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Notes from the Pote Illustrious Sir Jim Burma, Jr. Welcome to 2017! As we enter this new year we first need to look back. I would like to again thank Past Potentate, Tom

Anderson, and Lady Jane for a great year. We faced some challenges with membership but the entire 2016 team worked together on this. We had a great year and all learned a lot from Tom, thanks for your service to El Raid! The Annual Meeting was well attended and thanks to all who participated and helped set up. A special thanks to our Culinary Unit for a great dinner after this meeting. The Installation of officers at our Shrine building was also a great night for all. Installing offiIllustrious Sir, Jim Burma, Jr. and his family during cer Illustrious Sir PP Bruce the annual El Riad Shrine Installation on January Wallin and Illustrious Sir PP 14, 2017. Pat Colbert as installing Marshall

OFFICIAL CALL OF THE POTENTATE: NOBILITY OF EL RIAD

did a great job...thanks for your help. Also, thank you to all the unit and club leaders for taking the time to be there also. A special thanks is needed to my family, friends, and all the others who attended. The appetizers and other snacks prepared by the Culinary Unit completed a great evening. The year is off to a great start but there is a lot to do. Starting with our annual Unit and Club Leadership meetings on Saturday, January 21, will be a great meeting as we all work to face the challenges ahead of us. Upcoming events: MSA winter meeting in Bloomington, MN on February 9–11. Zuhrah Temple will be hosting this year. Information on the summer session from August 17–19 will be coming soon. Please all consider coming this summer as it is important for El Riad to have a strong showing. There is a lot more going on so please check the website and eblasts for all the details of these and many other important events. Thanks to all and remember WE are all El Riad!

Jim Burma Jr.

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INDEX 1/2 Way to Halloween Party..................................41 Big Band.................................................................6 Birthdays ............................................................ 32 Black Camel ....................................................... 13 Blast & Cast............................................................7 Cabin Fever ............................................................7 Cactus Supporters .............................................. 34 Calendar ........................................................... 8–9 Cash Calendar Winners ...................................... 17 Classie Autos........................................................14 Culinary Column ..................................................40 Dance Club...........................................................12 Denim & Diamonds Ball.......................................10 Directors Staff.......................................................35 Father Daughter Dance .........................................29 Fife & Drum Corps ............................................. 16 Frozen Pub Run....................................................39 Groundhog Prom..................................................38 Installation......................................................22–25 Last Call Band ......................................................16 Memorials & Contributions ................................ 13 Motor Corps .........................................................31 Motor Corps Raffle ...............................................30 Mystic Brewers .....................................................31 New Years Eve Party.......................................26–27 News from Cincinnati ...........................................15 Notes from the Pote .............................................. 3 Oriental Band..........................................................5 Outhouse Boys Unit #1 and Back Forty Boys ..... 12 Parting Shot ....................................................... 47 Recorder’s Minutes ....................................... 42–43 Roadrunners ....................................................... 11 Ritualstic ................................................................7 ROCK the Shrine ..................................................28 Scottish Rite Soup & Pie Fundraiser ....................35 Shamrock Shootout ..............................................20 Shrine Officers ...................................................... 4 St. Patty’s Day Bash..............................................21 Steel Drums .........................................................44 Stated Monthly Meeting Announcements ............. 3 Sweethearts Dance................................................18 The Khartom Bagpipers ........................................14 The Storm Superbowl Party..................................46 Tommy Dorsey Orchestra .....................................33 Twin Cities Hospital Day.......................................16 Unit & Club Contact List .................................... 45 Valentine’s Bash 20th Anniversary........................19

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The 2017 Divan are pictured along with just a sample of the meaningful and fun moments during this year’s installation. Photo by Josh Jurgens

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El Riad

CACTUS Sioux Falls, South Dakota

10 ISSUES A YEAR PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF EL RIAD SHRINE DECEMBER-JANUARY ISSUE AND JUNE-JULY ISSUE ARE COMBINED

Shrine Office: 510 S. Phillips Ave., PO Box 1203, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1203 (605) 336-1117  • Fax (605) 336-3059  •  1-800-477-3574 Office Hours – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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Jim Burma, Jr., Potentate Executive Committee Chairman

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

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

Al Zahn, High Priest & Prophet

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

Dave Neiman, PP, Recorder El Riad By-Laws, Executive Divan State Donor Relations

Bruce Wallin, PP, Treasurer Executive Divan

Les Kruse, Oriental Guide

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

Jim Slater, 1st Ceremonial Master

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

Leo Baumgart, 2nd Ceremonial Master

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

Board of Trustees

David Neiman, PP, Chairman Curtis Kuehn, PP Loren Eggebraaten, PP Edward Anstine, PP Charles Brown, PP

O F F I C E R S

Doug Kristensen, Marshall

Don McCoy, Captain of the Guard Brookings Shrine Club, Outhouse #1

Mark Richard, Outer Guard

Rosebud Shrine Club, Mystic Brewers

Chris Karr, Chief of Staff

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

Alan Machmiller, Assistant Chief of Staff George Hamilton, Chaplain

Scott Denney, Temple Director Southwest Minnesota Shrine Club

Wade Behm, Membership Chairman

Reid Jensen, Membership Asst. Chairman Jeff Landborg, Retention/Restorations Larry Miller, Circus Chairman

Ken Ward, Football Chairman

Doug Schneider, Shrine Cup Chairman Leo Baumgart, Chairman Sportsman’s Classic

Roger Risty, Chairman Shrine Hospital Seminars

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

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El Riad Oriental Band

The reign of Todd Miller has come to an end and it is a bittersweet moment. We will surely miss the lengthy meetings that never started on time, not once, not even by accident. But there is hope on the horizon as Moose Fitzgerald takes over the reins of leadership. We now have a new victim to traumatize and make regret the day he ever agreed to take on the mantle of leadership. Despite the terrors anticipated the year seems to be off to a good start. The Wednesday Night Social at the Shrine has a good menu planned and the Chili Cook-off already has several people committed as of this writing. The Band is looking forward to our upcoming events with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Sioux Falls on Saturday, March 18, 2017, and the Half Way to Halloween Dance at the Shrine Mosque on Saturday April 29, 2017. Mark your calendars as both events will be worth attending. Good times were had by all at the Oriental Band Christmas Party on December 3. Todd Miller with a gleam in his eye and a happy expression on his face handed over the leadership of the Oriental Band to Moose Fitzgerald. Joining President Fitzgerald on the Executive Board are Bob VanderLinde as Vice President, Dale Long as Member at Large, Todd Miller as Immediate Past President, Brian Lansdowne as Treasurer, and Monty Derousseau was appointed as the new Rajah, may god have mercy on their souls. In recognition of those members who distinguished themselves in 2016 the following prestigious awards were presented. The Dalthrop Award for outstanding contributions to the band went to Hans Christensen for his hard work and dedication. Dave Dalthorp whom this award is named after was known for his playing ability, his leadership in the Band, and for being a long time band Member. The Jerry May Award for attendance went to Ed Gustafson. Jerry “Maybasket” May in whose honor this award is named, at its inception, was the longest active member the Oriental Band had ever seen, a distinction that has not yet been surpassed. The Jake Award went to Dale Long. The Jake Award is given to the member who most contributed to the legacy of the band at the Midwest Shrine Association Convention. The Equipment Award went to Rick Courtney.

