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Dear Brother,
You and your Lady are invited to attend a dinner to be held at the Masonic Lodge in Hudson at 6:30 P.M. on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
The price of the dinner will be $10 per person, which will help cover the cost of complementary meals for our guests.
Following the dinner, the Lodge will honor our Ladies and the Widows of our deceased Brothers and enjoy the thoughts of our guest speaker.
We hope you and your Lady will be able to attend and enjoy an evening of fellowship with your Masonic friends.
PLEASE RSVP as soon as possible or BY May 1, 2018 to assist our caterer.
Fraternally,
,
Duane Van Noort, W.M.
(605) 659-0709


Final preparations were made for the Easter Egg Hunt & Drawing on Saturday, March 31, at the Hudson Park. We will meet at the Lodge at 9:00 AM to fill eggs, move to the park at 9:30 to hide eggs and rope off hunt areas. Registration will be from 10:00 to 10:30 AM, and the hunt starts at 10:45 AM. The meal and prize drawing will follow at the Hudson Community Center. A HUGE thank you to the many Brothers and Ladies who help coordinate and donate to make this possible!
Education Officer Joe West asked all Brothers to come to tonight’s meeting having considered the question: ”Is Masonry really worth it and why”? This turned out to be one of the best and most discussion filled programs we have ever had. Every Master Mason present rose and spoke on why they enjoyed the Craft. The ideas presented centered on the camaraderie with good and like-minded Brothers of all ages, both in our Lodge and in other Lodges. It was followed by a good deal of reminiscing and much laughter. Great idea for a program Joe!

 

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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.