Grand Master attend Rainbow Grand Assembly

On Saturday, June 8, 2018, M.W. Patrick Barger attended the Grand Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in Crete. Grand Worthy Advisor Joy Hartranft presented Grand Master Patrick Barger with a card of appreciation and congratulations which described that a donation would be sent to the Grand Lodge for whatever project he designates. Also pictured is Betty Garwood, Supreme Inspector in Nebraska.

Congratulations to you, Joy, on your successful year as Grand Worthy Advisor.

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Posted by on June 13, 2018 in Random Thoughts


Masonic Protection for Fundraiser

For years, two members of Lebanon Lodge No. 323 in Columbus have provided security for the annual American Cancer Society’s Platte County Relay For Life fundraiser.¬† Their Private Security Consultants is a corporate sponsor of the event and has guarded and¬†transported thousands of dollars raised by the Relay. At left is Past Master Wayne Jacobsen with current Worshipful Master Kim Severyn.


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Posted by on June 11, 2018 in Random Thoughts


Bellevue 325 Presents Academic Scholarship

On May 10th, W.B. Myron Bell (left) presented Xavier Hudson (right), a senior at Bellevue East High school, with the Bellevue Lodge No. 325 Masonic Academic Scholarship award for 2018. Good luck in your college endeavors Xavier.


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Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Random Thoughts


Lebanon Lodge 323

Kevin Scheele, Grand Orator and Deputy Grand Custodian, re-certified Lebanon Lodge No. 323 in Columbus on Open and Closing on May 9, 2018. Pictured are Kim Severyn, Worshipful Master, Kevin Scheele, and Rick Porter, Secretary.


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Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Random Thoughts


Norfolk Chamber Annual Banquet

Charlie Odorizzi, Grand Chaplain, attended the Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet in Norfolk with Rod and Shirley Hughes. Rod is the Secretary of Mosaic Lodge No. 55 in Norfolk. The Grand Lodge has joined a number of chambers in an effort to increase awareness of Masonry in the communities.


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Posted by on April 9, 2018 in Random Thoughts


Bronze Jordan Medal Presented at York Lodge

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Pictured are WM Leapley, Grand Orator Scheele and Brother Michel.

Brother Victor Michel received the Bronze Jordan Medal from York Lodge No. 56 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The presentation was made by Grand Orator Kevin Scheele and Worshipful Master Kevin Keapley. Brother Michel’s wife, two sons and their wives were in attendance for the dinner and presentation. Vic also celebrated a birthday during the week of the presentation and will celebrate 65 years as a Mason in April.

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Posted by on April 2, 2018 in Random Thoughts


New DGCs Commissioned by the Grand Master

During the March 24th Lincoln School of Instruction, three new Deputy Grand Custodians were Commissioned by MW Patrick Barger. Shown receiving their Commissions are Worshipful Brothers F. Graham House, Scott Emmett, and Denny Brydl.


On the left is WB John Millington reading the Commission, with MW Grand Master Patrick Barger and MW Scott Krieger, Grand Custodian, who made the presentations of the Deputy Grand Custodian Aprons, followed Worshipful Brothers House, Emmett, and Brydl.

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Posted by on March 26, 2018 in Random Thoughts