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by the Illustrious Sir Jim Burma, Jr.

ell there was no slowing down for El Riad in September. We started off with the Shrine Cup Golf Tournament on September 7. A great day was had by all the golfers and the weather was perfect. Thanks to Ryan Simmons and his whole team for organizing another record setting event. Next up was our Augustana Shrine Football Game on Saturday, September 16. The weather was not perfect but got better as the day got going. We had a great game to be involved in that day. Dick Ericcson was honored as our Shriner of the day. Thanks to Ken Ward and the entire committee for all the work that went into making this a great event as always. The Culinary Unit did a great job with the food and the Potes Aids had a cold beverage ready for all who wanted one. El Riad Shrine was honored to give Luke Buriak the game ball and to honor him at the game. Luke is Paul and Shellie Buriak’s son and are part of our shrine family. September we started Back to Lodge Nights. This is a program we worked on with our Sioux Falls lodges to encourage Shrine Masons to be more active when they can. Trinity started out the Back to Lodge nights on September 11. They had a great speaker and almost 100 RSVPs for the


MONTHLY STATED MEETINGS Wednesday, October 11 7:00 p.m. – El Riad Shrine

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

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

steak dinner that was paid for by El Riad. Unity’s night will be held on September 28 and Minnehaha’s night will be October 3. Please try to attend your Back to Lodge night if you can. Mitchell will be having their Sportsman’s Banquet on September 28. This is a great fundraiser and a chance to win some fun hunting related stuff and guns. Sioux Falls will have our banquet on October 3 and tickets are almost gone for both events. The Shrine Circus and Fund Raising Association (SCAFRA) will be hosting there 31st Annual Conference in Sioux Falls from October 19–22. We will have a lot of out of town Shriners in town those days. El Riad will host the conference with a dinner at our building in downtown Sioux Falls that Friday night. Marv Lovro is the 2017 SCAFRA President and we are all looking forward to the chance to show off our great city and Temple! Thanks for everything you do, please remember We Are all El Riad!

Jim Burma Jr. 2017 El Riad Potentate

CACTUS SUPPORTER hank you Kyle Orth for donating 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.






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



Steel Drum........................................................14 Classie Autos.................................................... 15 Culinary............................................................16 Clowns.............................................................. 17 Fife & Drum...................................................... 31 Sprint Cars....................................................... 33 Outhouse/Back 40 Boys.................................34 Chanters..........................................................40 Blast & Cast.....................................................44 Job’s Daughters...............................................44


Don McCoy, Captain of the Guard

Brookings Shrine Club, Outhouse #1

Dave Neiman, PP, Recorder


Bruce Wallin, PP, Treasurer

The 15 Annual El Riad Shrine Cup was a tremendous success with gorgeous weather and a terrific turnout of both golfers and benevolent sponsors. th

Photos by Rocky Hayes


Rosebud Shrine Club, Mystic Brewers

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


On the Cover...

Mark Richard, Outer Guard

Maury Richard, Chief Rabban

John Whitelock, Asst. Rabban

Notes from the Pote.......................................... 3 Cactus Supporter.............................................. 3 Shriner of the Year Awards............................... 5 Football Ticket Sponsors.................................. 7 Calendar of Events.......................................8 – 9 Memorials & Contributions............................. 12 Black Camel...................................................... 12 Meet Demolay Master Councilor Kristian...... 13 Cash Calendar Winners.................................. 17 Shrine Cup........................................................ 21 Birthdays......................................................... 32 Cold Sands Ceremony.................................... 33 AmazonSmile Supports our Shrine Children.. 35 Donations and Memorials Contributions..... 36 $100 Million Dollar Club.................................. 37 Stated Meeting........................................ 42 – 43 Morstad Family Thank You............................44 Contact List.....................................................45

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

Executive Committee Chairman

Scottish Rite BBQ Fundraiser........................... 6 Oriental Band’s Halloween Bash....................10 Shriners Hospital Open...................................18 Big Band & Masque Dance.............................19 Rickshaw Wine Raffle..................................... 20 Fife & Drum Valentine’s Bash.........................30 Sportsman Classic Fundraiser.......................38 The Abbey Road Band.................................... 39 Classie Autos Hot Rod Grill............................. 39 Rock The Shrine...............................................41 Demolay Pancake Feed..................................46

15 Annual Shrine Cup..............................21 – 23 2017 Potes Ball..........................................24 – 25 Midwest Shrine Association Zuhrah.......26 – 28

Doug Kristensen, Marshall

Jim Burma, Jr., Potentate

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

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

Southwest Minnesota Shrine Club

Leo Baumgart, 2nd Ceremonial Master

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

Board of Trustees

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

Al Zahn, High Priest & Prophet

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

El Riad By-Laws, Executive Divan State Donor Relations

Executive Divan

Les Kruse, Oriental Guide

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

Jim Slater, 1st Ceremonial Master

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

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

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

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


ach year TWO Shriner of the Year awards are made — one from the Sioux Falls area and one from the outlying area of El Riad’s jurisdiction. A nomination blank for the Shriner of the Year Award was published in the recent issue of the Cactus.

AWARDS It’s time to elect Shriner of the Year! All Nobles, Clubs and Units of El Riad, it’s time to nominate your choice for “Shriner of the Year”

Nomination Information 1. Nominees must be a member in good standing in El Riad Temple. 2. A Unit or Club may nominate only one Noble. A non-unit or non-club member may be nominated by an individual or a group of individuals. 3. Nominations will be verified by the Shrine Office. 4. Nominations must be submitted on the attached form below or in the Cactus. 5. Nominations must be submitted by December 15, 2017. 6. Nominations must be sent to El Riad Shrine, PO Box 1203, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1203.

Name of Shriner____________________________________

The “El Riad Shriner of the Year” award was established to recognize and honor dedicated, active, hard working members of the temple who has given many hours of their time and effort to the programs of the Shrine. This letter is being sent at this time so you may evaluate Shriners who will meet the above criteria for the upcoming Shriner of the Year award. The selection will be made by the previous winners and will be announced at the Annual Meeting. Should you require further information, contact the Shrine office at (605) 336-1117 or any Past Shriner of the Year.