The Equipment Award was first given to a band member who, on the night he got a new horn, was climbing into a truck, fell backwards, landing on the horn, which broke the new horn into two pieces. The pieces of this horn are incorporated on the award plaque. The Woodcock Award for the “Spirit of the Band” went to Chris Morrison. First awarded during the presidency of John Whitelock this award is meant to honor the person who best exemplifies what it means to be a part of the Oriental Band. The Ambassador Award was presented to Mick Ellis. The Ambassador Award was named in honor of John “The Ambassador” Boos to honor the person who had the most memorable gaffe for the year. The Oriental Band will begin meeting on Thursday, February 2, 2017, with a meeting at 7:00 and practice to follow and will continue every Thursday thereafter unless otherwise directed by the President. “Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die.” Respectfully Submitted Lee A. Lewis, Scribe

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On December 11, the Big Band brought music and smiles to the Good Samaritan Special Care Unit. It was a great chance to feel good by making others feel good.

El Riad Big Band Tickets are now available through El Riad Shrine at (605) 336-1117. “Anyone interested in attending one or both of these dances by the original orchestras can reserve a table for four or six by calling me at 360-1204,” said Bayer. Tickets cost $35 per person for a single concert or $60 a person if you purchase tickets for both events. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around dance bands in history. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Dorsey when it came to playing ballads. Dorsey was known as “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing,” and was a master at creating warm, sentimental, and always musical moods — at superb dancing and listening tempos. The band was instrumental in launching the career of Frank Sinatra. The El Riad Temple will swing to the sounds of the famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on Thursday, March 23. Sponsored by the El Riad Big Band and the El Riad Dance Club, the dance will be open to the public and is the first of two famous big band dances to be held this year. The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform here on Monday, June 12. It will be the third appearance of the Glenn Miller Orchestra here in recent years. “We had such tremendous attendance from our previous two appearances of the Glenn Miller Orchestra that we thought we’d expand our offerings this year to include the famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,” said El Riad Band President John Bayer.

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El Riad Blast & Cast The El Riad Blast & Cast closed out 2016 with an impromptu December meeting. Our new officers have been voted in and we have high hopes for 2017. We have been planning for our inaugural Cabin Fever coming on February 24 at 5:30 p.m. When you have had your fill of the same old boat, sport and travel shows, this will be an event to break the winter blues. Besides an outstanding prime rib or chicken dinner from our favorite caterer, Tony, Cabin Fever will feature table games, door prizes, and an evening where you will be able to socialize while enjoying the nights activities. A well stocked Oasis Bar will also add to the festivities. Tickets are $35 per person, with tables available, and will be sold at Wednesday night socials at the Shrine or by contacting anyone from the Blast & Cast. In closing, we invite any Noble interested in the outdoors to come and sit in on a meeting, you will be glad you did. We meet monthly on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. Our meetings are in front of the Shrine bar, so come down and ask for me. I will introduce you to everyone and make sure you enjoy the night. Ron Brandt Secretary/Treasurer

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FEBRUARY 2017

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Legion of Honor 7pm Clowns 5pm social; 6pm dinner, 7pm meeting

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Oriental Band 7pm

5 Cactus Deadline Super Bowl Party

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Highlanders 6pm

Chanters 7pm

B&E & Board Meetings

Rickshaws 6pm Twin Lakes Shrine Club 7pm

8 Boondockers 7pm Happy Hour 4–10pm Legion of Honor 7pm Stated Meeting

9 Brookings Shrine Club 7am @ Perkins

10 Dance Club

11 Fife’s Valentine’s Dance

Oriental Band 7pm Steel Drums 6:30pm MSA Winter Session

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13 Fife & Drum Corps 7:30pm Highlanders 6pm

Board of Directors

Chanters 7pm

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Classie Autos 7pm Lewis & Clark 6:30pm social; 7:00pm dinner Sprint Cars 6:30pm

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20 Blast & Cast

Mystic Brewers 7pm

Dance Club 7pm

Chanters 7pm

Highlanders 6pm

Shutterbugs 7pm

16 Director’s Staff 7pm Oriental Band 7pm

17 Job’s FatherDaughter Dance

18 Steel Drum Ground Hog Prom

Steel Drums 6:30pm S.D. Symphony Talent Show

23 Corn Palace Hillbillies Blast & Cast 6:30 pm “Cabin Fever” Oriental Band 7pm

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25 Horse Corps Chanters’ ROCK the Shrine

Steel Drums 6:30pm

Hillbillies 7pm Parker Flivvers 6:30 pm

27 Fife & Drum Corps 7:30pm

22 Rock Band Rehearsals 7pm

Highlanders 6pm

Worthington/ Oaze Cycle Patrol after Lodge

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15 Happy Hour 4–10pm Masonic Motor Club 6pm Motor Corps 7pm

28 Chanters 7pm Provosts 7:00pm Sprint Cars 6:30pm

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Oriental Band 7pm

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Dance Club

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Oriental Band 7pm

Rickshaws 6pm

B&E & Board Meetings

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Steel Drums 6:30pm

Twin Lakes Shrine Club 7pm

13 Highlanders 6pm Mystic Brewers 7pm Worthington/ Oaze Cycle Patrol after Lodge

14 Blast & Cast 7pm Chanters 7pm Classie Autos 7pm Hillbillies 7pm

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Masonic Motor Club Director’s Staff 7pm Khartum Bagpipers 6pm Reception Oriental Band 7pm Motor Corps 7pm Steel Drums 6:30pm Nobles Birthday Party

18 St. Pat’s Bash

Sprint Cars 6:30pm

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20 Fife & Drum Corps 7:30pm Highlanders 6pm Mystic Brewers 7pm

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21 Chanters 7pm Dance Club 7pm Parker Flivvers 6:30 pm

