2022 Annual Communication

The 147th Annual Communication will be held June 16, 17, and 18, 2022, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, Pierre, SD.

Your Talents Wanted!

• Committee on Membership • Digitizing and Organizing all of the Forms we use • Any of our Grand Lodge Committees • South Dakota Masonic Classic golf tournament committee • Archives/Historical Document team If any of the above exciting opportunities sound like a good...

Retention of Lodge Members

by Jeffery P. VanCuren, Grand Master of Masons in SD We always talk about getting new members into the lodge but, what about keeping members in the lodge? One of the reasons that your Grand Lodge Officers go to the Conference of Grand Masters in North America is to...

Masonic Festival 221

by Aaron Zahn, Senior Grand Warden Masonic Festival 221 is in the books! April 1 and April 2 at the Sioux Falls Masonic Center over one hundred Brothers convened on the two-day event to raise 39 new Master Masons from 11 different lodges!  The idea for a Grand Lodge...

Nominations: For Jurisprudence Committee – Lee Lewis

WB Lee A. Lewis is a native of Sioux Falls, SD. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1992 and from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1995. He entered private practice in Mitchell SD in 1995. In 2001 he relocated back to Sioux Falls, SD...

Nominations: For Grand Trustee – Wade Kopren

Brethren, thank you for the honor of running for Grand Trustee. My name is Wade Kopren Pasque Lodge #214 and Faith Lodge #168. I have had the honor of serving as Master of the lodge two times and was District Master for three Grand Masters. I am also a member of NAJA...

Nominations: For Grand Treasurer – Secretary – Jim Burma

Jim was born in Tempe, AZ on November 26, 1967 and moved to Sioux Falls, SD with his family in 1975. He attended Washington High School, graduating in May 1986. Jim attended college at Mankato State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in...

Nominations: For Junior Grand Warden – Bryant Stokes

I would first like to thank my lovely wife Teresa who has supported me throughout his Masonic career.  She has been my rock throughout my travels.  I was initiated as an Entered Apprentice in May 1998, passed June 1998, and raised to the sublime of a Master Mason in...

Nominations: For Junior Grand Warden – Ronald Knott

Ron was initiated, passed, and raised in Unity Lodge in 2008. He has served as Marshall prior to starting through the officer line and then serving as Worshipful Master of Unity Lodge #130 during the 2021-2022 Masonic year. Ron has also served as a representative of...

Nominations: For Junior Grand Warden – Jay Darrow

Worshipful Brother Jay Darrow was raised in Edgemont, SD and graduated from high school there in 1988. He joined the U.S. Air Force and departed for Basic Training in July that same year. He served ten years as an Airborne Radio Operator, in SD and Oklahoma until he...

Nominations: For Senior Grand Warden – Dane Bloch

Dane was initiated, passed, and raised in Unity Lodge #130. Since then, he has progressed through the officer line and served as Worshipful Master of Unity Lodge #130 during the 2018-2019 Masonic year. He has served as Secretary of his Lodge for the last two years. ...

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