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by the Illustrious Sir Jim Burma, Jr.

ell, the year is going really fast for all of us I’m sure. October was a busy month for El Riad as always. We hosted the Shrine Circus and Fund Raising Association (SCAFRA) Convention here in Sioux Falls October 19 – 21 with attendees from all over the country. Imperial Chief Rabban Jim Cain was also in attendance. SCAFRA President Marv Lovro and his entire team put on a great meeting and all were very impressed with our building and the fundraisers we put together. It’s great to get a chance to show off all of our great work! We lost a great friend and Past Potentate Pat “Greeter” Colbert in October. The Funeral and Masonic Service was held at the El Riad Temple on October 5. The turnout was great and it was a nice send off with help of the Oriental Band and Back Forty Boys! Thanks to all that helped and attended, Pat will be missed by all. November will keep us busy again. Some are off to help at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open November 1–5 in Las Vegas. Next up will be our all new Fall Ceremonial on Veterans Day, November 11. Please review the schedule


MONTHLY STATED MEETINGS Wednesday, November 8 7:00 p.m. – El Riad Shrine

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

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

for the changes we are going to try this year. Hopefully, when all get together for our 2 p.m. opening, we will have a packed house. It would be nice to have lots of Nobles and Ladies in attendance to make this more of a special reunion and celebration. After the conclusion, the Culinary Unit will have lots of great stuff for us to eat and snack on. Special thanks to the Ritualistic Unit and Directors Staff for helping us try this and adjust their days a bit to help. On November 22, I would like to personally invite you to my 50th Birthday Party! The fun will start about 5 p.m. with an opening band 6 – 7 p.m. and Sugar Daddy playing from 7 – 10 p.m. Thanks to the Clowns for helping with this fun event. This will be great way to wrap up my year as your Potentate having a party with all my friends and family at the best live music building in town! Please enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday with your friends and family! Thanks to all for everything you all do for El Riad!

Jim Burma, Jr. 2017 El Riad Potentate

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



Big Band............................................................ 5 Outhouse/Back 40 Boys................................... 5 Clowns............................................................... 6 Steel Drum......................................................... 7 Motor Corps.....................................................14 Blast & Cast...................................................... 15 Chanters...........................................................16 Classie Autos................................................... 35 Fife & Drum.....................................................44


Shrine Basketball/Wrestling Game................18 Rock The Shrine...............................................19 The Abbey Road Band.................................... 20 Fife & Drum Valentine’s Bash.......................... 21 We Want You...To Dance..................................27 Jim Burma’s Birthday Party............................ 28 New Years Bash.............................................. 29 Classie Autos Hot Rod Grill.............................38 Fall Ceremonial Schedule............................... 39


Miss Vicki’s Grand Finale Concert........... 22 – 23 Sioux Falls Sportsman Banquet..............24 – 25 Mitchell Sportsman Banquet......................... 26 Shrine Football Game.............................. 30 – 31

Doug Kristensen, Marshall

Jim Burma, Jr., Potentate

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

Executive Committee Chairman

Don McCoy, Captain of the Guard

Brookings Shrine Club, Outhouse #1

Mark Richard, Outer Guard

Maury Richard, Chief Rabban

Rosebud Shrine Club, Mystic Brewers

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

Chris Karr, Chief of Staff

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

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

John Whitelock, Asst. Rabban

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

Southwest Minnesota Shrine Club

Leo Baumgart, 2nd Ceremonial Master

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

Board of Trustees

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

Al Zahn, High Priest & Prophet

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

Dave Neiman, PP, Recorder

El Riad By-Laws, Executive Divan State Donor Relations


Notes from the Pote.......................................... 3 Calendar of Events.......................................8 – 9 Memorials & Contributions............................. 12 Black Camel...................................................... 12 Shriner of the Year Awards.............................. 13 Cash Calendar Winners.................................. 17 Hot Dog Benefit Earns Over $2,000................ 17 Birthdays......................................................... 32 Football Ticket Sponsors................................ 33 2017 Shrine Football Game............................. 33 Bethel #1...........................................................34 $100 Million Dollar Club.................................. 36 Donations and Memorials Contributions..... 36 Get Ahead of the Scoliosis Curve............40 – 41 Stated Meeting........................................ 42 – 43 Contact List.....................................................45

On the Cover... El Riad Shrine was honored to give Luke Buriak the game ball and to honor him at the game. Pictured with Luke are his parents, Paul and Shellie Buriak, and the shrine football committee. Photo by Rocky Hayes


Bruce Wallin, PP, Treasurer Executive Divan

Les Kruse, Oriental Guide

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

Jim Slater, 1st Ceremonial Master

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

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

David Neiman, PP, Chairman Tom Benz 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. • • NOVEMBER 2017

SAVE THE DATE – 12.26.17



Last Call will return to Grand Falls Casino

by John Bayer, Big Band President

reetings from the Big Band!! We have had a busy summer and have a lot going in into the fall and winter as well. To start our fall, on September 23, our Rock Band, Last Call, had the honor of playing at the wedding dance for Oriental Band member Big Mike and Kristi Petterson, it was a fun night, and it was our pleasure being a part of their big day. On October 14, Last Call also had the opportunity to play for another OB member, Lonnie Perryman at his bar in Beresford, Klassix. Thanks for the opportunity Lonnie, we always have fun playing there.   November is also a busy month for us. On November 10, Last Call plays at the VFW in Sioux Falls from 8–12

p.m., the very next day, November 11, the Big Band will be playing at the shrine Fall Ceremonial as usual, then at 6:30 p.m., the Big Band will be playing a special Veterans Day program at the VFW in Sioux Falls and will follow up with Last Call playing 8–12 p.m. Please stop in and see us, we have a busy weekend planned, I hope the boys are up for the challenge! The Big Band will be ending the year in December playing at various Nursing Homes in the area, as well as a Saturday afternoon at Scheels. On December 26, Last Call will return to Grand Falls Casino on the free stage. We would like as many Shriners there as possible, stop out and see us! 