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Highlanders 6pm

28 Chanters 7pm

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Corn Palace Hillbillies Motor Corps Harley 6:30 pm Raffle

Rock Band Rehearsals 7pm

Oriental Band 7pm

25 Horse Corps Shrine Storm Game

Steel Drums 6:30pm Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Provosts 7:00pm

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El Riad Roadrunners The Roadrunners have been very busy this last year under the leadership of John Pudwill. I, along with all the Roadrunners, wish to thank John for everything he has done this year and past years, you are a great Shriner. I would be remised if I did not say anything about our lady in the front office, Gail Gustafson, we would be lost without her hard work; setting up the appointments, emailing/calling us to drive our patients to their appointments. We would truly be lost without her hard work. Thank you again, Gail. This past year we had 78 trip which we needed drivers for. In true Shriner fashion, these Nobles stepped forward to drive your precious cargo. I know the patients and their parent’s appreciate it very much. The SUPER STAR NOBLES I am talking about are listed below. Andernacht, Butch (4), Bates, Mike (2), Bierman, Larry (1), Bose, Herb (1), Bose, John (1), Collingwood, Woody (1), Contreras, Freddie (5), Costain, Dick (3), Denney, Scott (2), Goergen, Ron (3), Greer, Howard (3), Greve, Joe (4), Hamilton, George (1), Haverly, Jon (6), Hoechert, Jon (2), Hoffman, Bill (5), Hosley, Dave (2), Johnson, Dustin (4), Jones, Ethan (1), Jorgensen, Bruce (5), Kaarp, Denny (2), Keistensen, Doug (5), Kemper, Dave (3), Kuzeppa, Mike (1), McDonnel, Ike (1), Milander,

John (3), Molina, Robert (1), Nordhage, Arlen (5), Norton, Bruce (5), Olawsky, Mike (1), Osvog, Rich (1), Pudwill, John (5), Renschler, Gene (2), Risty, Roger (1), Schilling, Paul (2), Schmid, Dana (10), Sorensen, Bob (2), Steele, Ken (5), Voss, Doug (5), Wendt, Don (3), Wick, Scott (1), Wienke, Art (2), Wilkes, Jeffy (11). We also had nine Ladies drive along which is a real treat. I wish to thank these ladies from the bottom of my heart. Karen Andernacht (2), Sharon Bates (1), Kieran Denney (2), Judy Greer (1), Elizabeth Hoffman (3), Carol Milander (1), Sheri Olawsky (1), Marita Renschler (1) and Karen Wienke (2). With these Ladies helping drive is a real treat, it helps Gail a lot. Thank you again Ladies, I look forward to you helping again in 2017. We can always use more husband and wife teams. It takes two drivers for each trip we make. We can always use more volunteers. If you could take a day or two out of your busy schedule, call Gail or myself (605) 2014480 we would be more than happy to visit with you. Thank again to everyone who step forward this past year, you are truly superstar. Jeffy Wilkes Roadrunner President

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BLACK CAMEL RICHARD “DICK” AVERY Sioux Falls March 22, 1935 – Nov. 27, 2016 Created May 14, 1977 GERALD LEROY DAVIS Mission, Texas June 28, 1931 – Oct. 11, 2016 Created November 8, 1986 BOYD LANDSMAN Sioux Falls Oct. 31, 1931 – Dec. 2, 2016 Created May 14, 1977

El Riad Outhouse Unit #1 and Back Forty Boys We would like to welcome Potentate Jim Burma and Lady Kim to lead El Riad in 2017. And, also, a much deserved thank you to Pote Tom Anderson and Lady Jane for their leadership this past year. Well done for the work / sacrifices that our Potentates and Divans do for El Riad. They are the best! The Outhouse unit closed out another successful year – fundraisers (or as our 2016 leader Don “Amos” McCoy would say: “friendraisers”), parades, Back 40 Boys concerts (oops, gigs), fellowship and spreading the Shrine word. The election of officers for 2017 took place and after much fanfare, stump speeches, debates, campaigning and on and on we are proud to announce by unanimous voting the following leaders for the Outhouse Unit #1: Dennis “Gizzmoe” Kaarup / Rabban of the Clan, Russ “Moonshine” Olson / Asst. Rabban, Ken “Remi” – soon to be called “Slippery Fingers” Steele / Treasurer, Dick “Buttons” Schlechter / Keeper of the Quill, Doug “Zeke” Costar / Keeper of the Still. During the holidays some members of the B40Bs played some tunes for the 90th birthday party of Don McCoy’s Dad. And what a special treat when Grandpa McCoy’s grandchildren joined us in singing some songs. Happy birthday Cecil “Mac”. Smiles and hugs to Grandpa & Grandma “Mac” and Eilene.

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The B40Bs got together for a road trip to Brandon in early January to play for the residents of the Bethany Care Center. The photo shows that we had some much needed help with our songs – Greeters clan joined us as well as spouses (Denise Colbert & Trudy McCoy) and friends. Sometimes you hear “What’s wrong with this picture?” but in this case “What’s right with this picture?” – Everything!! An appreciative audience and the appreciation works both ways – for them and then for us. Thank you for the invitation. The Hillbilly / Outhouse reunion was held January 15 down at the Shrine. Typically held at Don Jensen’s farm place but due to weather conditions we switched to downtown. We added four new members to the Clan and we tip our glass (or mug or jug) to them. Welcome to a great unit!!’ We are looking forward to another great year for our unit and the Shrine. And on a personal note – Happy Anniversary to my bride of 53 years – love you dear. Please consider membership into the Outhouse Unit or any other unit for that matter. Contact: Outhouse Rabban of the Clan / President – Denny “Gizzmoe” Kaarup – 929-8608. The philanthropy is successful when the fraternity is successful. Submitted by: Buttons, Keeper of the Quill

