Brother Mel Thorne Receives Award
Brother Mel Thorne was the recipient of Pro Causa Award. This new award is intended to recognize members of our Valley who have improved or raised the public perception of Masonry and the Scottish Rite through their Community Service, Humanitarian activities and Philanthropy. Directly translated, "Pro Causa" means "for cause", and the cause is to hold up men whose lives have exemplified the teachings and ideals of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Brother Mel was cited particularly for his work with educating the youth of South Dakota on the history of Dakota Territory.
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