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Dear Brothers,
You and your Lady are invited to attend a dinner to be held at the Masonic Lodge in Hudson on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6:30 P.M.
The price of the dinner will be $10 per person.
Following the dinner, the Lodge will honor our Ladies and Widows of our deceased Brothers.
The highlight of the evening will be a special program featuring Bro. Theodore ”Teddy” Roosevelt, as portrayed by Bro. Darrel Draper of Omaha. Draper’s appearance is co-sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council.
We hope you and your Lady are able to attend and enjoy an evening of fellowship with your Masonic friends. PLEASE RSVP BY MAY 1.
Fraternally,

Ron West, WM
(712) 470-5486

Dave Hansen, Sec.
(712) 476-9376


Duties were reviewed for the Easter Egg Hunt to be held Saturday, April 15.
Ten Brothers traveled to Elk Point on April 1st to help them raise two new Brothers.
We will walk ditches Tuesday, April 11.  Meet at the Lodge at 6:00 PM.
Congratulation to Joe Swanstrom on being raised as a Master Mason and newest member of Jeptha Lodge!

 

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.