DAN SLAIGHT De Smet Sept. 14, 1928 – Aug. 23, 2013 Created September 20, 2012

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MEMORIALS & CONTRIBUTIONS TRANSPORTATION FUND In Memory of Dr. Don Salmon by Doug & Carolynn Costar Brothers of Unity Lodge #130 Charles & Sonja Anderson K.M. & L.J. Iseminger Dick & Gloria Schlechter In Memory of Cheryl Johnson by Ron & Diane Mathison Cynthia Christensen David Lewis Bruce & Kristi Wallin John & Sherry Archer Bruce & Leslie Norton Rich & Glenna Burns Merlyn & Judy Sundvold Richard Viehweg Todd & Stacie Long Elmer Karl Dick & Gloria Schlechter In Memory of Norma Smith by Cynthia Christensen Dick & Gloria Schlechter In Memory of Delilah R. Merrick by Don & Alyce Dummermuth In Memory of Joe E. Doyle by Bill & Ona Anderson In Memory of Gale Munk Bares by Bill & Ona Anderson In Memory of Robert McCain by Bill & Ona Anderson In Memory of Richard “Dick” Avery by Lavonne Goos Bill & Ona Anderson Bonnie Irvine John & Sherry Archer Rodora Nyberg Kristi Leisinger Dick & Gloria Schlechter Lois Merritt Dee & Royce Adams Don & Alyce Dummermuth In Memory of Sam Draper by Dee & Royce Adams In Memory of Don J. Hedlund by Friends of Don Hedlund In Honor of Del Hubers & Kevin Mickelsen by Donald & Lois Christensen David & Karen Bangasser Gary & Alberta Smith Bill Anderson EL RIAD SHRINE • SIOUX FALLS • SOUTH DAKOTA

In Memory of Billee Robinson by Don & Alyce Dummermuth Mike & Bunny Howes In Memory of Joyce Profilet by Mike & Bunny Howes Gordon Eggebraaten Donations by Candy Dish Donations Bill & Ona Anderson Duba Sheet Metal Works Tom Handlos James Thedens (Cash Calendar winner) License Decals by David Sieler Roger Thompson Kevin Wingert

KEITH ROSE BUILDING ENDOWMENT FUND In Memory of Dr. Don Salmon by El Riad Culinary Unit

HOSPITAL FUND In Memory of Jerry Moen by Steve & Ellen Le Fevre In Memory of Richard Avery by Kirk & Janes Anderson In Memory of Sam Draper by Roger & Julie Risty In Memory of Cheryl Johnson by Jeff Smith & Kate Moe Donations by Duba Sheet Metal Works S.D. Law Enforcement Charities John & Suzanne Roberti

TRANSPORTATION ENDOWMENT FUND In Memory of Cheryl Johnson by Job’s Daughters Bethel 38 Tom & Jane Anderson Ed & Jean Anstine Arlen & Marcia Knutson In Memory of Rita Rens by Butch & Karen Andernacht In Memory of John Nelson by Don & Bobbi Budde In Memory of Richard “Dick” Avery by Ron & Beth Steenholdt

Gail Gustafson Gary & Alberta Smith Tom & Jane Anderson Don & Helen Jensen Lyle & Verla Sturdevant Ed & Jean Anstine Dennis & Terry Kaarup Myrtis Kaarup Bonnie Irvine Allen & Gloria Wienk Tom “Uno” Johnson Ron Hammer & Karen Best Judy & Mel Dykstra Jim & Bev Murray Center for Active Generations Dick & Gloria Schlechter Don & Judy Hookie Tony & Stacey Bachman Dwane & Roni Sue Koch Marv & Sharon Dahn Lavonne Gesling Jeff & Eileen Fritz Steve Craig & Sandy Lickteig Stacy & Lynette Thorstenson Ellen & Robert Helming Tim & Teresa Bachman Richard Daugherty Rich & Glenna Burns Vernia DeRycke Butch & Karen Andernacht Terrence & Patricia Jorgensen Charlyn Jensen Bonnie & Harold Hanssen Clayton Sloat Ron Mathison Peggy & Sam Tutt June Bevirt Madlyn Houg Everlyn Schultz Lynn Aspaas Arlen & Marcia Knutson Ron & Mary Wolfe Farrah Jongeling Tom & Marilyn Novotny Mildred Blake Dick’s “FMC Family” Grace & Jon Noteboom Dick & Donna Bruflat George & Gladys Henningsen Ken & Lynne Steele Curtis & Beverly Moseley Dean & Gary Christie “Crafty Friends” Don & Bobbi Budde

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El Riad Classie Autos "Classie Autos" wrapped up a successful 2016 with our annual party held at the Shrine on December 11. The food was great and the fellowship even better. A great THANKS to the Shrine dignitaries that were able to attend. It was great having you guys there to help us celebrate the holidays. A special year end award was given to Lowell Larson. He received the "Sparky Spark Plug" for his dedication to helping Classie Autos make their presence known at countless parades and events. We could always count on Lowell to show up and have enough gas to make it through any parade or cruise. Thanks Lowell for helping Classie Autos have a spectacular year! And it looks like we have a new furry friend to keep us company to keep us company at the Mosque. A special thanks to Big Mike for donating the donating the bear which now graces the Shrine. Looks like a lasting relationship. We did find time to elect officers for the upcomming year and they are:

2017 is shaping up to be a great year for "Classie Autos". We'll keep you posted on our upcomming parade schedule and activities!

Vince Jones - President Dave Wilson - Vice-President Aaron Zahn - Secretary Rich Lofswold - Treasurer

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News from Cincinnati 2017 Burn Awareness Week Burn Awareness Week is February 5-11, and the American Burn Association is focusing on scald prevention this year. Scald injuries are the most common injury in children under the age of two. This demonstrates that the need for burn education is still out there. The Facts: ǘȄ W™ŠȄuيÁu•ŠȄu®®Ðu§Ȅ´ÅËȄ´”ȄŁu§†Ȅ›®¤ÐÁ›ŠÅȄ›ÅȄȉŮŮȄ­›§§›´® ǘȄ ™›§†ÁŠ®ȄЮ†ŠÁȄ”›ÙŠȄuÁŠȄŬǟŮȄ˛­ŠÅȄuÅȄ§›¥Š§àȄË´ȄÅÐëŠÁȄ€ÐÁ®Ȅ›®¤ÐÁ›ŠÅǟ ǘȄ ūūŪŪȄ™›§†ÁŠ®Ȅ†›ŠȄŠu™ȄàŠuÁȄ”Á´­Ȅ”›ÁŠȄu®†Ȅ€ÐÁ®Å What to do if a burn occurs: ǘȄ ´´§Ȅ˙ŠȄ€ÐÁ®Ȅڛ˙Ȅ @@3ȄǬ®´ËȄ´§†ǭȄÚuˊÁȄË´ȄÅË´¾Ȅ˙ŠȄ€ÐÁ®›®•Ȅ¾Á´ŠÅÅ ǘȄ MŠ­´ÙŠȄu§§Ȅ§´Ë™›®•Ȅu®†Ǧ´ÁȄ†›u¾ŠÁȄ”Á´­Ȅ˙ŠȄ›®¤ÐÁŠ†ȄuÁŠu ǘȄ ´ÙŠÁȄ˙ŠȄuÁŠuȄڛ˙ȄuȄ§Šu®Ȅ†ÁàȄřŠŠËȄ´ÁȄ€u®†u•Š ǘȄ QŠŠ¥Ȅ­Š†›u§ȄuËˊ®Ë›´® Here are some tips to prevent burn injuries:

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Set anything hot on tabletops within reach of young children who can pull them down

If you would like to be a part of burn prevention week and spread the word in your community, several Burn Awareness materials are available to order from Shriners Village to help you do just that. These materials feature the always kid-friendly Boots and Brewster characters, sharing their important safety messages. Shriners Play a Big Role in Referrals When it comes to finding medical help for children, Shriners are now more important than ever. Members of the fraternity have always played a critical role in helping families in their communities get connected with Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Cincinnati. With your kind help, let’s get out there and teach our children to BE BURN AWARE!

