What does Resurgam
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.
The Mitchell York Rite
bodies meet on the first Tuesday of each month at
7:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Masonic Temple. After several years
of slumber the Mitchell Chapter, Mitchell Council, and St. Bernard
Commandery are awake and working. Following a brief summer
planning retreat, the officers of the York Rite Bodies decided to have
a two-fold 2015-2016 primary focus: basic ritual
including proficiency to present at least one degree for Chapter and
Council without outside assistance AND streamlined and accurate
fraternal administratin for each body. All York Rite Masons
are welcome to join us on the
first Tuesday and continue 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 the Feast of Tishri in later September. We meet, otherwise, 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 the human failings of
our country's Founding Fathers.
The 2016 Feast of Tishri
will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00 p.m., at the Mitchell Masonic
Temple in the 2nd Floor Lounge. Ladies, guests, and all Masons, and particularly
Scottish Rite Masons, are cordially invited. We will enjoy light hors d'oeurvres and
other refreshments. Toasts and
libations will be presented, reflections shared, and a meaningful celebration
of the first harvests of the field, of life, and of Freemasonry will
The 2016 Ceremony of
Remembrance & Renewal was held Tuesday, March
Thank you, Knights of the Rose Croix and guests who attended. The 2017
Ceremony will be scheduled soon. Watch for updates. Dinner
will be $12 per plate - and if the ribs are half as good as they were
this year, it will be worth twice as much in gustatory pleasure!
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.
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. 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.
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
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.
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.
A group of Freemasons
usually meets the third Tuesday of each month, September through June, for wide
discussion. We've had audio and video presentations, reviewed
movies with Masonic themes, and pondered the misapprehensions of
Freemasonry in modern society. Got a topic you'd like to
discuss? Come to the Mitchell Masonic Temple at 7:00 p.m. on
the third Tuesday of the month! Education Resources
Join your Brothers for
social event! "8ish" on Saturday evening we light a savory
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
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
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
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.
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what's going on in all Mitchell Masonic Organizations?