Twelve Jeptha Lodge Brothers were please to meet tonight following an absence of over three months due to the Covid-19 virus which has shut down much of our country.
The Lodge Charter was draped and a moment of silence was observed in memory of departed MWB Les Spies and Bro. Dale Broscha.
We discussed the unusual remote meeting procedure for this year's Grand Lodge session and voting due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Brian Sohl reporting on seeing the Mt. Roosevelt Memorial Friendship Tower near Deadwood, SD which the Masons rededicated last year on its 100 year anniversary. Bro. Seth Bullock had it built in memory of his friend Bor. Theodore Roosevelt.
Election of Officers results:
- WM Ron West;
- SW Duane Van Noort;
- JW Mike Ingebrigtson;
- Treas. Tom Lewis;
- Secr. Dave Hansen
Education Officer Ron West shared “Nadia’s Story” from the Masonic Sourcebook. She was born in the 1930s, the daughter of a Jewish Mason in Egypt who was caught up in running guns for the Palestinians. Upon confessing to her ather, he went to the town square and gave the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress. A Mason he did not know, on penalty of death, arranged for her to be smuggled out of Egypt and live out a long live in freedom.
Stay Safe and Healthy Brothers!
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.