Pierre Lodge #27 Honors Past Masters

Pierre Lodge #27 held their “Honor the Past Masters Night” on March 11 at the Pierre Lodge. A nice roast beef dinner was served at 6:00 p.m. In addition to honoring all Past Masters, the widows were invited to the banquet and were honored with the presentation of the Widow’s Pin. The keynote speaker for the banquet was Kay Livermont, who spoke about the South Dakota Quilt of Valor program. Quilts of Valor were presented to two Past Masters of Pierre Lodge #27 — Matt Schatz and Perry Anderson. Kay Livermont was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Masons of Pierre Lodge #27 and was honored with a beautiful plaque.
Justin Stanek, Master of Pierre Lodge #27, proclaimed Kevin Kumpf proficient in the Master Mason degree.

Dr. Kirk Livermont (Past Master in California); Gerald Johnson, PGM (Past Master of Lily Lodge #62 in Blunt, SD); Perry B. Anderson, Matt Schatz, Darrol Bjerke, Dallas Thompson, Robert Dolezal, Stan Schwellenbach, Steve Walker, Jason Glodt, Chris Kaus, Duane Schmautz and Dr. Nathan Sanderson, all Past Masters of Pierre Lodge #27.

Matt Schatz presented Kay Livermont the “Citizen of the Year” award.

Past Masters Matt Schatz and Perry Anderson were presented with quilts from the South Dakota Quilt of Valor program.


Joppa Lodge #120 Honors Two

Joppa Lodge #120 in Hurley held an award presentation on March 10. Brothers Donald J. Freese and Curtis O. Rasmussen each received their 60-Year Award.
L-to-R: Brother Curtis Rasmussen and Brother Don Freese were presented with 60-year pins by District Master Bradley Hazuka

Brothers Don Freese and Curtis Rasmussen were honored with a cake in recognition of 60 years of Masonic service


Brother Fuller Awarded 50-Year Pin

At the District #17 Meeting held at Spearfish Lodge #18, Spearfish, dinner was prepared and served by Queen City #89 Eastern Star. Brother Peter Fuller of Golden Star Lodge #9 in Lead was awarded his 50-Year Pin by Harold Walker, District Master of District #17 of the Grand Lodge of South Dakota.



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