Justus Melton was initiated as an Entered Apprentice on June 9th at Rob Morris Lodge No. 46 in Kearney.
On June 9, 2021, Mizpah Lodge No. 302 in Omaha welcomed many visiting brethren to initiate Travis Prinz as an Entered Apprentice Mason.
On June 9th, 2021, College View Lodge No. 320 completed its last degree certification requirement for 2021 and was certified proficient in all three degrees by DGC Suman Vallabhbhai. This task had not been accomplished by the lodge in three decades, with their last degree certification being in 1991. Congratulations go out to all the lodge members who helped accomplish this task: WM Curtis Wolbert, WB Thomas Anderson, WB David Johnson, WB Douglas Johnson, WB Bruce Watkins, WB Charles Burk, WB Jairo Cabieles, Bro. Scott Buck Jr., Bro. Bruce Gubser, Bro. Steven Johnson, Bro. Cody Persing, and Bro. Michael Frain.
On a beautiful morning in Bassett, Nebraska on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, six members and four ladies of Joseph Warren Camp, Heroes of ’76, and Omaha Chapter No. 19 of National Sojourners presented the Colors and the National Sojourners, Incorporated “Building the Flag Program” to more than 100 attendees. The Program was in support of the annual Bassett American Legion Post No. 123 Memorial Day Ceremony. The “Building the Flag Program” presents the development of the United States Flag from when Congress authorized an official Flag on June 14, 1777, the many iterations it went through to be what it is today, and includes a summary of when the states were admitted. From left to right: WM Bill Pickle and his Lady Judy, WB Okley Gibbs, WM George “Fritz” McMullin and his Lady Deb, Lady Carolyn and WB Carl Diamond. Lady Fay and Br. Dan Daniels, and MW PGM Ron Stites.
On June 2, 2021, W.B. Bill Pickle presented Cullen Krishna with the 2021 Education Scholarship from Bellevue Lodge No. 325. Cullen is the son of Brother Mo and Sister Susanne Krishna.
At the June stated meeting of Waterloo Lodge No. 102 on June 1st, W.B. Kraig Prange was presented with the Knights Templar Cross of Honor by Right Eminent A J Johnson, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Nebraska, as Worshipful Master Gary Maes observes.
On May 19, 2021, Long Pine Lodge Initiated a second Entered Apprentice.
On Thursday, May 28th, the officers of Capitol Lodge No. 3, with the help of some visiting brethren, initiated a new member, Bro. AJ Freeman – son of Capitol Lodge Past Master Andrew Freeman. In attendance were members of six different lodges: Mizpah Lodge No. 302, Bellevue Lodge No. 325, John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290, Cobia Lodge No. 631 in Council Bluffs, Plattsmouth Lodge No. 6 and Covert Lodge No. 11.
On May 26, 2021, Brother Bryan Grafft earned the Grand Master’s Entered Apprentice Proficiency Coin. W.B. Hal Cottrell, Grand Tyler and Deputy Grand Custodian, made the presentation prior to Br. Bryan being passed to the degree of a Fellow Craft mason.
On May 25, 2021, Brother William Coenen was initated into the Fraternity at Craftsmen Lodge No. 314 in Lincoln. He was joined by several visiting brethren from other Lodges. The lodge would like to thank everyone that helped make the degree possible.