper motion and second, this report was approved. COMMITTEE REPORTS Chief of Staff: Chief of Staff Alan Machmiller said registration forms for the MSA in Deadwood due back by June 15. The Spring Ceremonial will be held on May 19 and the Hospital trip is also on May 19. He reminded us that Shrine protocol for parades is Nobles only. The Potentate must give approval for individuals other than Shriners to parade and they must not wear Shrine attire. The Shrine parade will be in Tea on June 16. Only Shriners are permitted to be in this parade. Membership: Rocky Hayes and George Hamilton gave the membership update. Seventeen Master Masons were raised on May 5. It looks like we have 20-25 potential new Nobles for our May 19 Ceremonial. Our goal for the year is 75 new Nobles. They also thanked the Lodges for their support. Trinity Lodge is putting on a one day on June 9 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Grand Lodge will be in attendance. The last day for reading is May 10 and they will be voted on May 24. They also stated that we will be having rush parties the third Wednesday of every month. Circus: Chairman Larry Miller told us we had a very good circus and he thanked the Units for all the work they did at our nine performances. We had over 2,500 walk up sales for several circus performances. The Yankton circus is June 22 and the Winner circus is on June 23. They always appreciate any help we can give them to put on their circus. Hospital Report: Potentate Richard told us the Twin Cities Board of Governors is working with Imperial to try and put something together. Imperial wants it to be outside of the Twin Cities zip code. The Midwest Temples will also each have a vote on the proposal. Communications: Chairman Rocky Hayes reminded us that the deadline for the August Cactus is July 5. He said our social media is working great. He complimented Potentate Richard and the clowns who were on TV for the great job they did promoting our circus. He has submitted several items we are doing for the Dromedary awards competition. • • AUGUST 2018

Masonic Relations: Oriental Guide Jim Slater and chairman Kyle Orth said dispensation has not been signed as yet but it looks favorable that there will be a full one day of all three degrees on June 9 by Trinity Lodge. Grand Lodge members will be in attendance. Grand Lodge will be held on June 15 & 16. The Scottish Rite reunion will be this Saturday. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Seventeen Master Masons were raised on April 28. York Rite conferred the Mark Master Mason Degree for a class of 12 and the Past Master Degree for three of those. Joint officer installation for the Lodges will be held on June 20. Unity is electing their officers on May 24. The Scottish Rite picnic will be on July 17 and the all Masonic picnic will on August 5 at Cherry Rock park. The Squires raised over $900 for juvenile diabetes. Their goal was $500. Divan Reports: Les said the Legion of Honor had the bar in April and are getting ready for the Ceremonial and the Classie Autos had nine cars in the Brandon parade. Mark reported that Brookings participation is growing and they have eight parades on their schedule and the Back 40 Boys have 12 gigs coming up. Mark for Don reminded

everyone about the Hospital trip on May 19 and the Twin Lakes Shrine Club has a golf tournament fund raiser coming up as well as a fishing tournament. Al told us the Mitchell circus went very well and the Oriental Band had a Cinco De Mayo event and the Fife & Drum are getting ready for parade season. Jim said his Units are getting ready for parades and the Yankton circus is June 22. John suggested that the Units should consider making their Spring Ceremonial donations to the Building Fund with all of the projects that we have going on and we don’t know how much the stucco repair/replacement is going to cost. OPEN BUSINESS The 24th annual Motor Corps raffle is May 18. OTHER BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR There being no further business to come before the body, Potentate Richard thanked the Provosts for tiling the doors. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m. The motion was approved.

June 13, 2018 • El Riad Temple • Sioux Falls, South Dakota he meeting was opened by Potentate Maury Richard at 7:00 p.m. George Hamilton gave the invocation. Potentate Richard then led the Nobles in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the May Stated Meeting held on May 9, 2018 were, upon proper motion and second, approved as printed and distributed. Recorder Dave Neiman P.P. read the memorial of Imperial Sir Gene Bracewell who was Imperial Potentate 1984-1985 and was also Imperial Treasurer 1987-2012. Building and Entertainment Committee Report – Chief Rabban John Whitelock gave a report of projects completed, current projects and projects under consideration with the most important including: We are proceeding with the renovation of the dressing room. Joel Baker has painted the room and raised the countertop to bar height. Joel and George Hamilton have installed the countertop, a portion of which was donated to the Shrine by Formatop. Stools have been ordered and ceiling tile and new LED lighting will be installed by Joel. The Board of Directors approved a cost not to exceed $2,200 for Thornton Flooring to remove the old carpeting and installing the new carpet and base cove. The carpet will be installed on June 26 and will be ready for use the next day. EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The Board of Directors and B & E Committee met with Ron Fox of Fox Drywall to discuss repair options for the crumbling stucco on the west side of the building. After an extensive conversation it was determined by the B & E Committee that the best option for the long-range preservation of the building is to replace the stucco on the entire west side of the building with an EIFS (Dryvit) system. The committee recommended to the Board of Directors an expenditure of $70,000 to Fox Drywall for the installation of the EIFS system and an expenditure of $5,000 for flashing cap, caulking, removing and hanging the neon signs, debris removal and incidental items to other vendors. The schedule for this project is projected for late summer or early fall and is expected to take one month. Upon proper motion and second, this report was approved. Correspondence: Potentate Richard showed the Nobles the Bronze award for membership that El Riad received for 2017. COMMITTEE REPORTS Chief of Staff: Chief of Staff Alan Machmiller said registration forms for the MSA in Deadwood are due back to the office by June 15. The Shrine parade will be 43

