Your 2021-22 Grand Lodge Officers


Child-ID Program Restarts

Our Child-ID program got restarted the first week in August for the National Night Out observance. We held events at Aberdeen and Watertown with success at both events. Aberdeen did 60 kids and Watertown 42 kids. The numbers were down from past years about 30 percent because of lower attendance at the entire event and not from public fear of the personal contact that our program presents.
Another event is planned for Rushmore Mall in Rapid City on October 2nd and hopefully as much success is enjoyed there as happened in the 1st two events. If your Lodge is thinking about an event please contact any of the Child-ID committee members and we will be happy to help.

In Memoriam

It is with heavy hearts that we have received notice of the the death of Past Grand Master MW Kenneth Ireland of Philip, SD, on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
MW Bro. Ireland served as Grand Master in South Dakota 1998-1999. He was also a Past Worthy Patron of the South Dakota Order of Eastern Star.
Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. MST, Sunday, October 10, 2021, in the school gymnasium in Philip, SD.
Please keep his family and those who will dearly miss him in your thoughts and prayers.
Jeffery VanCuren
Grand Master


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