The May 3 Banquet at the Lodge has been cancelled. In accordance with Federal, State, and Grand Lodge guidance we feel this must be done to help insure safety. Be well and do what you can to ensure the same for your family and others.
Brother Dale Broscha passed away on Wednesday, March 18. He attended Lodge regularly when he was living in rural Hudson and has been living in Middletown, Connecticut for many years now. May he rest in peace.
Brother Dave Hansen came up with a semblance of a plan to help offset not being able to hold meetings which he hope to start later this week. Stay tuned!
IMPORTANT EDICT FROM THE GRAND MASTER
Open this link for an imporant edict from the Grand Master of Masons in South Dakota.
“In compliance with the State of Emergency declared both federally [and] in South Dakota, and the latest guidance directed by the President and CDC last evening of not more than 10 individuals meeting as a group, we must take measures to contain the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Acting under my authority as Grand Master of Masons in South Dakota, I do hereby order all Lodge activities, including all Regular and Special Communications of subordinate Lodges, ritual practices, fundraisers, and social events be cancelled or postponed until further notice
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How Do I Join?
Freemasonry is available to men of good character who believe in a Supreme Being. We are closed to avowed atheists and agnostics. There are no restrictions relating to race, creed, or religion.
To begin, contact a Mason by telephone, by e-mail, or in person. He will be happy to answer your questions, or refer you to someone who can.
If you decide that Masonry is right for you, the next step is to request a Petition for Degrees of Masonry, which will ask for some basic information, such as your name, age, occupation, and place of residence.
Your sponsor will present your petition to the Lodge, which will consider your request. When your petition is accepted, you will face a three-step initiation. Each step opens doors to new knowledge and deeper understanding.
These initiation rites are solemn and wholesome, intended to convey basic moral truths and principles of morality that are accepted by good men everywhere: the Golden Rule, tolerance, gratitude to the Almighty for His many blessings, love of and respect for ones family, charity towards all men, and patriotism. Upon taking part in the the first step, called the Entered Apprentice degree, you will advance to the second degree, known as the Fellowcraft, and, ultimately, raised to the Master Mason degree.