De Soto, Kansas Masonic Lodge No. 40, A.F. & A.M.
33075 West 83rd Street, De Soto, Kansas



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Left to Right: Back Row:
Secretary - Mikel Stoops, Senior Deacon - Justin Longoria,
Senior Warden - Matt Saving, Junior Warden - John Kramer,
Junior Steward - Scott Smith, Senior Steward - Ken Kramer

Left to Right: Front Row:
Tyler - Danny Lane, Treasurer - Walt Johnston,
Senior Deacon - Dalton Thompson, Master - William McDaniel,
Chaplain - Jimmy Ramsey


Installing Master - Bob Mann


Past Master 2014 - Mikel Stoops
 33o Scottish Rite Mason - Bob Redick



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 Welcome to De Soto Lodge #40 CHIP Page

Upcoming CHIP Events Child Identification Services
will be provided as follows:

What is CHIP?

The CHIP or Child Identification Program addresses the alarming fact that over:
*   450,000 children run away each year
*   300,000 children are abducted each year by family members
*   More than 58,000 children are abducted every year by non-family members

That's more than 800,000 children in America missing each year - one child every 40 seconds.The Kansas Masonic CHIP Kit is the most comprehensive service of its kind anywhere. It is a community service initiative provided at NO COST through the benevolence of the Freemasons of Kansas who are dedicated to changing these statistics by providing parents and guardians with a tool they can use to help protect their children.

The I.D. Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics, digital fingerprints, digital photo, digital video and DNA Swab in an Amber Alert Compatible Format. 
The completed I.D. Kit is then given to the parent or guardian to be kept at home. If ever needed, this I.D. Kit will give authorities vital information to assist their efforts to locate a missing child.

All of the identifying items generated during a KS CHIP Event are given to the child’s family. Only the permission slip is retained by the Freemasons of Kansas. No copies of any ID materials are kept on file by any of the organizers; the parents receive all ID materials and health information produced.

Kansas Freemasonry is proud to bring the families of our state the KS CHIP program for the protection of all of our children!

What CHIP is NOT?

CHIP is NOT the process of placing a tracking “chip” into a child.  While a tracking “chip” in your dog is a good thing, it is not something that should ever be done to a child.  It is NOT a means of developing a large database of personal information.  All personal information is handed over to the child’s guardian in the CHIP kit.  We only retain the release form that gives us the right to provide the CHIP service to the family.  This release form contains only the child’s name and the guardian’s signature.

If you would like to request CHIP services for your next community event, please fill out an informational request on our Contact Us page.


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