Midwest Shrine Association | Alexandria, MN
August 23-26, 2023

"The place to be in '23!"

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, MSA HQ

The famous Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center will be our Headquarter Hotel and location of many activities including our Marketplace, Golf Tournament and Friday night Dinner & Concert by the Lake.

Arrowwood Resort has a broad variety of great lodging choices including regular rooms, suites, townhomes and cottages.

Schedule of Events & Activities | August 23-26, 2023

See a complete schedule of the events & activities across our three-day event. Stay up to date on all that’s happening to get the most out of your MS experience!

Be Part of the Competition

Every MSA brings great fun and competition, and this year is sure to please! With a full array of competitions ranging from motorized units, chanters, clowns, and cars, we are sure you will find something to watch, cheer or participate in. Be sure to view the Event Schedule which includes competitions and other activities for the Summer Session.

Shop at the Shrine Bazaar Marketplace

No Summer MSA would be complete without the opportunity to see great vendors at the annual marketplace, which is open to the public. The marketplace chairman and his team have worked hard to bring a broad selection of vendors to our marketplace.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the 2023 MSA Marketplace, click the button below to see our 2023 MSA Vendor Packet for application information.

Enjoy the Beautiful City of Alexandria, Minnesota

The Alexandria area offers a wide variety of activities to suit everyone’s interests. From some of the greatest fishing in the midwest, to shopping, outdoor activities, boating, nightlife and great food. We’ve got you covered. Come and enjoy the jewel of Minnesota outdoor activities

A Note from MSA Vice President, P.P. Larry Norte

I’d like to personally welcome each of you to attend the Mid-West Shrine Associations conference on August 23- 26, 2023. On behalf of the Planning Committee, we warmly welcome you to the 2023 MA Annual Conference in the beautiful city of Alexandria, Minnesota. The Alexandria Lakes Area is known for lots of fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors! There are more than 350 lakes, miles of trails, great fishing, biking and more, Alexandria is a prime Minnesota destination for summer vacations. Bring your boat, bike, fishing rod, golf clubs, or convertible. Or maybe all of them and plan to stay a few extra days around MSA 2023. It is prime vacation time in August so make sure you book early if you want to stay for some extra days and enjoy all that Alexandria has to offer. Don’t forget to get a picture with Big Ole while you are here.

We have an exciting time planned at this MS session that will allow members to reflect upon and celebrate our past accomplishments, renew friendships and extend our networks. We hope that you will have a productive and mostly a fun-filled time at this very special MSA session. To put a MSA session of this magnitude together is not a small task, please thank your 2023 planning committee if you see them in the (shirt color here) shirts for all the hours that have went into making this a great 2023 summer MSA!

Check out all the events that we have planned on the all new app for your smart phone or tablet to help plan your MA Summer Session. You don’t want to miss any of the great events or parades that we having going on. The app will also help with directions or help you find a great place to eat. The app has map function help get your to next fun event. A list of events is also available on this web page also by Clicking Here.

MSA 2023

Larry Norte PPP

Past Potentate 2020

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