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We will confer the E.A. Degree at our May 21 meeting.
Our 4th and 21st Degree Teams, consisting of Galen Jansen, Randy Smith, Brian Sohl, Ron West, Joe West, Tom Lewis, and Dave Hansen, did a fine job of representing Jeptha Lodge at the Spring Scottish Rite Reunion in Yankton.
Forty-two people enjoyed an eventful Recognition Banquet. WB Ellen Eide received his 50-Year-Pin presented by MWB PGM Virgil Anderson. Brother Darrel Draper was our speaker for a second time with a spot on portrayal of George Drouilliard, an important member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Over 120 children participated in our annual Easter Egg Hunt & Drawing.
The Lodge Charter was draped in memory of WB Terry Groth.
Election of Officer results: WM Joe West; SW Duane Van Noort; JW Mike Ingebrigtson; Treas. Tom Lewis; Sec. Dave Hansen
Education Officer Joe West concluded a busy evening with the poem "I See You Travel Some" by author unknown.

WB Allen Eide received his 50-Year Pin from PGM Virgil Andersen with Allen’s wife Elaine looking on.
Here are some scenes from Jeptha Lodge #121’s annual Recognition Banquet.

 

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