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2018 South Dakota Sessions

Jon Gonsor
Ambassador to South Dakota

Companions and Sir Knights all:


Most Excellent Grand High Priest Roger Hanson, Most Illustrious Grand Master Steven Butterfield, and Jon Gonsor, Right Eminent Grand Commander, Knights Templar, cordially invite you and your Lady to the South Dakota Grand York Rite Sessions that will occur on September 20-22.

The venue for the meetings in 2018 is the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel (605-336-0650) Sioux Falls, SD., which is located just off I-29.

Thursday: September 20,  activities include the Grand Trustee Meeting, Joint Session of the SD York Rite Colleges, Welcome Banquet, and conferral of the Order of High Priesthood..

Friday: September 21, starts with our Public Grand Opening, during which all distinguished visitors are introduced, followed by the Memorial Service.  The afternoon will be devoted to the Grand Commandery Conclave and installation.  In the evening, there will be a Recognition Banquet and following that we will confer Order of High Rollers.

Saturday: September 22, begins with the 129th Grand convocation of the South Dakota Grand Chapter and Installation in the morning.  The Grand Assembly of the Grand Council Cryptic Masons of South Dakota and installation after lunch, and the Grand York Rite Awards Banquet will be held that night.

More information can be found at or by contacting George Bauder (605-430-2725) email : (Click to Send a Message).

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