in Tea this Saturday. Only Shriners are permitted to be in this parade. Breakfast sandwiches will be available at 8:30. The parade lineup is at 9:00. The Oasis will be held at the athletic complex after the parade with food being prepared by the Culinary Unit. Hospital Report: Chairman Buriak said they are planning for a burns seminar next spring. Hospital representative Jim Burma Jr. told us that Imperial officers Jerry Gant and Jeff Sauter have made several trips to the Twin Cities Hospital to discuss possible plans for the Twin Cities Hospital. The hospital campus may be sold. The Twin Cities hospital is moving away from doing surgeries at the hospital with nearly 50% of the surgeries presently being done are out of our hospital. Mayo is doing some work with us but not as our partner. The Board of Governors and Imperial will be trying to find possible locations for a clinic system. We have a consulting team helping with the process. Imperial can move the Twin Cities Hospital within the Minneapolis area. They are also working on doing more video conferencing or coming to various locations several times a month. Dr. Mielke will be able to do outreach surgeries. We will relate to Chicago and St Louis hospitals. The Cincinnati and Boston burns hospitals may be phased out. Membership: Chairman John Archer informed the Nobles that 11 men were raised as Master Masons on June 9. The goal for the year is 75 new Nobles. We will be having a lukewarm sands on June 27. We have 25 names that are being worked on as possible new Nobles. He mentioned that there is legislation being proposed at the Grand Lodge session this weekend to allow each Lodge to have a One day every year. He reminded us that we are having a rush party on the third Wednesday of the month. Potentate Richard brought forth Noah Richards name to be voted on for membership in the Shrine. After a proper motion and second Noah Richard was unanimously accepted for membership. He will present himself at a cold sands in the future. Communications: Chairman Rocky Hayes reminded us that the deadline for the August Cactus is July 5. He said our social media is working great. If Units wish to start a Facebook page he will be happy to help them get one started. He has submitted several items we are doing for the Dromedary awards competition and the winners will be announced live tomorrow afternoon. Circus: Chairman Larry Miller asked the members present if they would be able to help at the Yankton circus on June 22. The shows are at 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. At the archery grounds. Potentate Richard recruited six men to accompany him on the 22. The van will leave the Shrine at 44

11:30 a.m. There is also a circus on June 23 at 8:00 p.m. in Winner at the rodeo grounds. We have circus dates locked in at the Arena through 2022. Masonic Relations: Grand Lodge is June 14 – 16. The three Sioux Falls Lodges will have a joint installation of officers on June 20. The all Masonic picnic will be held on August 5 at Cherry Rock Park starting at 3:00 p.m. Divan Reports: John told us the Potentates party will be held at the Shrine on August 25. The cost is $20 per person. It will start at 4:00 pm and will have a carnival theme. Leo said the Classie Autos will have a beer tent at Nyberg’s Ace hardware on July 28. It will be an event similar to auto mania. Family day at the zoo will be on June 24. Mark reported that the Brookings Shrine Club will be in the Potentates parade in Tea and have four to five more parades lined up for the summer. The Twin Lakes Shrine Club has a golf tournament fund raiser coming up as well as a fishing tournament. Don said the Outhouse will be having outhouse races on September 22 in Tea. Doug told us the Shutterbugs & Pixels are available to take pictures of Unit events and the Rickshaws will be in the Potentates parade. Scott said the Mystic Brewers are busy making beer and they will also be in the Potentates parade. Al told us and the Oriental Band is ready to parade and the Fife & Drum paraded in Luverne. The Corn Palace parade is July 21 in Mitchell. Les said the equipment fund requests have been approved and are due no later than December 1. OPEN BUSINESS The Chanters will be singing in Aberdeen on June 24 at 2:00 p.m. along with Kem, Yelduz and Abu Bekr Temples. OTHER BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR There being no further business to come before the body, Potentate Richard thanked the Provosts for tiling the doors. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:18 p.m. The motion was approved. • • AUGUST 2018


