Resurgam Lodge #31 A.F.
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South Dakota U.S.A.
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What does Resurgam mean?
Resurgam is the
active voice, present tense, conjunctive form of the Latin verb resurgo.
It means I
shall rise again.
All of Freemasonry is a search for meaning and the building
individual Freemason's moral and spiritual temple. Resurgam,
in the context of Fremasonry, can mean different things, at different
times, to different Masons. It should not be taken
reference to Christianity or Christian salvation. Freemasonry
does require its brothers to profess a belief in a Supreme Being, but
leaves the particulars of that belief to to the individual brother. Resurgam
is consistent with the fundmental tenet of Freemasonry set
forth in a Masonic Funeral Service: Freemasonry,
founded in the older dispensation and perpetuated in the newer, teaches
consistently with the sacred records that death is nothing but the
separation of the soul from the body; the body returns to the dust from
whence it came and the soul, in another state of existence, survives
eternally. Freemasons believe in the resurrection.
not define it. Physical body or spiritual body it matters
Personal identity capable of some form of recognition is a
Masonic article of belief. The life of a Mason you can take;
integrity you can not; his integrity assures his risen identity.
Lodge #31 meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at the Mitchell Masonic Temple, 112 East Fifth Avenue, Mitchell,
South Dakota. That's one block south and one-half block east
the World's Only Corn Palace. Usually we'll meet at 6:30 p.m.
dinner. We are dark in July and August, but do hold the
installation of officers on or about August 15 of each year.
Lodge & All Other Mitchell Masonic Organizations
You can call Resurgam
Lodge at 605-996-4724.
If no one answers, please listen carefully
to the telephone queue and you will be directed to specific information
on various Masonic Bodies and general information. You can also
contact us by email.
Mitchell York Rite
The Mitchell York Rite bodies meet
on the first Tuesday of each month at
7:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Masonic Temple. Our numbers are small
but our enthusaism is great. There were several years of
inactivity but the Mitchell Chapter, Mitchell Council, and St. Bernard
Commandery have been gradually working to full performance since our
first statewide Festival on April 8, 2011. With the
assistance of York Rite Masons from across South Dakota, eight brothers
sought further light in Freemasonry by joining the Mitchell York Rite
bodies. On November 11-12, 2016, our second statewide Festival
added ten new York Rite Masons from both the eastern and western
reaches of South Dakota. A notable event occured November 12
when, for the first time in decades, the darkened vault was fully
explored by properly rigged Brothers seeking more light in
Masonry. All York Rite Masons are welcome to join us on the
first Tuesday and continue the growth and revigoration of the Mitchell
York Rite. Interested in the South Dakota Grand York Rite?
Schirmer Scottish Rite Club
Sigmund F. Schirmer Scottish Rite Club is organized under the aegis of
Yankton Oriental Consistory #1,
A.A.S.R., located in Yankton, South
Dakota. Membership is drawn from Scottish Rite Masons in
and surrounding communities. The Club holds an annual
Remembrance in late March to mid-April and celebrates the Feast of
Tishri in September, both annually, and otherwise meets sporadically
throughout the year. Members of the Club are well
for their thespian tendencies and ritualistic abilities -
presenting the 6th, 7th,
and 8th degrees of the Scottish Rite and The Traitor,
a Masonic play relating the Freemasonry, power, and human failings of
our nation's Founding Fathers. We're considering taking up a musical version of the 22nd degree, The Prince of Libanus.
That one will require a few soloists and a host of choristers.
Feeling in good voice? Join the SFSSRC ritulists and learn the
The 2017 Ceremony of Remembrance & Renewal will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Masonic Temple Dining Room.
All Knights of the Rose Croix are expected to attend. Bring
your ladies and guests - all are welcome and cordially invited.
Dinner is $12 per plate. Please call or email [see the
contact information page linked above] and make a reservation.
The 2017 Ceremony of Remembrance & Renewal will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
in the Mitchell Masonic Temple Second Floor Lounge.
