A History of Honor and Tradition
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The first ceremonial was held on October 17, 1907, when the first class of novices crossed the burning sands. With the first initiates and other Shriners who had settled in Sioux City, the charter membership of Abu Bekr Temple reached 400. Almost immediately a Foot Patrol was organized under Capt. Charles A. Borman to represent the Temple at the Imperial Session in St. Paul in 1908. Today there are 24 organized uniform units of Abu Bekr Temple and eight Shrine Clubs.
Abu Bekr originally included only Sioux City Shriners, but by action of the Imperial Council in June, 1922, the jurisdiction was enlarged to include 22 counties in Western Iowa. They are: Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Emmet, Sioux, O’Brien, Clay, Palo, Alto, Kossuth, Plymouth, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Woodbury, Ida, Sac, Monona, Crawford, Harrison, Shelby and Pottawattamie.
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CSSA 2017 Tentative Schedule of Events
CSSA Unit Events are shaping up nicely thanks to all the CSSA Units support and efforts and we are excited to share them. Please note the schedule is subject to change and some events need to be finalized.…
Iowa Shrine Football Game
Spencer ATV Corps parade
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Iowa Shrine Bowl, Cedar Falls
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Open to the public.