Shriners Hospitals for Children®–Cincinnati is one of only four freestanding hospitals in the country dedicated to the treatment of pediatric burns and specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our physicians’ experience and expertise in pediatric burn treatment, cleft lip and palate, complex wound and skin conditions, and plastic and reconstructive surgery makes Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati a first choice for care.

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Shriners Play a Big Role in Referrals When it comes to finding medical help for children, Shriners are now more important than ever. Members of the fraternity have always played a critical role in helping families in their communities get connected with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati, and now it has become even easier with a website and referral cards.

Website Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati continues to make referring a patient and obtaining an appointment for care easier than ever through the www. shrinershospitalcincinnati.org website. Every page has a Schedule an Appointment and a Contact Us feature; both are easy forms that families can complete and submit online directly to the hospital.

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El Riad Fife & Drum Well, not sure our 2016 campaign could have gone any better and without question, it is special to be a part of the El Riad Fife & Drum. It starts with our Brigadier Wade Behm who rendered terrific leadership this year, not just in his Brigadier role, but also as the leader of El Riad's membership committee. Both very challenging commitments in their own right, but both in the same year is quite extraordinary for any Noble. Endless thank you’s and congratulations to Wade and to his amazing Lady Terra on his Fife & Drum officer tenure. Once again, we feature a peaceful transition of power as Darrell "Admiral" Griggs ascends to the prestigious role of Brigadier in 2017. Devon Johnson is our new Left Tenant (Rear Admiral), with Randy Schilling our new Sargent-Major (Petty Officer). We begin our year end report with more baby news. Mike Archer and his new mommy Lady Macy had a 8 lb 3oz, 21 inch baby girl. Little Rose adds to John and Sherry Archer's growing pool of grand kids. Everyone is doing great and not sure you could find a more proud papa than Mike. Geeze, the new baby tally for 2016 for members of our group has to be a new record. Our young guys may not play the fife that well yet, but they sure are fertile! The Fife & Drum starts the new year in high gear with our 20th Annual Johnny Holm Band event on February 11. Can you believe, Johnny and his band have played at our Valentine's Bash for 20 consecutive years! This anniversary is an unprecedented milestone for our group and for El Riad. We intend to make this the best Johnny ever and invite all Nobles to share in the fun! Once the big Johnny Holm event is over, we immediately turn our attention to our 14th annual St. Patty's Day Bash and 7th annual Shamrock Shootout beer pong tournament March 18. Doors will open early and we anticipate a 100+ team field for beer pong this year. Please see the flyer for these two events in this Cactus edition. It's not to early to set your beer pong team, get your uniforms, and get ready for the big Shamrock Shootout! If trying to pull off two major parties within 35 days of each other is not enough, we are also handling February bar at the Shrine. As our readers know, the Fife's put together the best month of bar service/food and we invite all Nobles

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and their friends to come down and party with us on Wednesdays in February. I am relieved to report the Fife & Drum prevailed in the membership challenge with the Oriental Band and we are not on the hook to fund a three hour cocktail and steak party for them. Given the OB's consumption reputation, this could have been a very expensive loss. It did result in both groups applying a little more emphasis on new members and might be interesting to extend the challenge to more groups in 2017. As I write this, we are also preparing for our annual Holiday Party January 6th. Without argument, this is a high point for our group each year. We're expecting over 100 in attendance and also expecting to celebrate 50 legendary years of the El Riad Fife & Drum. Amazing is not a big enough word here. I will be anxious to report on the events of this party, 2016 award recipients, and the reason behind our 2017 navel theme in next month's Cactus. Respectfully submitted, Bruce Norton

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2017 El Riad Shrine Installation

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Elmer Karl Awarded Out of Town Shriner of the Year

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Potentate Tom Anderson presented Elmer Karl with the 2016 Out of Town Shriner of the year.

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El Riad Motor Corps Happy New Year from the Motor Corps. As we get settled into our new roles, I would like to introduce our new executive leadership starting with our members at large: Alex Mehlhaff, Bruce Heitman, and our Past Commander Aaron Neiman. Our new leadership on the executive committee consists of Jeff Landborg-Road Captain, Steve Haase-Adjutant, Ken Ward-Vice Commander and Jerry Hauff as Commander. We are very excited for what the next two years may bring to this award winning group of guys. I would like to thank Aaron Neiman for his leadership the past 2 years as well Chuck Ihlen as past Adjutant for keeping the books up to date and keeping us in check, no pun intended! I would also thank Jim Slater and Terry Hanten, Steve Haase and Ken Ward for the roll they played as members at large. Thank you to everyone involved for the past two years. I have some goals I would like to accomplish, as does any good leader, but it will take the whole group to be successful in reaching these goals. I will explain more in our meetings. As many of you know, there is a huge time commitment put into the Motor Corps and the Shrine itself and I can tell you without support from my family, this would not be possible

West Region. I was not able to make the Christmas party this year however, I understand everyone had a great time. We once again shared the stage with our brothers in the Sprint Car Unit so thanks to Jim Slater, Alex Mehlhaff, Mark Richard, Moe Richard and anyone else who helped put this great party on, I will look forward to the party this year! I am sure I left some people out so make sure to thank them for me. Welcome to 2017 and I can't wait to get started and look forward to seeing all of you at the next meeting. Our regular stated meetings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of every month starting at 7 pm. I would like to start a happy half hour at 6:30 if we could just to get a chance to hang out and chat but I need to find out if the room will be available for us. Thank you for everything you do for this great Shrine we call El Riad. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact me at (605) 261-4736 or jerry@dakotalettering.com Kick stands up my friends, let's rock and roll! Commander, Jerry Hauff El Riad Motor Corps

for me. Trying to focus on running a business, family life and the Shrine, it can be overwhelming at times and this is when we need each other to step up and be a larger part of this group. I know I will miss several events this year and I would expect the same from others however, I will do my best to show support and be at every event I possibly can. One of those events coming up is the Frozen Pub Run on February 18th, 2017. This event will start at the Shrine with check in starting at 11 and the first bus leaving around noon. Preregistration is required and you can go online to www.elriadmotorcorps.org to get signed up. Once again, we are teaming up with the Steel Drum guys to help us run the bar and clean up after the event. They will offer discount tickets to their event that evening before we get on the bus. This has become a legendary event for everyone to enjoy, including our members who are not allowed to play on our summer poker run but can play on this event. This gives us a chance to have some fun on the School Bus like none other. MidWinter sessions are coming up in February as well so we are excited to see our counterparts once again from the Mid-