All Scottish Rite Masons, Ladies, Freemasons, and guests are welcome to
attend. Hors d' ouevers and refreshments are provided for a nominal,
free-will donation. Please call or email so we can plan for
Order of the Eastern Star
Starlight Chapter #41,
Order of the
Eastern Star, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month
at the Mitchell Masonic Temple. Here's a link to the
Dakota Grand Chapter.
Corn Palace Shrine Club
Club is a part of El Riad Shrine, Sioux Falls, South
Our membership is drawn from a wide geographic area around Mitchell
and consists of nearly one hundred and fifty
Freemasons and Shriners dedicated to the support of Shriners Hospitals
for Children. Each year we sponsor the Corn Palace
Shrine Circus at the World's Only Corn Palace. In early October each year we produce the Corn Palace Shrine Club Sportman's Classic, a dinner, raffle, and drawing for high quality sporting arms and outdoor gear and supplies. All Shriners
are invited to join the CPSC at its regular stated meeting on the last
Thursday of each month. We meet at the Mitchell Masonic
Temple and other locations, announced in advance, around
the area. Oasis is at 6 p.m. and the dinner/meeting
is at 7 p.m. Come
visit the Corn Palace Shrine Club and Hillbillies on Facebook.
El Riad Shrine Hillbilly
CPSC parade unit, Hillbilly Clan #161, parades in
all around eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota
throughout the summer, has been to a number of Imperial Shrine sessions
and every Midwest Shrine Association Summer Session since day
one. We're officially affiliated with the Shrine Imperial
Hillbilly Clan and specifically support Shriners
Hospitals for Children and the transportation costs to get kids to
Shrine Hospitals. You won't miss the Hillbillies in any
parade. They're outfitted with the best water guns you can
on a 1929 Ford Model A flatbed truck and an early '50s Hudson Pacemaker
- and produce the best acrid clouds of "parade smoke" you'll ever see!
Add a few "Hillbilly Hawgs" and it's a sight to remember.
In early October, 2011, Hillbilly Clan #161 created
"Outhouse" by initiating a number of our brother Nobles from Sioux
and authorizing them to carry on the Hillbilly tradition along South
Dakota's "Eastern Range." Outhouse #1 meets in Sioux Falls
at El Riad Shrine. Take a look at few pictures of
"Hillbillies on Parade" by clicking
El Riad Shrine Mitchell
got clowns! The El Riad Shrine Clowns have expanded to Mitchell.
Wally, Popcorn, Rex, and company have organized Funhouse #1
and filled a 3rd floor
room with grease paint, wigs, and other accoutrements of Shrine
clowning. These guys are fun
loving, outstanding Shrine
ambassadors - and absolutely dedicated and active members of the Corn
Palace Shrine Club & Hillbilly clan #161. Learn more
about the El Riad Clowns here.
Corn Palace Shrine Club
Shrine Club boasts an active Ladies Auxiliary which meets Sunday
evenings to plan, organize, and implement programs for the benefit of
Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Saturday Night Fireside Chat
Join your Brothers for a purely
social event! "8ish" on Saturday evening we light a savory wood
fire, gather round, swap stories, discuss the events of the week and
the world, play some cribbage, maybe run the billiard table, enjoy a
few refreshments, roast a weinie or what have you, and unwind and enjoy
fraternity and friendship. Summer
Saturday nights are at the firepit in the parking lot immediately
behind the Masonic Temple. Bring a lawn chair! Winter Saturday nights and during inclement weather we're at the big fireplace in the second floor lounge of the Masonic Temple. Join us to relax and unwind.
This South Dakota
corporation was organized February 7, 1910, as the managing entity of
the Mitchell Masonic Temple building. Representatives from
Masonic Body manage our Temple, establish criteria for public use, and
are responsible for the upkeep, renovation, and restoration of the
building. We meet once a month on the second Thursday at 7:00
p.m. Members of all Mitchell Masonic Bodies are welcome to
Mitchell Elks Lodge #1059
Mitchell Elks Lodge has some activities in the Masonic Temple
and is the concessionaire for
beverage service for public events held in the building.
Information regarding the Mitchell Elks is available here.