Dwight Harris - President
2nd Friday of the month at Midian Shrine Center.
Who Are We:
The Electraglide Elite is a primer parade unit of Midian Temple and consists of large street and highway touring type American made Motorcycles. Examples would include Harley Davidson, Indian, and Victory brand street and highway models manufactured and assembled in the United States.
How to Join:
Easy! After becoming a Master Mason and Noble of the Mystic Shrine, a candidate will declare his desire to become an Electraglide Elite member at their first meeting. He will be asked if he has the proper motorcycle endorsement on a State issued Driver’s license to operate his motorcycle on public roads, and proper liability insurance. A copy of proof of insurance will be kept on file at the Midian Shrine office and will be the member’s responsibility to update insurance information each year thereafter. After which he will be issued a Midian Shrine Parade Permit. He will also be asked if any member has observed his riding ability and can verify that he has sufficient ability to operate his motorcycle in narrow spaces and can safely maneuver and balance his motorcycle at a slow pace usually experienced in a parade. If no Electraglide Elite members can verify his ability, a committee will be assigned by the Membership Chairman to meet with new member and observe his riding ability.
$25 annual membership dues.
An Electraglide Elite member is required to furnish his own motorcycle and will pay for his own fuel, maintenance and transportation costs. He will also be required to obtain a parade uniform worn in all parades and Ceremonials at his own expense. The member uniform consists of a collared white, front button sport or dress type shirt (long or short sleeve depending on the season), black denim type jeans, black motorcycle riding boots, black motorcycle riders vest with special Electraglide Elite logo embroidered on
the back with name or nickname on the front, and a Fez. Additional membership apparel can be purchased during the year.
The Electraglide Elite was founded in 1980 as a Parade and Escort unit and in 1996 we were incorporated into the Midian Shrine Circus. The Electraglide Elite was used to raise the excitement level of the audience at the start of each performance by the loud revving of engines as well as using the motorcycles to escort the Circus Committee and members of the Midian Shrine Divan into the center arena. They also provided security for the elephants between Performances. Currently, the unit is involved with fund raising events, hosting the Annual Kids Run, (Motorcycle, Classic/Custom Car Poker Run), participating in the annual Sportsman Event 50/50 cash raffle, hosting the Bad Boar Event for Shrine Nobles interested in obtaining the Bad Boar Degree, and parading the big touring motorcycles at the Midian Shrine Ceremonial, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in the Delano District of Wichita and several small-town parades around the state. They also take time to participate in family social gatherings such as breakfast or dinner venues, enjoying the open road and exploring destinations on a motorcycle. They end the year enjoying the fellowship of fellow Members and Ladies at their own Christmas Dinner.