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Happy Birthday! Lee Andersen – 2/7 Mike J Archer – 2/2 Nathan A Bachman – 2/1 Tim L Bachman – 2/3 Jon C Benson – 2/26 Scott Bormann – 2/27 Roger E Braaten – 2/2 John George Brand – 2/22 Nicholas L Brink – 2/11 Rick A Brownlee – 2/10 Matthew S Buenzow – 2/8 Steven M Cain – 2/27 Bradley M Callahan – 2/6 Ernest W Carlson – 2/14 Elmo R Christensen – 2/18 Steven Clark – 2/21 Donald C Cooper – 2/28 Herbert M Crissman – 2/11 Shawn Crone – 2/14 Ellsworth J Delancey – 2/25 Chad W DeVries – 2/2 Merlyn D Duba – 2/7 Gregory S Dubois – 2/10 Thomas Durland – 2/4 Zachary C Else – 2/22 Gary R Fischer – 2/27 Robert D Fitch – 2/22 Melvin C Fluth – 2/21 Kelcey J Frank – 2/4 Wayne R Freese – 2/8 Charles J Gaeckle – 2/12 Arlie Gill – 2/2 Charles H Gilson – 2/12 Cecil V Graham – 2/10 James Gruye – 2/13 James H Guenther – 2/25 James H Hagen – 2/9

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2017 Cactus Supporters Thank 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. 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, PO Box 1203, Sioux Falls, SD 57101 Mohamud Abdulle Richard Amos Marlin Andernacht Lee Andersen Mark L. Anderson Charles Anderson Robert Angerhofer John Archer Mike Archer Tim Bachman Robert Baker Darold Ball David Bangasser Arch Beal Frederick Benson Louis Bergner Paul Berndt Larry Bierman Michael Bjelland Matt Bjordal Roger Braaten Myron Bramstedt Everett Brandenburg Ron Brandt Ryan Brech Laurence Breslow Laurence Breslow Donald Budde Robert Burke Jim Burma, Jr. Steven Burtis Marrel Bush Lee Calhoon Donald Christensen Pat Colbert James Collingwood Michael Collins Dennis Converse Roger Coon R. Blake Curd

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El Riad Directors Staff “Nomads Unit”

The Nomads unit was organized in 1926 at the suggestion of the Potentate, T.M Bailey. It was one of the first units to start in the El Riad Temple. The object of the organization is to assist the Director of the Temple. The purpose of the Nomads was to put on the second section at ceremonials. In 1961, the Nomads changed their name to the Directors Staff to coincide with other temples. On January 15, 1930, the Nomads were informed that they were to journey to Toronto for the Imperial Council. On June 6, 1930, they left by train for Chicago and then on to Toronto. On February 12, 1937, three Nomads went to the SDA in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On February 20, 1944, Potentate Harry Frank, with the help of the Nomads, served a luncheon at the USO. On January 22, 1944, a motion was made to buy new uniforms for the Nomads. On March 10, 1944, a motion was made to hold off until after the war. On August 9, 1947, the unit was told the new uniforms were in. In August 1947, 22 Nomads left for Winnipeg for the cornerstone laying at the new hospital, all in their new uniforms. On October 13, 1951, Director Earl Caille announced temporary plans for the November ceremonial, which was in honor of 50 year Masons. On April 11, 1957, Potentate Bill Howalt, on behalf of El Riad Temple, presented Past Director Bill Bennewity with a Director Emeritus fez. In early September, 1957, nine Nomads made a trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the Cedar Rapids Ceremonial. As of December 15, 1957, the Nomads had 34 honorary members and 32 active members. In 1958, approximately 26 Nomads journeyed to Omaha on March 28 for the Shrine Directors Association meeting. C.C. Conradi, Charles Donaldson, Bill Robson, and Gordon Olson to serve as apprentices. On May 9, 1959, several Nomads journeyed to Spencer, Iowa for the Sioux City Ceremonial. The El Riad Spring Ceremonial was held in Yankton, South Dakota on Saturday, June 13, 1959. The El Riad Circus was held at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds. On February 9, 1961, the last meeting of the Nomads was held, after which they changed the name to the EL RIAD SHRINE • SIOUX FALLS • SOUTH DAKOTA

Directors Staff. On March 9, 1961, the first meeting of the Directors Staff was held. "Same unit, different name." In this picture of the Directors Staff in 2016—is there something wrong with this picture? Yes, our past president is not wearing a tie. Just a little history. Bob Zwart, Director Emeritus

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El Riad Culinary Column

Patients & Family Christmas Party Sunday December 4 Thanks to all our Chefs that participated in the Shrine Patients Christmas Party. Our turnout of Chefs and guests was greater than expected which indicates the solidarity and success of this event. Everyone found something to do and helped in ways to make this a pleasant experience for the children and the families. A special thanks to the grill Chefs and to Mark Anderson for coordinating the inside operation.

John Archer Birthday Party Wednesday December 21 This was a surprise birthday party for John’s 65th birthday. We planned for 100 people. There was no food left so either there were more than 100 people or those that turned out were surprised that this was John’s 65th birthday. We served cheese and crackers, meat balls, shrimp and over 200 deviled egg servings. Thanks to all the Chefs that stepped up and worked on short notice, Steve Traynor, Bruce Boegler, Truman Phelan, Charlie Anderson and Steve Hauff. Culinary Fellowship To better know our fellow Culinary Chefs, we are sharing some answers to reveal something of ourselves to promote fellowship in a fun, fact filled way. Noble & Chef Tony Kirchner Q. What was your home town? A. Fulda, MN. Q. Does your home town have a slogan? A. Home of the Wood Duck. Q. What is your favorite culinary dish - not from the Culinary Unit's selection. Is this dish something the Culinary Unit should have in our repertoire? A. Prime Rib! Yes, this should be in our repertoire and in my stomach! Q. What is your favorite cut of meat? Why? A. See Above.