his is the story we wish we didn’t have to tell. During this past week we lost a cherished Masonic/Shrine brother. With deepest regrets we lost our friend and fellow bandmate Pat “Greeter” Colbert. Greeter loved life and those around him. I was proud to be a part of his “team” when Pat and Denise led El Riad as Potentate and First Lady in 2011. A special memory from that year—when Pat stopped into the office prior to the 2011 Fall Ceremonial I asked him who he had chosen to be honored as Shriner of the Day so we could include the name in ceremonial preparations (Cactus, programs, etc.) He wrote out the name and handed it to me. To my surprise he had written my name. Many tears, smiles and hugs. And over the ensuring years I had gotten to know him as a very special person, friend and member of the B40Bs. His talents certainly didn’t go unnoticed—banjo, guitar, harmonica, singing and most especially leadership. During our Masonic rituals we are asked “to meet on the level”. Greeter practiced that in life as he made us all feel equal. As a member of the clown unit, I was once asked if clowns cry—yes, they do. To Denise, Jocelyn, Paul and family our love and support. And regarding the thunder/rain we heard this week, I believe it was the roar of laughter from the angels in Heaven after Greeter had shared another story with them. We love you Greeter... EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

by Buttons, Keeper of the Quill

We love you greeter...”




he El Riad Clowns have had a very busy summer. We have been in 15 parades and have done several other balloon tying events and benefits in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska. We have a few more parades and benefits as we begin to wrap up our summer schedule.

Some of the other things we have done this summer is gotten our trailer wrapped so it advertises who we are and matches the van. We had a great showing at MSA and brought back 8 trophies for El Riad. Auguste category: Buckets came first and Wingnut took third


In the Character category: Flapjack came in second Rookie of the Year: Buckets Parade Ability: Buckets won first In the One Man Skit: Hank won third The Two Man Skit: Buckets and Wingnut came in first And in the Group Skit: Sticky, Buckets, and Critter took first We are also working on an El Riad Shrine Coloring Book which will include several clowns from years ago and several current El Riad Clowns and will include a little history about the unit. Our monthly meeting is usually the first Thursday of the month at the Shrine with social at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in checking us out and seeing how makeup can benefit your face come on down. • • NOVEMBER 2017


by Scribe Pro Tem

ust when you thought it couldn’t get any better we have an offer for you! Due to the popularity of “Ossifer” Burtis’s MSA 2017 Twin Cities Tour of his childhood to young adult haunts and hangouts you may now buy the same on Blu Ray or DVD. Please contact him directly for price and delivery details. On September 14, the Steel Drum hosted our fall golf outing at The River Ridge Golf Course in Garretson, SD. It was a beautiful day with about 24 golf enthusiasts participating and a couple of gents showing up for dinner. The match was won by Illustrious Sir Charlie Brown, PP and his ringer partner Bill Thompson. This resulted in them winning temporary possession of the trophy and buying a round of drinks for the other participants. This was a wonderful bounce back for Illustrious Sir Brown, PP, after his crushing defeat in the putting contest to Illustrious Sir Ed Anstine, PP, at Illustrious Sir Jim “Big Deal” Burma’s Caddyshack Party. When asked for comment Illustrious Sir Brown declined, which was a first. Also of note there were no injuries to either Brown or Thompson as a result of the round. Unlike one of our last winners whose arm ended up in a sling. We would again like to thank Ron Luke of the Garretson Food Center for a wonderful meal. We would also like to thank Mr. Gordie Eitreim for his generous donation to the Shrine. Gordie has made it a practice to support the good work of the Shrine for quite some time through these donations.

On another golf note we want to give a shout out to Steve “Candy” Cain and Rob “Chip” Angerhofer for winning their flight at the El Riad Shrine Cup. Nice job gentlemen.  We had the pleasure of playing for the Augustana Boosters prior to the annual Shrine Football Game. The weather held and we were able to play without incident. We were joined in our performance by Illustrious Sir Past Potentate Rob Joyce on bass drum and Elmer Karl on congas. At half time of the game our very own Rich “Cranium”/ “Whitenoise” Ericsson was honored as Shriner of the Day. Congratulations Rich. The day ended with a sweet overtime victory by the home team. Coming up next for the Pan Heads is Dakota Days in Vermillion SD. The SCAFRA meeting led by our own President “ Marvelous” Lovro on October 19–21. Also coming up is the Fall Ceremonial on November 11 and last but not least a big deal as Illustrious Sir Jim “Big Deal” Burma looks at 50. We will keep you posted on how all this works out.  We will close on a note of sadness as we remember and mourn the passing of our dear friend, Illustrious Sir Pat “Greeter” Colbert, PP. Those of us who were able to attend the 2017 MSA will have the fond memories of “Greeter” and the rest of the Back 40 Boys playing their songs for us at the Friday night oasis. Some of us even got to sing along. Goodbye dear friend, you will surely be missed.



Goodbye dear friend, you will surely be missed.”

Illustrious Sir Pat “Greeter” Colbert, PP

EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota








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.


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

Mystic Brewers 7 p.m.