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Submitted by_______________________________________ Justification For Your Choice ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Please submit name to El Riad Shrine office by December 15, 2017. Winners will be announced at the annual meeting/installation. 5

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Our thanks to all who are helping support Shriners Hospitals and El Riad Transporation Fund. Sponsors are listed as of September 8, please send in your donation if you haven’t already. HONORARY COACHES: $250 DONATION Sid Bostic Douglas Kristensen Mark Pederson Jeff Wilkes GOLD SPONSORS: $90+ Jim Burma, Jr. Rocky Hayes Richard “Rico” Johnson D.W. Proehl Thomas Reaves Harold Warner SILVER SPONSORS: $60+ Tony Bachman George Boom Robert Fitch Gene W. Gibson Steven Hauff George Henningsen Mark Ingalls Bruce Jorgensen Leroy Luitjens David Neiman Marvin Nofziger Truman Phelan Rep. Larry Zikmund REGULAR SPONSORS: $40+ Mohamud Abdulle Joseph Alick Chip Andela Virgil Andersen Lee Andersen Cory Anderson Robert Angerhofer John Archer Mike Archer Alan Aspaas Tim Bachman Robert Baker

Richard Baker Darold Ball David Bangasser Leo Baumgart Paul Berndt Michael Bjelland Matt Bjordal Donald Budde Dwayne Burckhard Jim Burma, Jr. Steve Cain E.W. Carlson Andrew Christopherson Tim Clarke Pat Colbert James Collingwood Charles Dawdy Russell Dean Scott Denney

Joe Greve Donald Gromer Michael Grubb, Jr. Ed Gustafson Steve Haase Richard Hagler Robert D. Hass Jerry Hauff Peter Hauff Brad Hearst Clifford Hicks Richard Holter Darvin Holter Mike Howes Delwyn Hubers Michael Huitt Glen Hundley Stanley Jarovski Reid Jensen

Dale L. Long Alan Machmiller Donald Maxon Jerry May Don McCoy Lonnie Merriman Larry Miller Todd Miller Larry Miller Kent Morstad Ron Nedved Aaron Neiman Robert M. Nelson Todd Nelson Paul Nester Aron Nevin Scott Nold Bruce Norton Mike Olawsky

Monty Derousseau Chad DeVries James Dewey Thomas Dixon Gregory Dubois George Dunn Wade Eastman Loren Eggebraaten Stephen Egger Terry Engelland William Erickson John Ewing Elden W. Fodness Mark Fonder Nicholas Fosheim Dale “Hoot” Gibson Kevin Goff Chad Goldsmith

Tracy Johnke Tracy Johnke Dan Johnson Larry Johnson J. Vincent Jones Dr. Robert Joyce Sherman Junker Neil Kenyon Ronald Knott Donovan Knott Melvin Koppang Del Kroon Jeff Landborg Charles E. Larsen George Larson Lowell Larson Allen Lewis Robert Lindquist

Kyle Orth James Otteman John Peckham Sidney Pederson Roger Peterson Mike Petterson Bob Pfeifer Michael Pickett Kent Quail Michael Quinlivan Allen Regimbal Justin Rehms Jerome Reinke Nylis “Gene” Renschler II Brent Rice Glendon Rice Maurice Richard Mark Richard

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Ryan Rollinger Ryan Rollinger Tom Salestrom Timothy Schendel Richard Schlechter Jason Schlechter Doug Schneider John Schuety Jeffrey Searles W.L. Shields Brian Slack James Slater Clayton Sloat Gary Smith Jeffrey Smith James Steen Sidney Strange Scott Streich Brad Streich David Strum Lyle Sturdevant Jared Swenson Arthur Temple Jerrid Thomas Robert Thompson E.L. Truman Tim Unruh Greg Van Luvanee Bob Vanderlinde Calvin Vaudrey Dennis Ver Hey Richard Viehweg Jared Vilhauer Curtis Vipond Bruce Wallin Kenneth Ward Donald Weeg Donald Wendt John Whitelock Carter O. Wiese Joseph Young MISCELLANEOUS DONATIONS John Brand Raymond Pierson Terry Roisum 7




1 Daughters of Nile Craft Fair

2 Worthington after Lodge

3 Rickshaws 6 p.m. Twin Lakes Shrine Club 7 p.m. Sportsman’s Classic


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



Mystic Brewers 7 p.m.


5 Clowns 6:30 p.m. Oriental Band 7 p.m. Mitchell Sportsman’s Banquet Cactus Deadline

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

17 Blast & Cast 7 p.m. Chanters 7 p.m. Dance Club 7 p.m.


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

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



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



Scottish Rite Barbeque

12 Brookings 7 a.m. @ Perkins Oriental Band 7 p.m. Steel Drum Band 6:30 p.m.






Dance Club

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

SCAFRA Conference


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


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


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

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


28 Horse Corps 10:00 @ Shrine Bldg. OB Halloween Party

31 Chanters 7 p.m. Halloween


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

5 Cactus Deadline

6 Worthington after Lodge B&E & Board Meetings


7 Chanters 7 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.


Stated Meeting

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

20 Mystic Brewers 7 p.m.

21 Blast & Cast 7 p.m. Chanters 7 p.m. Dance Club 7 p.m. Parker Flivvers 6:30 p.m.

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


11 Fall Ceremonial

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




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

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

3 SFFD Banquet (private) Sprint Cars Abbey Road Band

8 Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m.




17 YMCA Trivia Night (private)


Last Call Rock Band Rehearsals 7 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Pote’s 50th Birthday Party

18 Waterbury Christmas Party (private)

24 Job’s Daughters – Parade of Lights

25 Horse Corps 10:00 @ Shrine Bldg.

Thanksgiving – CLOSED


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

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

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

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

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CHARLES PEDERSEN Mitchell Dec. 17, 1930 – June 12, 2017 Created November 20, 2004

In Memory of Marlys Kroon by Bob & LaRae Zwart Gary & Alberta Smith Bill & Ona Anderson

DONAVAN “SHORTY” FLATGARD Windom, Minn. Oct. 7, 1936 – Sept. 2, 2017 Created November 1, 1968


In Memory of Kent Morstad by Loren & Diane Eggebraaten Bill & Ona Anderson Marv & Deborah Lovro Lowell & Carol Hansen

In Memory of Marvin Bailin by Darrell Butterwick In Memory of Donald D. Johnson by Greg Teal

In Memory of Wayne Watson by Marv & Deborah Lovro

Donations by Thomas Schultz Robert A. Joyce Scott H. Graff Jeffrey Scoular Clark Sinclair Troy L. Anderson Roger Larson