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Q. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? A. Central Europe including Germany & Austria. Fatherland Q. If you could witness any event of the past, present or future, what event would that be? A. The Declaration of Independence and the time surrounding its signing. Q. What do you feel most proud of? A. My Children. Q. What is a skill you would like to learn? A. Horology; the study of time and watchmaking. The study is very intriguing and its application is very rewarding. Q. What is your favorite book(s)? A. Horology and Biographical books on historical people and events. (Benjamin Franklin) Upcoming Culinary Events • Tuesday March 14: Chamber mixer – 4:30pm at the Shrine • Friday March 17: Khartum reception for St. Patricks parade – 4:30pm hors d'oeuvres and dinner • Friday March 24: Motor Corp taco party - 6:30pm

A small bite of Culinary sage People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~Author Unknown Reported by your Culinary Communications Director Eaton Doolittle

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Recorder’s Minutes

EL RIAD SHRINE MONTHLY STATED MEETING DECEMBER 12, 2016 EL RIAD TEMPLE – SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA The meeting was opened by Potentate Tom Anderson at 7:00 p.m. Chaplain George Hamilton gave the Invocation. Potentate Anderson then led the Nobles in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the 2016 Stated Meeting held on November 9, 2016 were, upon proper motion and second, approved as printed and distributed. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Bruce Wallin P.P. gave the Treasurer’s Report. Upon a proper motion and second to accept, this report was approved. Building and Entertainment Committee Report: Chief Rabban Burma gave a progress report on projects completed, current projects and projects under consideration with the most important including: • The committee discussed the possibility of wainscoting the El Riad room and deferred it to 2017. • Exterior doors will be rekeyed on January 19, 2017 and new keys will be issued to those with a need to have a key to the building. • The office computers are in. Installation is pending while information is being researched regarding the server. • Due to the high cost of LED lighting the marquee will receive new neon lighting. • The chimney covers have been installed. • The two new HVAC units on the roof have been ordered. • The security cameras have arrived but the building has not been wired yet. Cabling for the cameras will be done by volunteer nobles. • A vendor has been found to create a ramp on the East side of the building with work being done during the Winter months. The committee is also considering railing removal and reconfiguration. The project has been deferred to 2017. Upon proper motion and second this report was approved.

Open Business: Chief Rabban Burma presented the proposed budget for 2017. Upon proper motion and second the proposed budget was approved. Correspondence: None. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Chief of Staff: Chief of Staff Mark Richard told Unit leaders to get their year- end reports completed and turned into the office. He reminded us that the annual meeting and installation of officers will be on January 14,2017 and that the Unit & Club Seminar will held on January 21st starting at 8:30am. All Unit leaders should attend that seminar Circus: No report

Hospital Report: Our Hospital Rep Pat Colbert P.P. recently had surgery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Membership: Chairman Wade Behm reminded us to get our last- minute phone calls made to our past due Nobles. Trinity Lodge will be doing a Master Mason Degree on December 18th. He also said a Cold Sands will be held on December 21st. There has been discussion regarding changes with the Grand Lodge and how we will proceed and that 2017 is the year of engagement. He told us that the first half of 2017 has already been scheduled. The first Shrine-Mason night will be held on January 11th. We will be having Entered Apprentice Degrees in Lodge and the Fellow Craft and Master Mason degrees on a Saturday. Public Relations: No report.

Cactus/Internet: Potentate Anderson informed us that Rocky has been sick for the last 6 weeks and that the Cactus will be on line tomorrow morning.

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Stop Burns: No report

Shrine Football Game: No report

Shrine Cup Golf Tournament: No report Sportsman’s Classic: No report

Liaison Reports: No reports

Trip Reports: The Divan members are busy attending Unit Christmas parties. Hospital Seminar: No report.

Masonic Relations: Chairman Kevin Tomshack reported that Sottish Rite had their installation of officers on December 13th and Terry Knutson was installed as Venerable Master. Trinity Lodge is doing a Master Mason degree on December 19th and could use some craftsmen. The cigar lodge will be on the 2nd and 4th Fridays at 7:00pm at Kyle’s. He also gave a sick report on Bill Rise and Ron Hammer. The bathrooms at the Lodge are 99.95% done. The line of credit to remodel the bathrooms has been maxed out and they will have to tap in to the Margaret Meyer fund to finish payment. The deadline for a per capita increase is March. A $5.00 - $10.00 increase is being proposed. Kevin also informed the nobility that Nolan Webb is the new MBA president. Other Business from the Floor: • Chief Rabban Burma thanked Potentate Anderson for a great 2106. • Potentate Anderson thanked everyone for their hard work and support in 2016. • The Annual meeting and installation of officers will be held on January 14,2017. There being no further business to come before the body, Potentate Anderson thanked the Provosts for tiling the doors. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:34 p.m. The motion was approved. Respectfully submitted, David W. Neiman P.P. Recorder

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El Riad Steel Drum Out with the old. Time to say good bye to all the great times we had in 2016 and cherish the memories they afford us. Our 2016 President Richard “Cranium/Whitenoise” Ericcson has fulfilled his commitment to our leadership and did a great job. He provided us with a fun and interesting leadership style and navigated our very first trips ever to MSA in Marquette Michigan and to Dakota Days at USD in Vermillion. I can assure you that we all had a lot of fun in 2016. On behalf of all us Panheads, thank you. We ended our 2016 with our annual Christmas Party. Rob “Chip” Angerhofer and Keith “Dwain” Backer were recognized for their contributions to the band in 2016. “Stumpy” and his lovely wife Mary received special Christmas gifts. You will have to ask them about that next time you see them. Entertainment that night was provided by The Great Carnac. Miraculously Marvelous Lovro was able to get in contact with him and arrange for his special performance. Let’s just say Sid “Pede” Pederson took the short of it. So with that we say goodbye to 2016. Hello 2017! This year brings new adventures and new leadership; that starts at the very top. January 14, Jim “Big Deal” Burma, Jr., became our Potentate and John “Whiteland” Whitelock became Assistant Raban. We look forward to supporting both of you in 2017. As for our Unit’s leader-

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2017 El Riad Unit & Club Contact List All cities are in South Dakota unless otherwise noted. Area Code for all South Dakota phone numbers is 605.