Clowns 6:30 p.m. Oriental Band 7 p.m. Minnehaha Back to Lodge Night




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

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


11 Fall Ceremonial

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

4 Sprint Cars Abbey Road Band

Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m. Brookings 7 a.m. @ Perkins Stated Meeting SFFD Banquet (private) Oriental Band 7 p.m. Steel Drum Band 6:30 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.

g! Happy Thanksgivin 8 • • NOVEMBER 2017








Rickshaw Christmas Party

3 Patient Christmas Party

4 Worthington after Lodge

Chanters 7 p.m. Rickshaws 6 p.m.



Motor Corps & Sprint Cars Christmas Parties

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


18 Mystic Brewers 7 p.m.



Christmas Day – Closed

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

12 Chanters 7 p.m. Classie Autos 7 p.m. Lewis & Clark 6:30 p.m. Sprint Cars 6:30 p.m. Twin Lakes Shrine Club 7 p.m.

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


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


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

Stated Meeting Happy Hour 4 – 10 p.m.

9 A&B Christmas Party (private)









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

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

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



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

Oriental Band Christmas Party

Dance Club



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

Horse Corps 10:00 @ Shrine Bldg.

31 New Year’s Eve Party

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2018 Ca$h Calendars are available! 365 Chances of WINNING! $16,250 in Cash Prizes! (ONLY 3,000 CALENDARS PRINTED)

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.

• It is the responsibility of the purchaser to notify El Riad Shriners of any change of address in the year 2018. • Proceeds are for the benefit of El Riad Shrine activities. • Payments are not deductible as charitable donations. • No restrictions on members buying calendars. • Calendars can also be picked up at the shrine office.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TRANSPORTATION FUND In Memory of Marlys Kroon by Lyle & Verla Sturdevant Gloria Hoffman

In Memory of Kent Morstad, PP, by Marybeth & Emil Jares, Jr. In Memory of Pat Colbert, PP, by Dave & Jan Lewis Lavonne Goos Bill Anderson Ron & Diane Mathison Jim & Pamela Pfeifer Robert & LaRae Zwart Al & Du Zahn Laurence & Anita Bierman Rhonda & Scott Denney David & Karen Bangasser Jim Collingwood Lewis & Clark Resort El Riad Sprint Car Unit In Memory of Don Martinell by Lloyd & Susan Siemonsma In Memory of Deloris Hansen by Bill Anderson Donations by Magnet Bar Association, LLC Doug Costar (fez fine) Peter Schiller Anonymous Steel Drum Unit Jeff Lofquist (Cash Calendar winner) Order of the Eastern Star – Armour License Decals by Chad Larson Mike Fitzgerald Curtis Yost



In Memory of Rosey McDowell by Bruce & Pamela McDowell Leroy & Armena Green Dale “Hoot” Gibson Lourn & Sylvia Lysne In Memory of Dr. Pat Colbert, PP by Stew & Chris Turnwall Ike & Jan McDonnel Gary & Alberta Smith Donations by Robert D. Hass Jim Goedtke Jerry Thompson Jason Behrens Louis George George Hamilton Andrew Christopherson Curtis L. Hage Order of the Eastern Star – Armour


In Memory of Dr. Pat Colbert, PP, by Dave Neiman Don & Helen Jensen


In Memory of Pat Colbert, PP, by John & Ralynn Whitelock Tom & Jane Anderson

BLACK CAMEL ILL. SIR DR. PATRICK COLBERT, PP Sioux Falls Nov. 26, 1951 – Oct. 2, 2017 Created November 6, 1982 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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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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t’s getting to be that time of year where the days are getting a little cooler and the leaves are starting to turn colors. The Motor Corps season is winding down. Commander Kickstand has put up the “Gone Fishing” sign leaving me to catch you up with everything Motor Corps. So, let’s see where to start. The month of August we made a trip to Bloomington to MSA. We caught a few sprinkles on the way up but we were able to compete the next day before the rain came back. I am proud to announce the Motor Corps brought home all the hardware this year. We won Overall by 2 points, took first in Competition, Obstacle and Slow Course. Commander Kickstand took first in both obstacle and slow course with Aaron Nieman taking second in obstacle. Congrats Aaron and Jerry and the whole competition team of Jerry Hauff, Aaron Neiman, Ken Ward, Jim Slater, Rob Myer, Alex Mehlhaff, Jeff Landborg and Steve Haase. Well done guys!!! I would like to thank all the Motor Corps Members that came up and helped us get ready in record time. A special shout out to the ladies, thank you, thank you!!! We couldn’t have done it without you. The month of September kept us busy as well. On the September 10, we rode over to Minneota, MN, for our last parade of the year. It was a great day for a ride and parade. I think they just redid their streets with fresh black top just for us. We had a little bit of wind on the way home but Jim Slater took us on a nice tour of the lake on the way to lunch. Thank you to all the members that came out and paraded this year with us on your bikes, including riding the trike and driving the ambulance. We had a great year parading!!

by Steve Haase, Pro Tem Commander/Adjutant

On September, 16, we were asked to bring our inflatables out to the Augustana Shrine Football Game. We were happy to do it and support our Honorary Coach, Alex Mehlhaff. We would like to thank Tom, Rob, Jim, John, Bruce, Steve, Alex and Jerry for coming out to the game. Then, on September 23, we held our Annual High Stakes Poker Run. We had Fresh Horses in Harrisburg as our starting and ending stop. We made the rounds to Waddies in Hudson, Hillbillys in Alcestor, The Wheel in Canton, and the Davis Bar. Even though the weatherman tried his best to rain us out, we still managed to sneak it in before the rain hit. We changed our payouts this year a bit. Instead of paying back the top three, we paid the top 10 places. Congrats to all the winners. Reminder to all the members that signed and rode this year, we will be drawing hands at the next meeting to see who the big winners will be. We would like to give a special shout out to Tom Anderson PP for donating the T-shirts and also to Bruce and Sharon Heitman for sitting at a stop and selling 50/50. Thank you Tom, Bruce and Sharon for putting us over the top. Well like I said starting this article, the leaves are turning and hopefully we can get a couple more rides in before it gets too cold and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Let’s keep the wind at our backs, the sun on our faces and two wheels on the ground otherwise you may just get the pickle. So for Commander Kickstand Jerry Hauff (I hope you caught a lot of fish) Vice Commander Ken Ward, Road Captain Jeff Landborg and Members at Large Alex Mehlhaff, Bruce Heitman and Aaron Neiman, we would like to thank everybody for a great summer!!!