In Memory of Harold Bietz by Marv & Deborah Lovro



In Memory of Warren D. Nelsen by Darrell Butterwick In Honor of Chris & Bonnie Caudill by Rhonda & Scott Denney

In Memory of Marvin Bailin by Paul Jay Lewis In Memory of Marlys Kroon by Mildred Blake

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

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COUNCILOR KRISTIAN i my name is Kristian Willis and I am the Master Councilor of Liberty Chapter Order of Demolay in Sioux Falls, SD. I would like to talk about what Demolay has done over this summer. In June, the Demolay boys went to Grand Bethel, where we were able to meet Miss International Job’s Daughter Taila Gouge who was crowned our “Honorary Chapter Sweetheart.” In August, I went to Supreme and got to meet the Demolay International congress secretary. We also were crowned our new Chapter Sweetheart Nevaeh Seda at the El Riad Shrine Ballroom dance. Then, we helped our first meeting of the term and re-elected our officers to another term. Following that, we had our first outing at Thunder Road and had a fun time playing outdoor laser tag and riding go karts. The Chapter will be having a Pancake Feed on October 7 from 7–11 a.m. at the Masonic Center in Sioux Falls. We are currently doing very well as a chapter but looking to expand and grow more in the Sioux Falls area. One new aspect of our Chapter here in Sioux Falls is that we started a Demolay Squires Program for boys ages 9–11 years old. They are able to experience Demolay at a young age and grow and learn as we do in our time as Active Demolay till they reach the age to join. The age to be an active Demolay is 12–21 years old. We help young men become responsible, Independent, and strong Leaders of Character—the tools to be able to succeed as a young man in today’s world. We are always recruiting and want you to help us grow Liberty Chapter Demolay here in Sioux Falls. If you know of any young man that would benefit from this awesome and fun organization, send him our way! We meet the first and third Mondays each month at 7 p.m. Then, we have fun planning each term but have specific fun events planned on the third and fourth Sundays at 2 p.m. Be you, be Demolay! Our new website is


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he Pan Heads made the trip north to that bloomin’ city of Bloomington, Minnesota, for the 2017 MSA. 18 members made the trip under the steadfast leadership of Steve “Ossifer” Burtis, Steve “Candy” Cain and Rob “Chip” Angerhofer for what turned out to be a fast and furious two and one half days. Our trip began bright and early Thursday morning with six of us manning the Bandbulance, two in a chase vehicle (that we never did see until after we arrived) and two other individual vehicles. The trip was unspectacular except for the light harness came undone and was non-functional for the rest of the trip and that on slight misunderstanding with law enforcement in Jordan, Minnesota. As aptly stated by one of our pseudo legal scholars, Johnny “Red” Richardson, it was a bad stop and went free. The hush that came over the members in the back of the Bandbulance was deafening as was the chatter from the co-pilot Jim “Fridge” Collingwood. We arrived at our destination the Double Tree, which is not to be confused with a Red Roof Inn at approximately 10:15 a.m. and after a smooth check-in, we departed via shuttle for the Twins game. There we joined several other El Riad Shriners and their family members. The weather turned out to be great. However, the outcome of the game was not in the home team’s favor. In addition to singing along with “Take Me Out to The Ball Game”, we were also entertained by Johnny “Red” singing a song about a utility closet and its contents which was based on the size of his hotel room. After the game, we boarded our shuttle back to the hotel for a quick turnaround and then off to dinner at Joe Sensor’s. The food was good and the company even better. After dinner, we headed to the Cabooze Club for a concert by Eric Johansen and the headliner Tab Benoit. What a time we had. This was accentuated by the ongoing commentary from our President Steve “Ossifer” Burtis on his childhood through young adult memories of growing up in the Twin Cities. I believe we now know every neighborhood he ever lived in as well as other gems. The music was great, unfortunately the group was old and fading and needed to go home for the night. We would like to give a shout out to Schmitty & Sons transportation and our driver Tom for guiding us through our travels. Friday morning brought sprinkles and golf at, you guessed it, The Hiawatha Golf Club where “Ossifer” 14

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Burtis played as he was growing in the Twin Cities. After golf we had our annual president funded lunch at Cowboy Jack’s. Questions abounded regarding whether or not the weather was going to permit the parade to go forward. The weather broke and we began our preparation for the parade. We were honored by the presence of Illustrious Sir Jim “Big Deal” Burma, Jr. on our trailer for this parade. If you have never been in his presence during a parade while he is Potentate, you don’t know what you are missing. His parade wave is second to none in Shrinedom. We would like to thank Illustrious Sir Jim “Big Deal” Burma, Jr. and the rest of the Divan for the great hospitality after the parade. It was a lot of fun with music provided by the one and only Back 40 Boys and featured guests. There also developed a vigorous game of bobble in the pool area. The game saw a fair share of participants coming and going, some quicker than others. Some were having a marvelous time; others were not having such a marvelous time. The game came to an end when the pool area had to close. The top three finishers were Rob “Chip” Angerhofer, Steve “Candy” Cain and Rico Johnson. If any participants had their feelings hurt during the game please contact the Steel Drum Executive Committee for the appropriate form to fill out. We would also like to congratulate all our competitive units for their great success. Saturday morning saw Jim “Fridge” Collingwood climb behind the wheel of the Bandbulance and successfully guide it him. Saturday, August 26, brought several of us to the Pote’s Caddyshack Party at the Shrine. What a fun time. Our President Steve “Ossifer” Burtis won best costume for his interpretation of Karl (not Elmer) and several of our members won raffle prizes. A fun time was had by all. As mentioned last month, Larry “Fluff ” Miller purchased a winning cash calendar for his Lady, Marry, for Christmas. Well, Rob “Chip” Angerhofer did the same for his lovely wife Zoe. I guess we all need to step up and sell, sell, sell the next addition of the Cash Calendar. Upcoming events for the Steel Drum include the Shrine Football Game, King Turkey Days, and other exciting events. • • OCTOBER 2017



by Aaron Zahn, Secretary

he Classie Autos are keeping our busy summer going well into fall. We recently paraded to Worthing at the end of August for Worthing Days. Also, we had a group go down to Wagner for the Labor Day Parade and we are looking at doing more in September for the Augie Homecoming Parade and the Lifescape Parade. We have a cruise planned to ride to Ribs, Rods, and Rock & Roll down in Vermillion. We certainly aren’t ready to put the cars away yet and still have a lot of pavement to hit yet! We are a unit that is going places!

