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June 4, 2024

WM Tom informed us that WB Galen Jansen had spoken with Chip Andela of the Canton Lodge. They would enjoy us coming for a visit some meeting. They meet the first Wednesday of each month, except July and August, at 5:30 PM.
We confirmed that Elk Point Lodge meets the first and third Thursday of the month. We are unsure about July and August.
We reviewed and discussed elections and amendments at the upcoming Grand Lodge session in Yankton in detail.
Voting recommendations were made for those attending and voting.
We will be having a practice for our upcoming E.A. Degree work on Tuesday, June 11, at 7:00 PM. The actual E.A. Degree Work will be at our regular meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 PM. Everyone with a part is encouraged to begin to review, and all are encouraged to attend and welcome our new Lodge member.
WB Joe West said that Treasurer-elect WB Duane Van Noort needs to sign the Bank account cards at Premier Bank.
There was discussion as to whether Joe West, Dave Hansen, and Tom Lewis should remain as signers. After a motion and second, the members present voted to have the three Brothers remain as signers.
Education Officer Joe West shared “The Silent Summons” by an unknown author from the September 2023 Emisary Notes.


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.