2019 MSA in Aberdeen

We are very excited and ready to host the 2019 Midwest Shrine Association Meetings. We have a ton of things already planned and we look forward to seeing everyone. To get you started here are the details as we have them right now.

Winter Session February 14th – 16th, 2019

  • Registration will be handled through your temples like always
  • The host hotels will be the Dakota Event Center http://www.dakotaeventcenter.com/
    • This is a beautiful facility and we will be able to house almost everyone.
    • All meetings will be held at this facility.
    • The two hotels attached are the Hampton Inn & Holiday Inn Express
    • Room bookings and all details for the Winter session will be handled through the MSA secretary, Don Thompson.

Summer Session July 31st – August 3rd

  • Registration will be handled through your temple. You will register through them and book your hotel room through them.
  • All Events, times, and prices subject to change before March 2019. 
  • Noble and Lady registration $85 per person 

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday July 31st
  • 2 pm – 7pm Welcome at individual hotels
  • 4 pm – 6:30  Counterparts Happy Hour $20 per person, $30 per couple 
    • Yelduz Shrine Center – 802 S. Main Street Aberdeen SD, 57401
      • 2 complementary drinks per person + cash bar
      • Hot Apps
      • Yard Games
      • Casual Dress
  • Trolly Transportation
    • 3:30 pm – Midnight
Thursday August 1st
  • 8am – Noon – MSA Officer Breakfast and Meetings – Dakota Event Center
  • 9am – Golf Tournament – Rolling HIlls Golf Club
  • 10am – 4pm Welcome at individual hotels
  • 10am-5pm  Market Place open (Dakota Event Center)
  • 4pm Parade line up (Presentation College)
    • 5:30 Parade Step off
  • Oasis at Aberdeen Convention & Visitors Bureau following parade
    • Plenty of room for vehicles and trailers to the West of the parade end point
  • 8pm – Midnight – Yelduz Temple Bar open for visitors
  • Trolly Transportation
    • 3:00 pm – Midnight
Friday August 2nd
  • 10am – noon Welcome at Individual Hotels
  • 10am-5pm  Market Place open (DEC)
  • Competitions
    • Clown – Yelduz Shrine Center
    • Motor Corps – Swisher Field Complex
      • Lunch at Yelduz Shrine Center
    • Chanters – TBD
    • Horse Patrols – Brown County Fairgrounds – Time TBD
  • 10:30 am – Ladies Brunch – Dakota Event Center – $ TBD
    • Catered Brunch, Guests Speakers, and Hat Decorating, & Homemade Pheasant Sandwiches
    • Trolly will pick up at other hotels beginning at 9:00am
  • 1pm – Ladies to Storybook Land for tours
    • Open to everyone
  •  5pm – Downtown Concert
    • Special Hat Auction for Children’s Hospital
    • Food Vendors and Beer Vendors
  • Trolly Transportation
    • 1pm – MIdnight
Saturday August 3rd
  • 9:30 Parade Lineup
    • Stage at Aberdeen Central High School
    • End at Melgaard Park
  • 10:30 Parade Step Off
  • Noon – Sack Lunch in Melgaard Park

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