Name: Ben McClure Make/Model: 1955 International R112 Engine Size: Silver Diamond Motor Flathead V-6. It’s a Combine motor / 94HP Where did you get it? Dad got it from a friend. It was sitting in a grove and paid $100 for it.  When did you restore it? We started the restoration about 2000. The restoration took three years and about $17,000. Everything on the truck is original with the exception of one taillight and one rear view mirror. We repainted it in the original cream and ivory over gray as it was originally done. It still has the original 6 volt electrical system which makes driving at night a challenge that I try to avoid.  When I turned 35 and joined Classie Autos my dad gave me the truck.   Any recommendations for someone doing a restoration? Do your homework. We had no idea how difficult it was going to be to find parts. We had to go all the way to

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Fargo, ND, just to find a mirror we needed to replace. Any regrets?  None.     How long have you been in Classie Autos?  I joined in 2010.   What do you like best about Classie Autos? Parades. I get to drive and not march. The dues are reasonable and the people are fantastic. And I get to see a lot of other cool rides.




Augustana Football Team Supper

Monday, August 21 Bringing together these Augie football players with our Shriners shares our message of helping others. The selfless attitude necessary for these young individuals to form a football team is realized in the activities the Shriners do for children in need. We sometimes forget that we were just kids not too long ago and remember what an impact some teacher, coach or community leader had in shaping us into becoming Shriners. The Culinary Unit had a strong showing of Chefs for this event. Everyone was needed to prepare and serve the hearty meal for our 125 guests. Our menu consisted of pulled pork and beef on fresh baked buns, potato salad, delicious Baby Ray’s baked beans and cookies. The line never seemed to end as players and guests made their way back for seconds and thirds!  Notable Noble Chefs at this event: Bruce Boegler, Charlie Anderson, Curt Hage, Dave Dierks, Dave Eiesland, Dave Sieler, Joe Alick, Kip Eggebraaten, Lloyd Siemonsma, Ron Goergen, Tim Dunn, Tom Kucera, Truman Phelan and Steve Hauff.  

Potentate’s Ball — Hors d’oeuvre & Buffet Style Supper

Saturday, August 26 The Culinary crew outdid themselves delivering for the Pote’s Ball! We began with a huge spread of choice hors d’oeuvres including cubed ham and turkey, cubed cheese, crackers, pâté and dips.  There was no break for the Culinary crew. While our guests were enjoying their hors d’oeuvres the’ “Not Ready for Prime Rib Grillers,” were preparing the pièce de résistance, rib eye steaks! Our Master Grillers, Lloyd Siemonsma, Tim Dunn and Bill O’Connor grilled these steaks in groups of around 20. Intently they rotated the steaks seasoning and searing in the mouthwatering flavor while watching the degree of readiness without hurrying delivery. Along with the steaks we served baked potatoes, green beans, lettuce salad. For desert, we served a selection of tasty cheesecake bites. We also served a special treat of delicious apple crisp prepared for this event by Robin Tomshak. Thank you! All in all, this proved to be one of our finest showings, truly an epicurean delight! The patience of our diners proved a testament to the quality of the food! 16

by Justin Thyme

Notable Noble Chefs at this event: Bill O’Connor, Bruce Boegler, Charlie Anderson, Curt Hage, Dave Sieler, Everett Brandenburg, Gary Fischer, George Roberts, Jerry Hauff, Joe Alick, Lloyd Siemonsma, Sam Sommers, Steve Hauff and Tim Dunn.

Upcoming Culinary Events

• Thursday, October 5                   Masonic “Back To The Lodge” 6 p.m. • Saturday, October 7                    Fife & Drum breakfast - 9 a.m. at the Shrine • Saturday, October 7                    Wedding Reception 5 p.m. • TBD                                          Masonic One Day • Friday, October 20                     MSA fundraising event             • Saturday, November 11              Fall Ceremonial – Lunch & 5 p.m. reception (Veteran’s Day) • Wednesday, November 22          Pote’s 50th birthday party. 5 p.m.  

A Small Bite of Culinary Sage or Food for Thought:

The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor. ~Author Unknown


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Shrine Football Game

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by Jeremy ‘Red’ Reimer

inner winner grilled steak dinner! The winner of the First Annual Clown Grill Raffle is Sandy Miller…congratulations! Please let us know where to RSVP to try out your new grill! We have had a very busy summer with a parade (sometimes two in a day) every weekend since May. We have been to fairs, town carnivals, and charity events that have touched each of us in a different way. We will never forget the amazing people we have met along the way.  We still have some homecoming parades left to do this year and at least one more charity event.  We are gearing up to take part in this year’s Shrine Football Game and give away some great stuff to the kids! We will look forward to seeing you there. We had a great group of guys make their way to Minneapolis for the 2017 MSA. We proved again why we are the Award Winning El Riad Shrine Clowns. We EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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brought home some serious hardware and are very proud of our guys! As the parade season comes to a close, we are dusting off our card tables for another great winter of Clown Poker. Please let us know if you would like us to entertain your company Christmas Party with some clowning around. If you want to join in on our antics, please join us for our monthly unit meetings. We meet the first Thursday of every month. We have a 5 p.m. social; 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting. We look forward to you joining us. 17

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straight, we all know that is difficult to do with a bunch of Shriners! Rocky Hayes, thanks for your help with the website, taking photos that day and keeping me on my toes during the year. Last but not least…Dave Dierks, this year’s Keith Rose Star Award Winner! Dave, when I asked for help, you showed up. When I asked for someone to go here or there, you signed up. Thank you so much for your help with this. Your impact on this year was so great and appreciated! Kemper, Soye, Costar, Smith, Aasen and Hartman, thanks for everything this year and the help and support you gave to The Cup. I am very proud to be a part of something so special here! Until 2018…

2017 Shrine Cup Results

Champions: Mike Bankowski / Adrian Bankowski – 61 1st Place 1st Flight: Dana Dykhouse / Dan Dykhouse – 62 2nd Place 1st Flight: Jerry Davis / Tom Rasmussen 1st Place 2nd Flight: Rob Angerhofer / Steve Cain – 62 2nd Place 2nd Flight: Dennis Feterl / Michael Kaiser – 63 1st Place 3rd Flight: Jesse Cres / Dave Mareau – 63 2nd Place 3rd Flight: Pat Frankman / Joe Frankman – 64