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

14 • • NOVEMBER 2017

Craig Sletten



he Blast & Cast have their shotguns cleaned and rifles sighted in. We await the upcoming hunting seasons. However, our fishing poles are always ready to be casted. We had our annual fall fishing trip to Waubay at the end of September, but we ran into high winds and rain. This didn’t stop the fish from biting though. A couple of our newest members, Craig Sletten and David Driver were very successful, as well as the fishin’ magician Travis Oehler. The cooks did an outstanding job, thanks Dean Theisen, Rolland and Kevin. We worked the wedding of the year for the OB’s Big Mike. That was a great time, however the OB did not live up to their reputation, if you know what I mean. We were cleaned up and closed by 12:30 a.m. Our upcoming events include the fall pheasant hunt, and of course the second annual CABIN FEVER, in February. If you liked the Sportsman Classic, the Cabin Fever is something you will want to attend. It may be modeled after the Classic but with more of an intimate

EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Travis Oehler

Dave Driver

by Ron Brandt

flavor. You can bring the wife to this event and she will win prizes picked out just for her. Remember, we meet monthly on the third Tuesday, in front of the Oasis bar. We will have more meetings at the Garretson Gun Club, so call one of us, and come join us at the range.




n Sunday, September 10, our long awaited Miss Vicki’s Grand Finale Concert was a wellattended success. The repertoire was fun, toetapping, and very meaningful which emulated the talented Miss Vicki Streifel, for whom we honored. After the concert at Messiah New Hope Lutheran Church, we moved the party over to The Willows Restaurant patio at Willow Run Golf Course. It was meaningful with admittedly a few tears shed at her farewell concert which recognized her 16 years as our accompanist. We appreciate everyone who came out to hear us, honor Vicki, and to offer goodwill to benefit the Twin Cities Shrine Hospital. Chanters in the above picture are: Jim Gould, Kelly Brown, Gary Smith, Doug Schneider, Dick Schlechter, Todd Smith, Allen Brown, Bob Uecker, Doug Magnus, Dan Jones, Rocky Hayes, Charlie Brown, PP, Dave Bangasser, John Wightman, Bill Anderson, Mark Dunn, David Vrooman, Jack Weibel, PP, Brad Vostad, Nate Headley, Terry Engelland, and Director Del Hubers with Accompanist Vicki Streifel. Then, on October 6, the Sioux Falls Scottish Rite asked the Chanters to sing at their barbecue. At the direction of Del Hubers and our new accompanist, Mary Michaels, we provided 16

by Rocky Hayes

several songs as background music to the barbecue diners. Coming up on Veterans Day, November 11, as always the Chanters will be a part of the ritual as new nobles are created. Please also save the date for our annual Voices of the Season Concert located at First Congregational Church in Sioux Falls on November 19 at 4:00 p.m. In closing, we would like to join other brothers in mentioning the unfortunate passing of Illustrious Sir Pat “Greeter” Colbert, PP. Knowing him was certainly an honor and blessing. Those in attendance at his standing room only funeral got to see how many loved ones cherished his legacy and we all joined in the life celebration. • • NOVEMBER 2017



OCTOBER 2017 WINNERS Date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Winner Gary Hegdahl* Charles Pickett Rose Archer Matthew Ostermiller Leo Cwach, Jr. Linda Walthart Jeff Hartung Nick Gates* Tim Asche Lindsey Stern Verne Eckman Renee Lakness Garretson Food Center Todd Keith Mara Sprang** D & R Auto Sales Todd Collins Lauren Brandt

Sold By Twin Lakes Shrine Club Motor Corps Fife & Drum Corps Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Horse Corps Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Fife & Drum Corps Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Ritualistic Unit Chanters Horse Corps Chanters Horse Corps Horse Corps Steel Drums Blast & Cast Blast & Cast

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Tony Turgeon Christopher Behrens Jane Anderson Barb Boldt* Roman Steele Rob Angerhofer Abby Kaiser Brian Hother Kay Heimark Elaine DeVries Joanie Butala* Brandon Stevenson Jeremiah Merriman

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he Magnet Bar in Magnet, Nebraska held their third annual hot dog benefit for the El Riad Transportation Fund. The proceeds this year was a check for $2,066 and a late $40 cash donation.  Pictured are Doug Kristensen, Lewis & Clark Shrine Club Member and Marshal of the Divan, Magnet Bar Owner, Tony Kumm, and Bruce Jorgensen, Lewis and Clark Shrine Club Member.  During the El Riad Shrine Circus, Tony is also a generously donates $1,500.  A special thanks to Don McCoy, Doug Costar, and Scott Denny for making the trip down from Sioux Falls. EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota


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Wrestling 8 p.m. | Frost Arena

Proceeds are for the benefit of Brookings Shrine Club Activities. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.

