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WB Dennis Gildemeister went through an unbelievably harrowing experience, as reported in the Dickinson County News.


Santa visits Jeptha Lodge! Special thanks to Duane Van Noort!

Mike Miller chats with Santa.

WBs Galen Jansen, Ron West, Randy Smith, Brian Sohl, Joe West, Randy Porter, and Dave Hansen conferred the 4th and 21st degrees at the Yankton Scottish Rite Reunion.
Congratulations to Brother John Gubbrud on receiving he 50-Year Masonic recognition durng our Oyster Stew and Chili Supper night.

WB Ron West won the 2018 edition of Masonic Jeopardy put together by Education Officer Joe West.
Final plans were made for Santa’s visit to Jeptha Lodge on Saturday, December 8, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM.

Thirteen Brothers and six Ladies attended a birthday gathering for WB Curt Vipond. Curt gave a very nice, heartfelt speech.

Brother Darrel Draper, who presented a fantastic program as Theodore Roosevelt at our 2017 May Banquet, will appear again at our 2019 Banquet as a member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Galen Jansen, Ron West, Brian Sohl & Dave Hansen walked the ditches for the Lodge.
WB Ken Snedker delivered Meals on Wheels for the Lodge.
Brother John Gubbrud will be recognized as a 50-Year Mason at our Oyster Stew & Chili Supper meeting on Tuesday, November 20. We will begin serving at 6:00 PM.
Education Officer Joe West shared a poem entitled “The Real Mason” by an unkown author.

 

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.