BIG BAND / SHRINE SWING BAND – (Unit meets for Ceremonials) Parade Unit President - John Bayer (Janean), 1511 Riverdale Rd., C: 360-1204 Sioux Falls 57105 Email: jbayer253@aol.com

BIG BEND SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit

President - George Martin, 411 Scotts Lane, Chamberlain C: 730-0099 57325 E: martin@midstatesd.net B: 234-6009 (Meeting dates as called)

BLAST & CAST

President - Rolland Stolsmark (Rene), 1003 Par Tee Dr., E: rstolsmark@medicine.com Hartford, 57033 C: 359-6888 (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00pm)

BROOKINGS SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit President (Meets 2nd Thursday, 7am @ Perkins)

CHANTERS – Parade Unit

President - Brad Vostad (Naomi), 1809 S. Shellynn Dr., Sioux Falls 57103 C: 201-5481 E: bvostad@msn.com (Meet every Tuesday @7:00pm)

CLASSIE AUTOS – Parade Unit

President - Vince Jones (Sandy(, 45975 - 267th St., Hartford 57033 E: dogpatch51@aol.com C: 366-3178 (Meet 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00pm)

CLOWNS – Parade Unit

Big Clown - Brian Schultz (Jill), 4108 S. Cathedral Ave., Siioux Falls 57103 C: 351-7950 E: brian.schultz28@gmail.com (Meet 1st Thurs. @ 6:30pm)

CORN PALACE SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit

President - Jeremy McNary (Jennifer Larson), 1029 E. 2nd Ave., Mitchell R: 999-5381 E: mcnaryjeremy@hotmail.com (Meets last Thurs. @ 6:30pm)

CULINARY UNIT

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

DANCE CLUB

President - Chris Karr, 7421 W. Luke, Sioux Falls 57106 C: 695-0391 E: ckarr@silveradostud.com (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00pm)

DIRECTOR’S STAFF

President - Paul Berndt, 1007 Magnolia St., Brandon 57005 E: pberndt@alliancecom.net C: 595-2525 (Meets 3rd Thursday @ 7:00pm)

FIFE AND DRUM CORPS – Parade Unit

Brigadier (Pres.) - Darrell Griggs (Jess), 2608 S. Groveland Ave. 57110 C: 310-3267 E: djgriggs@gmail.com (Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:30pm)

GOLF UNIT

President - Dave Skancke, 2305 Pepper Ridge, Sioux Falls 57103 C: 553-3351 E: dskancke@sio.midco.net

GOPHER SHRINE CLUB

President - Andy Harries (Mari), 1224 - 3rd Ave., Windom, MN 56101 E: andyharries32@gmail.com (Meets 2nd Tuesday of January or as called)

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HIGHLANDER PIPE & DRUM – Parade Unit

RITUALISTIC UNIT

HILLBILLIES OUTHOUSE #1 – Parade Unit

ROADRUNNERS

President - Bob Sorensen (Sherry), 3109 S. Holly Ave., C: 413-5964 Sioux Falls 57105 (Meets Mondays @ 6:00pm) E: rlssherry@yahoo.com President - Dennis Kaarup, PP (Theresa), 716 W. 25th St., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 929-8608 E: gizzmoe1@gmail.com (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00pm)

HORSE CORPS – Parade Unit

Trail Boss (Pres.) - Tim Boysen (Peggy), 24237 - 310th Ave., Presho 57568 C: 360-3615 E: tboysen@kennebectelephone.com (Meets last Saturday @ 10:00am)

LEGION OF HONOR – Parade Unit

Cmdr. (Pres.) - Scott Denney (Rhonda), 312 W. 34th St., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 323-9678 E: danes55@aol.com (Meets 1st Wednesday @ 7:00pm)

LOH FOOT PATROL – Parade Unit

President - Jeff Landborg (Kristi), 2811 S. Lyndale Ave., C: 942-3831 Sioux Falls 57105 (Meet as called) E: jjborg@gmail.com President - Jeffy Wilkes (Cathy), 217 W. 19th St., Sioux C: 201-4480 Falls 57105 (Meet as called) E: sekliwj@sio.midco.net

ROSEBUD SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit

President - Richard Ringstmeyer (Janet), 27968 - 318th Ave., Winner 57580 R: 842-2092 B: 842-3732 C: 842-5537

SHUTTERBUGS

President - Josh Jurgens, 2601 S. Minnesota Ave., Ste. 105, Sioux Falls 57105 C: 261-5963 E: josh@jurgensdigitalmedia.com (Meet last Wedensday @ 7:00pm)

PIXELS

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

Captain (Pres.) - Ethan Jones, 325 N. LaSalle Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57110 C: 370-8588 E: ej091991@gmail.com

SKI CLUB

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

SPRINT CARS – Parade Unit

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

STEEL DRUM BAND – Parade Unit

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

SWING BAND

LEWIS & CLARK SHRINE CLUB – Parade Unit

MOTOR CORPS – Parade Unit

MYSTIC BREWERS

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 E: moose@bmtc.net C: 496-3209 (Meets Thursdays @ 7:00pm)

PARKER SHRINE CLUB/FLIVVERS – Parade Unit

President - Don Budde (Roberta) PO Box 725, Parker 57053 R: 297-6742 C: 338-7634 (Meet 3rd Tuesday @ 6:30pm)

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

President - Todd Long (Stacie), 804 Agate Ave., Brandon 57005 C: 553-2774 E: bongo68@alliancecom.net (Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 7:00pm) President - Steve Burtis (Julie), 1901 S. Queens Ave., Sioux Falls 57106 C: 941-2317 E: sburtis@sio.midco.net (Meets 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursdays @ 7:00pm)

President - Wally Johnson (Doris), 1812 Edgewood Rd., Sioux Falls 57103 B: 334-7160 B: 336-2932 E: dwjjohnson62@yahoo.com

TWIN LAKES SHRINE CLUB

President - Jason Martin (Jena), 816 N. Prairie Ave., Madison 57042 C: 270-2917 E: themartins@sio.midco.net (Meets 1st Tuesday @ 7:00pm)

WORTHINGTON AREA SHRINE CLUB

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

PROVOSTS – Parade Unit

Chief (Pres.) - Doug Monzat (Terri), 2301 E. 29th Pl. N., Sioux Falls 57104 C: 212-5478 E: monzatdouglas@yahoo.com (Meet 4th Tuesday @ 7pm)

RICKSHAWS – Parade Unit

Emporer (Pres.) - Chad Goldsmith (Cindy), 5904 S. Galway Ave., Sioux Falls 57106 C: 940-4310 E: chad.goldsmith@graybar.com (Meet 1st Tuesday @ 6:00pm)

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