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5 p.m. | Doors Open 6 p.m. | Cartwright Brothers 7 – 10 p.m. | Sugar Daddy Free will donation goes toward the transportation fund

Culinary Unit providing hors d’oeuvres Free pizza and Miller Lite (while supplies last)

All friends, Shriners and their ladies are invited!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY November 2017

Dennis W Aanenson – 11/3 Robert E Adams Jr – 11/30 Royce G Adams – 11/7 Matt W Amundson – 11/18 Drew E Anderson – 11/11 Darold D Ball – 11/14 John Bedell – 11/28 Laurence W Bierman – 11/11 Larry W Boots – 11/16 Bradley A Bunker – 11/3 Jim Burma Jr. – 11/26 Richard L Burns – 11/15 Andrew M Christopherson – 11/18 Rodney Clarambeau – 11/10 Patrick C Colbert – 11/26 Rolfe H Cole Jr – 11/27 Homer M Daniel – 11/19 Paul F De Young – 11/29 David Doeringsfeld – 11/2 Oliver Leslie Earhart – 11/6 Kip Eggebraaten – 11/3 Loren R Eggebraaten – 11/1 Thomas Elliott – 11/28 Terrell W Engelland – 11/25 Jason C Erickson – 11/5 Robert B Everson – 11/11 Steve Everson – 11/2 Gerard Faini – 11/28 Wayne Feuerhelm – 11/27 Jim A Fitzgerald – 11/29 Loran Frost – 11/21 Nicholas A Gates – 11/11 Glenn (Hoot) D Gibson – 11/11 Ryan T Ginn – 11/2 Mason D Goldsmith – 11/15



Curtis L Hage – 11/17 Keith Halgerson – 11/3 Ronald R Hammer – 11/23 Delno P Hansen – 11/22 Christopher Hathcock – 11/18 Peter Hauff – 11/5 Paul O Hauffe – 11/24 Robert E Hayes – 11/12 Noah Hodak – 11/3 Clinton J Hof – 11/13 Mark Hoffman – 11/17 Brian E Holcomb – 11/20 Dane P Hortness – 11/24 James H Hudson – 11/3 Conrad Jennesse – 11/29 Jordan T Jensen – 11/23 Todd J Jensen – 11/28 Lawrence S Johnson – 11/13 Matthew M Johnson – 11/24 Olin L Johnson – 11/8 Raymond E Johnson – 11/6 Craig B Jones – 11/11 Bruce L Jorgensen – 11/2 Roger L Kehm – 11/8 Bill Klein – 11/12 Louis F Kramer – 11/9 John Krolikowski – 11/25 James Labesky – 11/2 Donus W Larson – 11/11 Todd Laube – 11/24 Duane W Loudon – 11/17 Gary R Lundberg – 11/10 Douglas Magnus – 11/17 Paul C Maxwell – 11/12 Sean Mayer – 11/14 James McKiernan – 11/15 Timothy L Meirose – 11/11

Charles Meyer – 11/22 Eugene R Mielenz – 11/16 Dave Miller – 11/28 Paul Radean Miskimins – 11/6 Daniel J Morrison – 11/11 John O Nelson – 11/25 Charles Niles – 11/28 Christopher E Noid – 11/21 Jeffery Grant Parker – 11/11 Marvin D Pedersen – 11/13 Roland G Peterson – 11/24 Warren H Peterson – 11/15 Mike Petterson – 11/15 Dallas Pfeifer – 11/19 Justin Pittmann – 11/7 Jason D Plath – 11/7 Timothy J Reaves – 11/12 Brent Rice – 11/28 Glendon E Rice Jr. – 11/7 John L Richardson – 11/5 Brian Rients – 11/6 Calvin D Riesgaard – 11/20 C Dennis Robinson – 11/16 Kyle Rose – 11/18 Todd Schmidt – 11/15 Jerry D Scholl – 11/30 Steven B Sievers – 11/4 Ernest C Skidmore – 11/4 Barclay B Smith – 11/9 Larry L Sopoci – 11/5 Tyler Stolsmark – 11/17 Nelson C Stone – 11/3 Michael J Strecker – 11/12 James Sturdevant – 11/9 Ralph B Teslow – 11/14 Robert M Tomshack – 11/19 Patrick Towers – 11/27

Thomas Tunge – 11/19 Kjell Turner – 11/12 Thomas D Verhey – 11/12 Curtis D Vipond – 11/2 Bruce A Wallin – 11/9 Michael C Walz – 11/28 John E Wells – 11/2 James A Westra – 11/16 John F Whitelock – 11/8 Warren G Wilbeck – 11/29 David L Wooters – 11/19 Jason D Young – 11/6 Avery Zahn – 11/11 • • NOVEMBER 2017



Our thanks to all who are helping support Shriners Hospitals and El Riad Transporation Fund. Sponsors are listed since September 8, please send in your donation if you haven’t already.