Photos by Rocky Hayes

he 15th Annual El Riad Shrine Cup was held at Willow Run Golf Course on Thursday, September 7, on an absolute perfect day out for golfing! We had 106 participants this year, making it one of the largest attended Shrine Cup’s we have ever had and thus making it one of the largest dollar amounts we have ever raised! When the Shrine Cup started out 14 years ago, Jim Schoular and his team netted about $3,000 to go back to our hospital in the Twin Cities. With the foundation that was started by them, we have made it possible to make that number grow to over $25,000 this year! The first place winners of the Shrine Cup this year were Mike Bankowski and his father Adrian Bankowski! Adrian traveled all the way from Kansas City to attend this year’s outing with his son and fellow brother Mike! Thanks Adrian for your dedication and commitment to helping out our children and traveling as far as you did for us! I would like to also give a shout out to Doug Schneider, who helped out in so many facets this year, but most importantly keeping records of sponsorships, money and where we were at all year long. Bruce “Monkey” Wallin, thank you so much for keeping all of our financials

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Calendars are being distributed for sale from each El Riad Shrine unit and club! Please pick up as many as you can sell to support this very worthy cause while offering people 12 months of El Riad exposure! This year’s calendar highlights many of our units and clubs. We thank everyone who has purchased their calendars as well as those putting in the time and effort to sell our calendars to people all across the community.

$25: Daily (Monday through Saturday) $100: Every Sunday – Plus Special Prizes! $300: On the 15th of EVERY MONTH! • Calendars cost $25. • Winners are announced on our website: • You CAN win more than once. •D  rawings are made randomly and prizes mailed monthly.

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FIFE & DRUM by Bruce Norton

he Fife and Drum have SO much to report! We kicked off August with our annual family party at Darwin (Gundy) and Bev Gunderson’s home. What a terrific pool/patio venue they have and what a great family party this is. Was fun to catch most of the “old guard” of our unit together (see the picture). These guys are legends in the annals of El Riad and especially the Fife and Drum. This is why this party and our group means so much is having these guys part of your life. Wayne Johnson had handcrafted a large frame to go with a picture of our beloved admiral, Darrell Griggs, as he rowed the Fife and Drum entry to victory in the Dell Rapids boat races a few years ago. It was a fun presentation, a wonderful tribute to Darrell, and a beautiful and thoughtful gift by Wayno. We then geared up for our big MSA trip to the cities. From start to finish, this was an abundantly fun adventure. Our officers provided generous food and beverage options for the bus trip up and back. We owe our officers a great deal of thanks for all the work they poured into our MSA appearance. We took a dinner excursion boat ride down the river as a group Thursday night. The weather was ideal and this time together was super special. Thanks to Randy Ingalls for all the cruise arrangements! We then had a golf outing that Friday morning at the Lost Spur (Osman Shrine) golf course, we didn’t let a little drizzle dampen our fun. Besides, we all had balls, tees, and kozies courtesy of Todd Neuberger to lose and use. We returned just in time to get ready for the parade that night. Our potentate declared we were the best Fife and Drum unit in the entire parade. Many, many thanks go out to the following members for their time, talent, and treasure commitment to this MSA trip and our beloved El Riad: Darrell Griggs, Dave Daily, Devon Johnson, Ed Anstine, Harland Danielson, Joe Greve, Jon Tveidt, John Archer, Mike Archer, Mike Fitzgerald, Randy Ingalls, Rick Turgeon, Ron Fox, Terry Adams, Craig “Roscoe” Ross, Tim Clarke, Bruce Norton, and Todd Neuberger. It was incredible to note that Ed and Jean Anstine celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary during our MSA trip. Those two are such a class act. We were honored to be with them as they marked this special milestone! After just getting back from MSA, we turned right around to host the Shrine Game Players Banquet. The Fife and Drum fully funds this important time with our Augustana partners, players, and coaches. The amount of food those young men consume is mind boggling. By the next Cactus addition, we’ll also have raised $2,500.00 for the Hospital by selling footballs. As you can tell, this is an important event to our group and we are proud of the difference our efforts make here. Coming up in September is Mike and Lorna Fitzgerald’s garden party for all Fife families on the 8th, the big Shrine Football Game on the 16th, followed by our second annual Rose Cup on the 29th in honor of our beloved past Brigadier and El Riad Potentate, Keith Rose. As our esteemed leader likes to say, “fair winds and following seas to all”. EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY September 2017 Richard Alick – 10/24 Charles Andela – 10/16 Harlan D Anderson – 10/26 Roger A Anderson – 10/7 Jason Avery – 10/4 Keith E Bagley – 10/10 James H Baker – 10/26 Robert N Baker – 10/20 Michael Bjelland – 10/14 Lee Gaylord Boyles – 10/15 Ryan W Brech – 10/1 Bill V Burnham – 10/24 Michael R Burns – 10/16 Stanley J Cadwell – 10/25 Brian J Callahan – 10/24 Patrick G Campbell – 10/12 Jerry A Chaon – 10/24 Donald G Christensen – 10/19 Darin Corcoran – 10/15 Russell Dean – 10/24 Keith E Deurmier – 10/15 David J Driver – 10/7 Marlyn Doyle Edman – 10/3 Micah G Erickson – 10/21 Jason T Evans – 10/4 John M Ewing – 10/10 Douglas Feltman – 10/19 Bruce Dale Flygare – 10/25 Jeremy J Forthman – 10/1 Jack A Frantz – 10/3 Mark Fredericks – 10/9 N Marshall Gardner – 10/25 Thomas J Glover – 10/3 Don Gray – 10/6 Gary F Greenleaf – 10/19 Gary Griffith – 10/19



Darin Groos – 10/11 Richard H Hahn – 10/20 Edward M Hallenbeck – 10/10 Wayne G Halma – 10/23 Lowell C Hansen – 10/11 Donald H Harder – 10/21 John E Harmelink – 10/24 Steven A Harmes – 10/2 Thomas R Harper – 10/1 Robert D Hass – 10/30 Robert Head – 10/26 Duane Heibult – 10/25 Bruce Heitman – 10/9 Dean D Hennigs – 10/13 Gary M Henningsen – 10/28 Jesse J Hinton – 10/18 Rollyn E Hohwieler – 10/26 Craig A Holmen – 10/13 Darvin N Holter – 10/22 Kelly Hooker – 10/14 Michael B Houk – 10/30 Shawn Howard – 10/13 Michael W Howes – 10/19 Darwin L Hurd – 10/20 E. Milt Husby – 10/27 Charles C Ihlen – 10/22 Rolland E Jensen – 10/25 Michael Lance Johanson – 10/21 Donny Jonnes – 10/10 Robert C Joyce – 10/30 Sherman J Junker – 10/16 Ryan A Karst – 10/11 Joseph Kaus – 10/13 Louis L Kehn – 10/19 James S Kirschman – 10/6 Glenn H Kluis – 10/2 Steven Kovacic – 10/30

