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May 7, 2024

We are still going to try to visit Canton lodge and Elk Point.
We are still checking on fire extinguishers.
On April 23, Brothers Tom Lewis, Greg Westra, Dave Hanson, Brian Sohl, Galen Jansen, Randy Porter, Duane VanNoort, Dan Schlup, Tracy Homandberg, and Tom’s wife Judy Lewis walked ditches east and west of town. Great job, everyone!
The lost Tylers jewel is still lost, but we have found a replacement.
Thirty-six people attended the Banquet including Past Grand Master of South Dakota Virgil Anderson, District Master of District 1, Larry Clark, and one widow, Ramona Schlup. Thanks to Brothers Dave and Mike for the program. Brother Dan Schlup did a great job giving the widows dedication and helping the caterer.
WB Virgil gave a five-minute talk that tied into the program.
We presented WB Randy Smith with his Military Veteran pin and asked any other veterans to contact the Secratary or WM. We did find another veteran to get his pin ordered, WB Denis Gildamister.
Grand Lodge will be held June 21 and 22 in Yankton SD. You will need to print your dues card and have it with you if you are going to attend.
We received a check for $1.358.82 from Grand Lodge for life membership.
Brother Allen Eide is Education officer for Spearfish Lodge.
Brother Joe West gave a program on AI.


Awards Banquet 2024


Ditch Walkers

Thank-you, Greg Westra, Tracy Homandberg, Galen Jansen, Tom Lewis, Dave Hansen, Brian Sohl, Randy Porter, Dan Schlup, and Duane Van Noort.


Not Just a Man. A Mason.

 

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.