HONORARY COACHES: $250 DONATION Alex Mehlaff   Sponsored by Motor Corps Bill Schepeler   Sponsored by Director’s Staff Brad Vostad    Sponsored by Chanters Lyle Swenson GOLD SPONSORS: $90+ Joe Carmody Lyle Muetzel Aaron Zahn SILVER SPONSORS: $60+ Laverne Andersh Les Kruse

REGULAR SPONSORS: $40+ Richard Alick Richard Amos Charles Anderson William Anderson Edward Anstine Larry Bierman Russ Blanchard


Roger Braaten Everett Brandenburg Charles Brown Assorted Donations Bruce Eiesland William Erickson Dick Ericsson Larry Foster Dr. Wayne Freese

Jim Gould Howard Greer Glen Hampshire Donald Kachelhoffer John Krolikowski Richard Landsman Marv Lovro Mike McCann Douglas McFarland

Donald Munson William Neale Allen Peterson David Saunders Bill Thompson Brad Vostad Al Zahn

FOOTBALL GAME by Matt “Dough Boy” Johnson, Co-Chairman-Paper Football Division

he 46 Annual Shrine Football Game once again partnered with Augustana University and what a great day that turned out to be for Chairman, Ken Ward. My part of the Shrine Football Game is to have local businesses sell paper footballs to their customers. Below is a list of businesses that helped raise money for the transportation fund; (not listed in any particular order) BB’s Pub-NGrill, Vern Eide Honda, Core Orthopedics, Bagel Boy (Minnesota Avenue), Cherry Creek, Over Time Grill and Bar, The Attic Bar and Grill, Ass’ociates and Company, Fogies Liquor Gallery, JJ’s Wine, Spirits, and Cigars, Eastway Bowl, Brandon Steak House, Fresh Horses Saloon, 212 Boiling Point Bar, kRav’N Bar, The Barrel House, Botski’s Bar, TC’s Referee Sports Bar, Speakeasy Casino, The Garage Bar, and D&J Gas Station (East 10th Street). th

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Please, join me in patronizing these places. Example: play a couple of games bowling at Eastway Bowl. Grab some coffee for your co-workers at Bagel Boy on Minnesota Ave. Purchase a vehicle from Vern Eide Honda. Pump some gas from D&J Gas Station on East 10th Street. Purchase some of your favorite beverages from Fogies Liquor Gallery or JJ’s new location 57th and 229 interstate (north side of 57th.) Plus, don’t forget all the great wings, burgers and whatever else makes your mouth water besides for all the cold beverages from all the restaurants. A shout out to the committee members: Roger Thompson, Paul Maxwell, James Rollason, Shane Harris, Past Football Chairman Harland and Lori Danielsen. A special “thanks” to my Lady, Laura for putting the packets together and helping me drive around town. 33


ethel #1 has been a busy group this month! The ladies of the Nile were kind enough to allow us a booth at their craft fair. The girls sold Christmas ornaments and snowmen. They did a great job promoting themselves and the Job’s Daughters at the fair. The Nile ladies had a great showing of vendors and we appreciated the invitation to participate.   We also had the opportunity to help at the Scottish Rite BBQ. The girls assisted on Friday night and they kept busy the entire evening! Thank you, Scottish Rite, for the invitation to help at the BBQ. The girls had a great night and greatly enjoyed your food, especially the dessert table!  After the BBQ the girls headed out for a sleepover. We had crafts, movies, tons of food, some karaoke and a little bit of sleep! We also have initiation and a kids Halloween party planned for October. The girls are busy planning for November and December activities.  Parents and Grandparents – the girls are planning a Christmas party for kids (ages 2-11) on December 16, from 5–10 p.m. at the Masonic Center.  More details to come but mark your calendars now for a night out!  Regular meetings are the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 2 p.m. in the Masonic Center, all are welcome!

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Name: Gerard Faini Make/Model: 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible Engine/specs? I went out and looked under the hood, it is huge! Almost fills up the entire compartment! How long have I owned it? 4 years How did I come across it? For years, I have been looking for the right car. I wanted one that fit my personality. It had to be sporty and a convertible. Sassy, cool, fun, the right color, not too big, not too small, and one my wife enjoyed also. A friend of mine whom I have known for 25 plus years posted it on his Facebook page since he wanted to sell his car that is no longer used. I never even knew he had one, so I texted him, SOLD is all I said on the message. The best thing about the Classie? It is topless, if you have a car that you only drive in the summer why not. The car is a chick magnet, guys rule and girls drool. That is why my wife loves it also, she thinks all the guys giving us the thumbs up and yelling “wow, nice ride” is because she is in the car with me. (OK she may be right but don’t tell her.) The worst thing about the car? It is not a car that will do snow, or see the cold, ice, sleet, hail, (been caught in a light rain only once). It has to hibernate over the winter, and you thought only bears did that! First Classie Car? Yes this is my first classic car, I have another convertible but it is not a Classie, yet! What made you decide to join the Classie Autos? When I first joined El Riad Shrine, I visited every group to find a EL RIAD SHRINE • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

by Aaron Zahn, Secretary

good fit for me. I thought it was a car club for only vintage cars. After the first meeting I was visiting with a group of the members while having a soda pop! The group asked me what kind of car I had, I stepped back and said I do not have an old car just a BMW convertible. That’s all you need, a gentleman whom I have never known was in this group, Jim Jorgensen, asked me what is under the hood. I realized there was no bluffing about what I knew about cars, so I told them as it was, “You know, I don’t know how many horses are hidden in their but when I hit the gas it goes like heck, 120 MPH before I hit the interstate and I like to feel the speed”. Right at that moment, Jim threw up his hands and while walking away said “another young kid with no respect for the law!” Shoot, I said to the group, I guess that was not good to say. They all laughed, but don’t worry about Jim, he is an ex-highway patrol officer. Jim and I enjoyed many visits, and while traveling I always passed him going at least 90 just to give him a laugh. It is a good group of guys, everyone one of them. I did not need to have a fancy car, nor know anything about cars other than respect what they are and enjoy them. I must say to this day, no one will let me drive their car in a parade. I still think it goes back to thinking I would spin their tires and race them to the event.  My advise to anyone looking to buy a car, take your time and the right car for you will pop up when you least expect it. 35



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

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Drawing at Fall Ceremonial, November 11, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! December 3, 2017