Bruce L Kristensen – 10/30 Daniel L Kruse – 10/26 Michael S Kuzeppa – 10/10 David T Larsen – 10/19 Jeffrey D Larson – 10/11 John W Larson – 10/22 Philip John Larson – 10/20 Rodney Larson – 10/24 Floyd L Lashly Jr. – 10/12 Donald Lemley – 10/19 Jeff Malone – 10/27 Ted Mandery – 10/6 John R Marrinan – 10/13 Richard G Martin – 10/4 Scott P Maxwell – 10/14 Michael E McCann – 10/26 James Monson – 10/12 Christopher Morrison – 10/12 Nicholas E Muller – 10/9 David Murphy – 10/16 Bruce A Norton – 10/23 William Olson – 10/9 Richard E Osvog – 10/1 Elmer Oyen – 10/10 Jason Parsons – 10/15 Michael A Peil – 10/14 Allen T Peterson – 10/26 Lloyd C Phelps II – 10/6 Joe Pickens – 10/11 David Prettyeagle – 10/22 Kirby A Proehl – 10/26 Mark M Randall – 10/20 Thomas J Reaves – 10/14 Jerome D Reinke – 10/26 Matthew T Richard – 10/25 Eric Roskup – 10/1 Daniel J Runkel – 10/27

Paul S Schilling – 10/30 Lloyd Schipper – 10/11 Lyle E Schroeder – 10/20 Thomas Schultz – 10/4 John R Sherman – 10/22 Ryan N Simmons – 10/26 Jerry Sjoberg – 10/30 David N Skancke – 10/1 Gary A Smith – 10/13 Jeffrey B Smith – 10/25 Randy J Sorensen – 10/4 Ryan Soye – 10/29 David Stedman – 10/9 Arnold R Stinson – 10/31 David D Stoterau – 10/26 Jerry Stubbe – 10/11 Joseph L Swan – 10/17 Wade C Thomas – 10/17 William J Truman – 10/25 Eric Tucker – 10/17 Jay Ugofsky – 10/26 Steve Veenhof – 10/27 Jeffery D Viberg – 10/3 Brad R Visker – 10/25 Donald D Weeg – 10/11 Donald A Wendt – 10/8 Frank White – 10/23 James R White – 10/11 Arthur R Wienke Jr – 10/6 Ryan C Wilhelm – 10/9 Maynard K Winsel – 10/31 D’orsay L Winthers – 10/14 Kevin Wohlleber – 10/15 Charles D Woodward – 10/15 • • OCTOBER 2017



he Sprint Cars continued to log miles on the cars and their tow rigs during August and September. August was another busy month as the Sprint Cars traveled to Minneapolis to compete at MSA. All of the hard work the guys put in during the summer was rewarded. In our class, the 4-wheel Medium Division, we were fist in the Drill Field Competition and first in the Obstacle Course. We were also second in the 4-wheel Overall and third in the Overall Championship, which includes all classes of 2, 3, and 4-wheel competitors. Our competitors were Jason Schlechter, our Road Captain, Dave Murphy, Dave Duncan, Tim Meirose, Chad Schave, and Mark Richard. Mark Richard and Chad Schave were our winning drivers in the Obstacle Course. Ike McDonnel, Mike Walz and Terry Kinnetz also attended and competed in the Obstacle Course and parades. A special thanks to Jason Schlechter for dedicating his time as our Road Captain at our practices to help coach us and make us better. We couldn’t have performed as well as we did without his input and effort. Congratulations to the Motor Corps for winning their division at MSA, as well as the Overall Championship. It was well deserved. We also welcomed our newest Motor Corps competitors from El Riad, the Rickshaws and their drift


by Mark Richard

trikes. As you remember, they were pretty cocky about how great and fast they were going to be right after they got them. Well, they did a good job at their first MSA, but not to the level that they were boasting about. I think they now realize they are going to have to bring their “A” game if they plan to compete with the Motor Corps and Sprint Cars! Great job to all the Motor Corps units that competed. September is shaping up to be a nice wind down to our summer. We have parades scheduled in Minneota and Worthington, as well as our Sixth Annual Ladies Night. On this night, we invite our ladies up to our practice field and have a cookout (led by Bruce Boegler of the Culinary Unit), followed by our ladies running the obstacle course in our cars to see who is the fastest lady in the land! It is a fun event to show our appreciation to our ladies for enduring our schedule and absence during the busy summer months. Thanks you ladies for supporting us, we appreciate it. October ends our parade season with a parade in Madison. Our annual Abbey Road event is coming up on Saturday, November 4, at the Shrine. Tickets are available, so if you are interested in a reserved table or tickets to the event, please talk to a Sprint Car member. The band sounds great and it promises to be a fun time! We put four wheels on the street to help kids get back on their feet.


ongratulations to Lonnie Bayer for becoming the newest El Riad Shriner on September 13, during our Cold Sands Ceremony. His cousin, John Bayer, was his sponsor and had the honor of fezzing him along with many fellow brothers including Potentate Jim Burma Jr. and Chief Rabban Maury Richard. It’s always a treat to see our Ritualistic Unit in action and to bring another noble into our philanthropic fraternity. EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota




by Buttons, Keeper of the Quill

e are now in the fall season and are wondering what happened to summer. Activities are slowing down for us and other units / clubs as well. We have been busy parading in places like Mitchell, Colton, Crofton, etc., and we are still waiting for a request for our clan to be invited to some activity in Hawaii. One of our most recent adventures was to Bloomington, MN, for the 2017 MSA (Midwest Shrine Association Convention). Kudos to Pote Jim Burma and his Divan for encouraging the Shrine members to participate in this great event. As I understand we had 162 El Riad Shriners representing us in the Twin Cities. A great turnout and it certainly speaks to why El Riad is so well respected. Units / clubs focused on competitions, a Friday night parade and camaraderie throughout the days events. The Back 40 Boys performed at the hospitality area for a appreciative crowd and who also joined in the singing. It was informally set up and we had some help with our tunes. In the attached photo (courtesy of Teri Schlechter) on the far left we had Bob Uecker from the Chanters join us and in the back row on the right was a member of the Naja Shriners from the Rapid City area. About a year ago B40Bs members Don “Amos” McCoy, Pat “Greeter” Colbert and Doug “Zeke” Costar were invited out to a Black Hills event and were sponsored by Naja. The guy in the photo was so impressed that he now wants to start a similar group at Naja. Our upcoming schedule includes a return trip to the Bethany Care Center in Brandon on September 22. We

