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Preparation list for Santa’s visit from 12:30 to 2:00, Saturday, December 14:
Santa Claus - Ron West
Toy from Santa - Ron West
Advertising - Already Done
Decorate tree - Mike Ingebrigtson and others meet at 10:00-10:30 that morning
Sack candy and prepare Christmas cards - Meet at the Lodge at 11:00 to 11:30 that morning
Letter for Christmas cards - Joe West
10 lbs. of peanuts - Doug Van’t Hof
Posters - Tom Lewis
Small toys for bags - on hold
Bags - Dave Hansen
Candy - Brian Sohl, Mike Ingebrigtson, and Duane Van Noort
Blue juice - Brian Sohl
2 gal. of cider - Tom Lewis
2 dozen cookies - Duane Van Noort, Ron West, Galen Jansen, and Mike Ingebrigtson
Postage and mailing labels - Dave Hansen
Camera and picture printer - Joe West
Photographer - Greg Westra or others
Box of Christmas cards - Dave Hansen


Sixteen Brothers enjoyed our annual Oyster Stew & Chili Supper. Special thanks to Ron West, who did a fine job as first time head chef!
Duane Van Noort reported on taking the Scottish Rite Degrees in Yankton.
Ron West, Joe West, Galen Jansen, and Dave Hansen traveled to Yankton last Saturday to help confer the Master Mason Degree.
Education Officer Ron West, with the assistance of Galen Jansen, presented the 2019 version of Masonic Jeopardy.

 

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 one’s 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.