Shrine Patient Christmas Party

Attention Nobles and Ladies of the Shrine... The Shrine Patient Party committee is looking for volunteers to assist at the Shrine Patient Christmas Party on Sunday, December 3. The party takes place at El Riad Shrine from 11:00ata.m. 5 p.m. Drawing Fall–Ceremonial, November 11, 2017

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We need fun and spirited nobles and ladies who enjoy working with our Shrine Patients by assisting with games, food, prizes, set up and clean up. To be a part of this meaningful event, please contact: Ron Knott by email or by phone 605.413.7053 • • NOVEMBER 2017

The 282nd Ceremonial of The 129Th Year of

El Riad Shrine Temple Fall Ceremonial Schedule SaTurdaY, november 11, 2017 DeDicateD to our uniteD StateS VeteranS

9:50 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Nobles’ Activities

Building Opens — Coffee Candidate Registration Begins Vote on Candidates Directors Staff – Mentoring Program First & Third Sections Second Section Lunch Nobles/Ladies/Guests Arrive Open Temple Fezzing & Old Red Fez Unit & Club Presentations Necrology Service Open Bar Appetizers Entertainment Close Temple (Times subject to change)


Get Ahead of the Scoliosis Curve Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder that causes an abnormal curvature of the spine or backbone, sometimes resembling an “S” or a “C,” rather than a straight line. There are different types of scoliosis, including:

As children near the end of their growth period, the specific indicators for bracing will depend upon how the curve affects their physical appearance, if the curve is getting worse and the size of the curve.

Idiopathic scoliosis–the most common type. The cause is unknown; generally the condition occurs in children after the age of 10. Girls have a greater likelihood to develop idiopathic scoliosis.

Surgical Options There are several surgical options, including fusion and fusionless techniques that use a variety of different implant options.

Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis–affects children between the ages of 3 and 10.


Infantile idiopathic scoliosis–occurs in children younger than age 3.

SYMPTOMS OF SCOLIOSIS Because scoliosis can be hereditary, experts recommend children who have a parent or sibling diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis receive regular checkups for early detection. Children and teens with scoliosis rarely exhibit symptoms and sometimes the condition is not obvious until the curvature of the spine becomes severe. You may notice that your child’s clothes are not fitting correctly or that hems are not hanging evenly. In some cases, your child’s spine may appear crooked or their ribs may protrude. Common indicators to watch for include: •

One shoulder may appear higher than the other.

One shoulder blade may stick out farther than the other.

One hip may appear higher than the other.

The child’s head is not properly centered over their body.

When the child bends from the waist, the ribs on one side are higher.

The waistline may appear flat on one side.

As there is often no known cause for scoliosis, early detection is the best way to prevent curve progression. To help with this, the orthopaedic specialists at Shriners Hospitals for Children developed the new app, SpineScreen. The SpineScreen app allows you to perform a preliminary spine check on your child, in the comfort and privacy of your own home. It detects abnormal curves when the phone is moved along a child’s back, giving parents a quick way to routinely monitor their child’s spine. As this is strictly an initial check, it should be followed up by a doctor’s examination to determine if your child has scoliosis. If your child does have scoliosis, Shriners Hospitals for Children may be able to help. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a trusted leader in scoliosis care, with comprehensive scoliosis treatment options available at 20 of its locations in North America. To learn more about scoliosis, treatment options available and to download the SpineScreen app, please visit

SCOLIOSIS TREATMENTS OFFERED Shriners Hospitals for Children® offers a wide range of treatment options for scoliosis, tailored to the needs of each individual patient, including: Observation If the idiopathic curve is less than 25 degrees, physicians observe patients every four to six months while they are growing. Often, no treatment is needed. Bracing Most physicians recommend a patient be fitted for a brace to prevent a curve from worsening when the patient meets the following criteria: •

The child is still growing and has an idiopathic curve greater than 25 degrees.

The child is expected to have significant growth and has an idiopathic curve between 20 and 40 degrees.

The child is a female and has not had her first menstrual cycle.

The child is still growing and shows an idiopathic curve between 20 and 29 degrees and is not improving.

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UNDERSTANDING SCOLIOSIS Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can restrict movement and lead to other serious medical conditions.

Scoliosis affects

6-9 MILLION people in the U.S. and millions more worldwide

POSSIBLE SIGNS OF SCOLIOSIS: Uneven shoulders and hips

Body or head leans to one side

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by David W. Neiman P.P., Recorder

September 13, 2017 • El Riad Temple • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

he meeting was opened by Potentate Jim Burma Jr. at 7:05 p.m. Chaplin George Hamilton gave the Invocation. Potentate Burma then led the Nobles in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the June Stated Meeting held on August 23, 2017 were, upon proper motion and second, approved as printed and distributed. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Bruce Wallin P.P. gave Treasurer’s Report for August 2017. 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: Signage will be put up prohibiting loaded firearms in the building and that the premises are under 24-hour surveillance. The policy for the new floor tiles is: if you take them up you are required to put them back down. The floor tiles on the South edge are to remain down at all events. The new Ritualistic back drops have been installed. Nothing can be hung from them. Eye hooks will be installed to hang anything that needs to be hung. A new floor scrubber has been purchased. We are having a cleanup day at the cold storage building on Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m. Maury encouraged all Units to check what they have stored there and remove what is no longer needed. All unnecessary things will be thrown in a dumpster. Upon proper motion and second this report was approved. There was no correspondence.