have been there a couple of time before in the evenings but this time we will be “entertaining” Friday afternoon. Then, the Hillbillies / Outhouse Clan will be participating in the Hobo Days Parade in Brookings. Of course we will all be cheering “Go Jacks, Go Jacks!!! And when I inadvertently sneak out a “Go Yotes”, Amos gets that little twinkle in his eye – No, no it’s Go Jacks. Enjoy the fall season – apple orchards, corn mazes and the beautiful fall weather with the changing leaf colors. Please consider membership into the Outhouse Unit or any other unit for that matter. Contact: Outhouse Rabban of the Clan / President – Denny “Gizzmoe / Pax” Kaarup – 929-8608.  The philanthropy is successful when the fraternity is successful.  


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EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Photo by Naomi Vostad


CHANTERS by Rocky Hayes

Photo by Katie Johnson

he Chanters’ ROCK the Shrine Committee is focused on our third annual ROCK the Shrine event on February 24, 2018. As we prepare for this increasingly popular event, some Chanters once again worked the Pop ROCKS and Hairball concerts at The Sioux Empire Fair on August 6. We love serving concertgoers and seeing the Pop ROCKS band in action! Stay tuned to more details on ROCK the Shrine! On August 12, the Chanters were honored to sing at Marlys Kroon’s Memorial Service. Past Potentate, former Chanter, and Marlys’ husband Del asked for us to honor her with some favorite hymns and it always means the world to us join in the celebration of life. The MSA Summer Session at Zuhrah Shrine took place August 17–19 in Bloomington, MN, and as reported in a previous Cactus article, the Chanters sang two concerts at the Twin Cities Shrine Hospital. Despite there not being a Chanters’ MSA Competition, the El Riad Chanters were joined by several fellow Chanters from Kem and Yelduz Shrines. Under the direction of Del Hubers and our accompanist Vicki Streifel, these Chanters devoted

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time to travel to the Twin Cities to support Illustrious Sir, Jim Burma Jr., the Divan and our fellow Shrine brothers. Many of us also rode in our Chanters trailer during the MSA Parade and we need to thank Todd Smith for taking the time to drive one of our Roadrunners’ vans to haul our trailer all the way to Minneapolis. We did have some last minute wiring issues in the Double Tree parking lot prior to the parade, thankfully we have some handy Chanters who did some Nascar style pit crew patch work to get us some juice to the trailer lights. The following Chanters participated in our two MSA concerts and thanks again for devoting time to our group and Shrine: Bob Uecker, Brad Vostad, Brian Scott, Clay Wilhelm, Dan Jones, Dave Bangasser, Dick Schlechter, Doug Magnus, Gary Smith, Mark Dunn, Rocky Hayes and Todd Smith. Thank you to Potentate Jim Burma Jr., Assistant Rabban John Whitelock, and Oriental Guide Les Kruse, as well as all of our friends and family for taking the time to sit in for our concerts! We’re excited to share photos and details about our Miss Vicki’s Grand Finale concert as well as a few other performances in the next issue. Any Shriners who have previously been a Chanter or members looking to sing a wide range of songs with fellow brothers are encouraged to attend one of our weekly rehearsals which take place each Tuesday evening at the Shrine beginning at 7 p.m.

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by David W. Neiman P.P., Recorder

August 23, 2017 • El Riad Temple • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

he meeting was opened by Potentate Jim Burma Jr. at 7:00 p.m. Assistant Rabban John Whitelock gave the Invocation. Potentate Burma then led the Nobles in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the June Stated Meeting held on June 14, 2017 were, upon proper motion and second, approved as printed and distributed. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Bruce Wallin P.P. gave Treasurer’s Reports for June and July. Upon a proper motion and second to accept, this report was approved. Building and Entertainment Committee Report: Chief Rabban Richard gave a progress report on projects completed, current projects and projects under consideration with the most important including: The broken curb on the east side of the south parking lot has been repaired by the contractor. Maury and Les Kruse met with the city to see if we could get a favorable price to rent a few parking spots on the east side of the building. The city said the price is the price so we will not be renting any spaces in the foreseeable future. Joel painted the new east door. We are waiting for updated building drawings before we ask to see if we can remove the north door. The old floor scrubber ceased to work so a new floor scrubber will be purchased. Upon proper motion and second this report was approved. There was no correspondence.

Committee Reports

Chief of Staff: Chief of Staff Chris Karr reminded us that the Potentates party is this Saturday evening. The cost is $20 per person. We had 150 registered individuals for the MSA in Bloomington. The Twins game was an enjoyable afternoon even though they lost. He thanked the Potentates aids for the great job they did with the hospitality room. Membership: The Potentate encouraged all of us to continue working on membership including recruiting new members and retaining our existing members. Circus: No report. 42

Hospital Report: Hospital Representative Pat Colbert P.P. told us that we are meeting with the Mayo people this Friday afternoon. He noted that a Shrine patient was recently on American Idol. She was also on one of the major TV networks morning show and that she raved about the care she received at the Shriners Hospital. Cactus/Internet: Communications chairman Rocky Hayes reminded us that the deadline for the September Cactus is September 5. He told us that gmail accounts are separated into 3 areas so we should check our gmail carefully to look for Shrine mail. He also said if we receive email at work the firewall may not let Shrine mail in. He reminded the Units to use email for Wednesday night menus. There are several spaces left on the cash calendar for Units to have a Unit picture. Check with Rocky for the cost. Our Facebook page received honorable mention for an Imperial Dromedary award. Masonic Relations: Richard Hagler reported that there will be a Masonic leadership conference at Cedar Shores August 25 & 26. Back to the Lodge nights are set for Monday, September 11 with Trinity Lodge, Thursday, September 28 with Unity Lodge and Thursday October 5th with Minnehaha Lodge. The Shrine is providing a steak dinner so please contact each Lodge if you plan on attending so enough meals can be prepared. Inquirer nights will be held before each Shrine Stated meeting. The Scottish Rite BBQ is set for October 6. The Squires will have a pancake breakfast on October 7. Shrine Football Game: Chairman Ken Ward told us the 46th annual Shrine game will be held on September 16 and Augustana will host Bemidji with a game time of 1:00 p.m. The bean bag tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m.; the cost is $10/team. The football tickets were mailed out on Tuesday. Each Shriner is strongly encouraged to buy tickets because it is one of two Shrine events that 100% of the proceeds go to support our Shrine Hospitals. El Riad receives 50% of the proceeds for our Transportation fund and the Twin Cities Hospital receives the remaining 50%. Also, please plan on attending the game. The Augustana head coach wants to see a lot of Nobles wearing a Fez in the stands. We will also be introduced at halftime. Shrine Cup: Chairman Ryan Simmons said the Shrine • • OCTOBER 2017

