Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Mt Rushmore Lodge 220
Monday, June 27, 2011
It has been an honor for me to represent your interests as Secretary, and I will remember fondly the different Worshipful Masters and their officers as they traveled to and from the East. I hope you will give your full support and backing to Brother John Hebrard, as he assumes the duties of Secretary of Mt. Rushmore Lodge #220.
I hope to see many of you in our future meetings and look forward to the future success of this Lodge with our new slate of officers. Your new officers for 2011/2012 are as follows:
Worshipful Master: Rev. John McKnight
Senior Warden: MWB Jack Welker
Junior Warden: Bro. Trent Sheeder
Senior Deacon: Bro. David Meltz
Junior Deacon: Bro. Zach Pengra
Treasurer: WB George Bauder
Secretary: Bro. John Hebrard
Chaplain: WB Bill Carey
Tyler: WB Ben Kirkland
Marshall: Bro. Charles Peterson
Education Officer: WB Jeff Wiese
Senior Steward: Bro. Eric Garner
Junior Steward: Bro. Tom Huwe
Thank you once again for your support over these last 14 years as your Secretary.
Lee A. Mai, PM
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The sit-down dinner will consist of salad, roast turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner roll and pumpkin pie and beverages. Price for the dinner is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12.
The Schrader Commandery of Knights Templar will present the colors at 6:00 p.m. Serving will follow the flag presentation. Following the dinner, special entertainment will be provided, all in keeping with this year’s “old fashioned Masonic Family” theme.
Seating is limited and reservations are on a first-come first-served basis. No one will be admitted without a pre-paid reservation. Deadline for reservations is Monday, November 9 When you arrive, you will be escorted to your table. Groups up to eight will be seated together.
For reservations you may call the dinner Chairman, George Bauder, Home (348-4153) Cell (430-2725. You may e-mail your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations including payment may be mailed to:
Masonic Entertainment Committee
618 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Please include the number of adult and child dinners, Name, Address, Amount enclosed and check number.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
We have completed and will be mailing out a member interest survey that I request you fill out and return or email. This survey will strictly be used to gather information from our members to help plan activities to further our efforts to get our members back in lodge and active again. I thank you in advance for your support.
Ray Harmon, WM
Mt. Rushmore Lodge 220
Saturday, August 22, 2009
My Brothers, these are indeed strange times we live in. The economy has been shaken to its foundation, people are out of work, companies are closing their doors, morality is crumbling, we have considerable political wrangling and backbiting underfoot, we have grave concerns about health care and the national debt, the country is still on guard against terrorism, and the nuclear threat has never dissipated. Obviously, we can ill-afford to conduct business as usual. If we are to survive, we must find new and imaginative ways to grow and evolve. Maintaining the status quo is simply not an option. As we have learned, stagnation means death. The critics of our fraternity claim that Freemasonry has outlived its usefulness; that it is no longer in step with the times; that it is actually an evil society that must be stamped out. I vehemently disagree. Although we are an imperfect society with our own unique set of problems, I hardly believe we are an obsolete institution. Now, more than ever, the world needs more Freemasonry, not less. We need more patriotism and civic pride, not less. We need more cooperation, loyalty, and teamwork, not less. We need more religious tolerance, not less. We need more Faith, Hope, and Charity, not less. We need more positive examples of ethics and pride in workmanship, not less. We need more Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love, not less. To do all this, we need more honest and respectful debate, not less. Yes, we need more Freemasonry, not less. Maybe I’m old fashioned; maybe I’m wrong, but this is how I see True Masonry; a universal and beautiful concept embraced by men around the world. We must remain the example for others to emulate. We must practice what we preach. And Brothers, consider this: If not us, who? Our Politicians? The media? Religious zealots? Who? Freemasonry is uniquely qualified to lead the charge. We are not a religious or political organization, we represent a cross-section of people from all social strata, located around the world, with honorable intentions. We are well established and have a strong historical background. As long as we do not deviate from the basic tenets of Freemasonry, we’ll be fine. I therefore admonish all of you to redouble your efforts as Masons and help perpetuate this great fraternity and make the world a better place. Thank you. Keep the Faith! NOTE: The opinions expressed in this essay are my own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of any Grand Masonic jurisdiction or any other Masonic related body.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Rapid City, SD