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










HORSE CORPS – Parade Unit

CHANTERS – Parade Unit


President - Craig Holmen (Carol) 7617 W. Legacy St., Sioux Falls 57106 C: 496-4683 E: (Unit meets for Ceremonials) President - George Martin 411 Scotts Lane, Chamberlain 57325 C: 730-0099 B: 234-6009 E: (Meeting dates as called) President - Rodney Larson (Lori) 6610 N. 10th Ave., Sioux Falls 57104 C: 359-8484 E: (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.) President - Troy Anderson 1726 Windermere Way, Brookings 57006 C: 695-3203 E: (Meets 2nd Thursday, 6 p.m.. @ Cubbies) President - Nathan Headley 4905 E. 4th St., Sioux Falls 57110 C: 201-5481 E: (Meet every Tuesday @7:00 p.m.)


President - David Wilson (Charyl) 2409 Sheffield Cr., Sioux Falls 57106 C: 413-5597 E: (Meet 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.)

CLOWNS – Parade Unit

Big Clown - David Stverak 1701 S. Comet Rd., Sioux Falls 57103 C: 521-0071 E: (Meet 1st Thurs. @ 6:30 p.m.)

CORN PALACE SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit President - Rodney Clarambeau 23941 - 407th, Letcher 57359 C: 770-5492 (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 @ 7:00pm)


President - Duke Requist 2216 S. Jefferson Ave., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 212-0016 E: (Meets 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.)


Brigadier (Pres.) - Devon Johnson (Stephanie) 820 N. Williams Ave., Sioux Falls 57104 C: 941-6365 E: (Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:30 p.m.)


President - Dave Skancke 2305 Pepper Ridge, Sioux Falls 57103 C: 553-3351 E: EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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 - Bill Schepeler (Renita) 5900 W. 27th St., Sioux Falls 57106 C: 937-3495 E: (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.) Trail Boss (Pres.) - Greg Bailey (Heidi) 26136 - 408th Ave., Mitchell 57301 C: 999-4306 E: (Meets last Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.) Cmdr. (Pres.) - Nylis “Gene” Renschler II (Marita) 205 S. Oak Ridge Rd., Brandon 57005 C: 360-584-8019 E: (Meets 1st Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.)


President: Jon Milander (Carol) 116 Town & Country Rd., Coleridge, NE 68727 C: 402-283-4916 E: (Meets 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m. Social/eat; Mtg. @ 8)

MOTOR CORPS – Parade Unit

Cmdr. (Pres.) - Jerry Hauff (Amy) 5905 S. Lois 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 - Bob Vanderlinde (Diane) 46406 - 246th St., Colton 57018 C: 359-9125 E: (Meets Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.)

President - Jeff Landborg (Kristi) 2811 S. Lyndale Ave., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 942-3831 E: (Meet as called) President - George Hamilton (Rebecca Clinton) 1600 Riverdale Rd., Sioux Falls, 57105 C: 212-0634 E: (Meet as called) President - Richard Ringstmeyer (Janet) 27968 - 318th Ave., Winner 57580 R: 842-2092 B: 842-3732 C: 842-5537


President - Rocky Hayes 2116 S. Monticello Ave., S­ ioux Falls, SD 57106 C: 214-0334 E: (Meet last Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.)


President - Shelby DeVries (Chad) 3913 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Sioux Falls 57107 E:


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

SPRINT CARS – Parade Unit

President - Chad DeVries (Shelby) 3913 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Sioux Falls 57107 C: 521-3496 E: (Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.)


President - Steve Cain (Kay) 4208 S. Bond Ave., Sioux Falls 57103 C: 906-0084 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.) - Bill Rise (Tami) 1000 N. 6 Mile Rd., Sioux Falls 57110 C: 360-7611 E: (Meet 4th Tuesday @ 7 p.m.)

RICKSHAWS – Parade Unit

Emporer (Pres.) - Mason Goldsmith 5009 W. Equestrian Pl. Apt. 1218, Sioux Falls 57106 C: 777-1960 E: (Meet 1st Tuesday @ 6:00 p.m.) 45

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SHOT PARTING Check out this fun picture from three of our El Riad Shrine Clowns (Uno, Hank and Sticky) from the Fourth of July Parade in Gregory, South Dakota!

Princess Party Saturday, September 15 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | $20 Per Princess Lower Level of the Masonic Center 520 S. 1st Ave, Sioux Falls SD 57103 Calling all girls AGES 4 – 12 Girls are welcome to wear their favorite princess outfits! Hosted by Daughters of the Nile. Proceeds to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children Join us for a fun afternoon filled with princess themed crafts, games, photo booth, food and more! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Open to the public. For more information contact Nichole at

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