Cup will be held at Willow Run golf club on September 7. Things are looking great thus far with good financial support and with golfers playing. The net could exceed last year’s total of $25,000 and that 100% of the net proceeds will be sent to the Twin Cities Hospital. We do need volunteers to help the day of the tournament to be hole in one spotters and help with other tournament activities.

Other Business from the Floor

The Sportsman’s Classic will be held on October 3. Tickets go on sale on line on Monday August 28. It will be a sell out so buy your tickets then. The Mitchell Sportsman’s Classic will be held on September 28. The Brookings Shrine Club Shrine Basketball game at SDSU will be on December 8th. The Chanters sang two concerts at the Twin Cities Hospital on August 18th during MSA and did a wonderful job. The Classie Autos presented a $1,000 check to the Transportation Fund they received for working at the Canton car show. Potentate Burma announced that the El Riad Units who competed at MSA did very well with many first-place finishes. He does not have all of the results yet so is unable to say who all of the winners are. There being no further business to come before the body, Potentate Burma thanked the Provosts for tiling the doors. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 p.m. The motion was approved. Respectfully submitted, David W. Neiman P.P. Recorder

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he El Riad Shrine Blast & Cast unit is looking forward to our annual fall fishing trip to the Glacial Lakes area. On September 29, 15 of us head up to Waubay for fishing and frivolity. Our meals are centered around an amazing LP wok. Cooking for 15 or 20 has become an art for a few of our guys. The stories shared, the kidding around, not to mention the usual fireworks (legal of course) are the best of times. Pictures will surely follow, as well as a fish fry at an upcoming unit meeting. By the way, the Blast & Cast unit meets in front of the Oasis bar monthly on the third Tuesday of each month. There’s an abundance of outdoor activities to choose from right now. Not only fishing, there are small game and upland game open seasons, and the archery deer season has started. A local archery shop sports a nice 3D shoot, and local gun clubs can help with your shooting skills. Get out there and enjoy this beautiful place we love to live in, SOUTH DAKOTA.

n behalf of the Illustrious Sir Kent Morstad and the Morstad family, I would like to express my appreciation to the El Riad Shrine for the genuine love and concern from all who helped at the time needed most. Kent was a Shriner for 60 years and his involvement meant so many things — the opportunity to be part of the greatest philanthropic organization in the world; the opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of good men; the opportunity to be involved in units that provided fun and entertainment; the opportunity for lasting friendships that permitted him to use the innate talents with which he had been blessed; the opportunity to participate in activities with his wife and family, and the opportunity to grow in terms of civic character. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for the calls, the cards, the notes, the food and the flowers, and for the extraordinary gifts of your presence and your friendship. Our thanks, especially, for providing such a lovely Masonic service to honor his memory. Thank you for serving. Shriners don’t serve to be recognized, but we want to affirm that what you do is important and makes an eternal difference. Each Shriner, each unit, each auxiliary member and their families all need to know that they make a difference. To the El Riad Shriners who stay, serve, give, and support us, we thank you. With love for community and a smile, it is an honor to be on this team.




by Misty Jensen, Bethel Guardian

reetings! We are so excited to start our term this fall. We have a lot of fun activities planned!  Any girls interested in Job’s Daughters are invited to join us the evening of October 6 while we work at the Scottish Rite BBQ and afterwards join us for a sleepover!! We meet the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Center. We welcome all girls interested in Job’s Daughters to join us at those times as well and learn more about our great organization, Job’s Daughters!  Job’s Daughters is a premier organization for young women that teaches the values of leadership, public speaking, charity, respect for parents and elders, and teamwork. Members participate in a variety of activities such as: bimonthly meetings, fundraisers, service projects, leadership activities, parties, and so much more.  Members are girls and young women between the ages of 10 and 20 who are related to or are sponsored by a Master Mason and believe in a higher power.  To learn more about joining Job’s Daughters email or check out 44


Sincerely, Judy Morstad Jill Morstad and Andy Miller Nina Morstad Ulrich and Rob Ulrich Paul and Lisa Morstad Bret Morstad Kari Morstad • • OCTOBER 2017


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HORSE CORPS – Parade Unit


President – John Bayer (Janean) 1511 Riverdale Rd., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 360-1204 Email: (Unit meets for Ceremonials) President – George Martin 411 Scotts Lane, Chamberlain 57325 C: 730-0099 B: 234-6009 E: (Meets as called) President – Rolland Stolsmark (Rene) 1003 Par Tee Dr., Hartford, 57033 C: 359-6888 E: (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.) (Meets 2nd Thursday, 7a.m. @ Perkins)

CHANTERS – Parade Unit

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


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

CLOWNS – Parade Unit

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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President – Andy Harries (Mari) 1224 - 3rd Ave., Windom, MN 56101 E: (Meets 2nd Tuesday of January or as called) President – Bob Sorensen (Sherry) 3109 S. Holly Ave., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 413-5964 E: (Meets Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.) President – Dennis Kaarup, PP (Theresa) 716 W. 25th St., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 929-8608 E: (Meets 1st Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.) Trail Boss (Pres.) – Greg Bailey (Heidi) 26136 K – 408th Ave., Mitchell 57301 C: 999-4306 E: (Meets last Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.)


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


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


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

MOTOR CORPS – Parade Unit

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

SPRINT CARS – Parade Unit

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


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


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


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

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

PROVOSTS – Parade Unit

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

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Our El Riad Shrine Clowns, and other units, loved saying “hi” to a very exuberant little boy named Dash during the Zuhrah MSA Parade in the cities.

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