Grand Lodge Leadership Training

Learn to be a better leader! Join us at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, 920 W. Siouix Avenue, Pierre, September 7 and 8, for the Grand Lodge of South Dakota Leadership Training. MWB Bob Conley will again be our keynote presenter and will cover ␄Six Steps to Initiation,” candidate mentoring, and much more.
The cost of this fantastic training is only $45.00, which covers registration, all training materials, and lunch on Saturday.
The registration form is here (print the form and mail it in):

Registration form

A block of rooms has been reserved at Ramkota for $99.00 plus tax. Be sure to mention the Grand Masons Leader Training to get this rate. Rooms will be held until August 8. Make your reservations by calling (605) 224-6877 or by e-mail
This year’s training promises to be great. We will be done in time Friday night to socialize, and we will have you done in time on Saturday to get home that night.
Join us for fun, a chance to make new friends and to see old ones and maybe, just maybe, leave with a plan to make your Lodge a cut above the ordinary.
Download the flyer for this event.

144th Annual Communication

News on the 144th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of South Dakota A.F. & A.M. will be posted as soon as possible.


Masons’ Father/Daughter Dance

Friday, April 27, Masonic Lodge #153 sponsored its second annual, free Father/Daughter Dance, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Philip High School Fine Arts Building. “If you missed it last year you missed out. We had a great time young and older,” said Brother Brad Heltzel. The event was for everyone, whether a Mason or not, and to all ages. Beverages and snacks were provided. The term “father” loosely included uncle, grandfather, brother or other family member. This year’s theme was Circus, with plenty of balloons, spongy clown noses for everyone, gold and red streamers, and a DJ who wouldn’t let you sit out too many dances, whether they were slow, fast, the Flying Dutchman, or a line dance.

Having fun did not mean you had to dance. Clown noses and balloons were part of the circus theme.

This dance team went all out in having fun at the Mason’s annual Father/Daughter Dance.

A father can be her hero, and an example of what his daughter hopes to find in every future dance partner.



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