Committee Reports:

Chief of Staff: Assistant Chief of Staff Alan Machmiller thanked everyone for attending the Potentates party. All who attended had a great time. The Shrine football game is this Saturday and the Fall Ceremonial will be held on November 11. There will be changes to the Fall Ceremonial. He told us the Potentate will be celebrating his 50th birthday at the Shrine on November 22. 42

Membership: The Potentate encouraged all of us to continue working on membership including recruiting new members and retaining our existing members. Circus: No report. Hospital Report: Hospital Representative Pat Colbert P.P. told us that we are continuing to work with the Mayo people. Cactus/Internet: Communications chairman Rocky Hayes reminded us that the deadline for the November Cactus is October 5. He told us that the cash calendar is at the printer and should be at the Shrine next week. The top 3 selling Units and the top 3 selling Nobles will receive awards. He encouraged the Units to submit their best 10 – 20 pictures for posting on our website not every picture that was taken. Sportsman’s Classic: This event will be held on October 3. There are only 25 tickets left. The Mitchell Sportsman’s Classic is being held on September 28th. Masonic Relations: Ethan Jones reported that Trinity Lodge will have a Master Mason Degree on September 18 and Unity Lodge will be having an EA Degree on October 12. Back to the Lodge nights are set for Thursday, September 28 with Unity Lodge and Thursday, October 5 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. 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 this Saturday with Augustana hosting Bemidji with a game time of 1:00pm. The bean bag tournament will begin at 9:30; the cost is $10/team. The Culinary Unit will begin serving lunch at 11:30 a.m. The Augustana Pep Band and the Cheerleaders will be there at 11:00 a.m. 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%. He asked us not to give the tickets we buy randomly away. We can give them to relatives or friends. Augustana and the Shrine lose ticket revenue when • • NOVEMBER 2017

we do that. Also, please plan on attending the game. A Shrine patient will be introduced at halftime as will our Shriner of the day. We will also be introduced at halftime. Shrine Cup: Chairman Ryan Simmons said the 15th annual Shrine Cup held at Willow Run golf club on September 7 went very well. It was a beautiful day and 106 people played in the tournament. We have given the Twin Cities Hospital $255,000 so far. 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. He said he plans on chairing the event for the next few years and that he believes there is great potential to raise additional money in the future years. He also would like to see the Golf Unit get organized again.

Other Business from the Floor:

The 46th annual Shrine football game is this Saturday. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. There will be no breakfast. The Sportsman’s Classic will be held on October 3. The Mitchell Sportsman’s Classic will be on September 28. The Fall Ceremonial will be held on November 11. The Brookings Shrine Club Shrine Basketball game at SDSU will be on December 8th. There being no further business to come before the body, Potentate Burma thanked the Provosts for tiling the doors. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m. The motion was approved. Respectfully submitted, David W. Neiman P.P. Recorder

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ig baby news to start off this month’s report as our beloved leader “Admiral” Darrell Griggs and his Lady Jessica announce the birth of their third son, Connor Weston in the wee morning hours of September 15. Connor clocked in at hefty 9 lbs., 8 ozs. Lady Jessica, baby Connor, and proud papa Darrell all doing well. There was literally no time to spare as Lady Jessica delivered John and Sherry Acher’s fifth grandchild 30 minutes after arriving at the hospital! Our September was pretty terrific as we opened the month with Mike “Mofo” Fitzgerald and his Lady Lorna hosting their annual Fife family garden party on the September 8. They have such a beautiful back yard and the weather was perfect. That combination provided a great foundation for the food and refreshing beverage consumption that ensued. Was great to see all the younger kids playing in the yard and all the older kids doing what they do best, eating, drinking, and having a fun time. The turnout was awesome and a big thank you to our hosts and officers for a fabulous party! And while the Shrine Game weather was a bit sour, it did not deter our football selling efforts.  Once again, the Archer Clan was primarily responsible for selling all the footballs at $5 each, raising round $2,400 for the Hospital. We owe everyone that helped a big thank you for making this possible.   We ended the month with our Second Annual Rose Cup in honor of our beloved past Brigadier and El Riad Potentate, Keith Rose. Again, perfect weather and a great turnout marked this super fun time. Making it even more special was Ed Anstine celebrating his 77th birthday that day. Way to go Ed! The big story of the tourney was Craig “Roscoe” Ross sinking an 80-foot birdie putt on the final hole to secure a one shot victory for his team, comprised of

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Tim Clarke, Roscoe, Greg Kerska, and Bruce Norton. A team selfie accompanies this article showing the happy group. Also thanks to the Ladies that participated with a special shout out to Kay Rose. We celebrated our post tourney time together with a group family supper and refreshing beverages at the Shrine. Also loved sharing the many Keith Rose memories we all have. Among many other things, he was a legendary joke teller and we made sure to recite a few of his favorites. This event along with so many other activities we have is what makes being part of the Fife and Drum so special! We have our big Parade of Bands appearance coming up the first weekend in October with several of our group heading to Las Vegas to help with the Shriner’s Open the first weekend in November. Look forward to reporting on both those events in the next Cactus. As our fearless leader Admiral Darrell Griggs is fond of saying, “fair winds and following seas to all!”

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RICKSHAWS – Parade Unit








HORSE CORPS – Parade Unit


President – John Bayer (Janean) 1511 Riverdale Rd., Sioux Falls 57105 C: 360-1204 Email: (Unit meets for Ceremonials) President – George Martin 411 Scotts Lane, Chamberlain 57325 C: 730-0099 B: 234-6009 E: (Meets as called) President – Rolland Stolsmark (Rene) 1003 Par Tee Dr., Hartford, 57033 C: 359-6888 E: (Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.) (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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El Riad Shrine Chanters accompanist, “Miss Vicki Streifel”, was honored with a concert commemorating her 16 years as their pianist.

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