The May Education Newsletter is posted!

The May 2022 Education Newsletter has been posted! This month includes a very striking piece from a Brother in Ohio regarding the meaning of the Acacia in his Masonic journey.

Also included is our own WB Bob Lingerfelt’s new book!

The Travels of Gaius: A Masonic Tale of Allusions

by Bob W. Lingerfelt

The Travels of Gaius is an entertaining and instructional tale intended to familiarize new Freemasons with fundamental Masonic concepts. It is the story of an adventurous young man named Gaius who travels to a strange, unknown land in his search for a thing of great value that was lost long ago. Aided by Dux, an enigmatic guide from a mysterious Order, our hero finds himself tested by the powerful Wardens of the Gates and the ingeniously wicked creatures that lurk in the realms of Beauty, Strength, Wisdom, and Ignorance.

So click on the button and get caught up on Masonic Education!

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Posted by on May 9, 2022 in Random Thoughts


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Midwest Conference on Masonic Education

The 2022 Midwest Conference on Masonic Education was held on April 29 – May 1 in Kansas City, MO and it was a great success!

After 2 years of not being able to attend in person, over 40 Brothers gathered in KCMO for the conference and some much needed fellowship!  In fact, one of the most popular parts of the conference were the round-table / breakout sessions where Brethren could exchange ideas on Masonic Education.

The website has been updated with videos of the presentations (with the exception of the Saturday night presentation.  The presenter did not want to be recorded) and other materials from the conference.

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Conference which will be held in Canton, Ohio at the beautiful Canton Masonic Temple on April 28 – 30, 2023!

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Posted by on May 6, 2022 in Masonic Education, Random Thoughts


Grand Lodge of Michigan Visitation

Waterloo Lodge No. 102 was pleased to host WB Shawn Bashore, Grand Senior Steward of Grand Lodge of Michigan, F.& A .M. at our business meeting last night.  His daughter lives in Waterloo so he stopped by while he was visiting.  As usual, our business meeting was well attended.

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Posted by on May 4, 2022 in Lodge Visits, Random Thoughts


George W. Lininger Lodge No. 268, 33rd Annual Table Lodge

 “The evening of April 19th 30 members and guests of George W. Lininger Lodge No. 268 met for its 33rd Annual Table Lodge.  Attendees enjoyed a superb catered meal and festivities that traditionally accompany a meeting like a Table Lodge.

Guests attending included members of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Nebraska to include its Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Percy J. Newton, Sr.  A part of the evenings events was the recognition of the George W. Lininger Lodge 70 year, two 60 year, and five 25 year members of the Fraternity.  Receiving his 70 Year Service Pin, Certificate, and wallet card from Worshipful Master Mario Buda was Brother James W. Dinsmore, who is also the Lodge’s Bronze Jordon Medal holder.

Recognized for 60 years were Worshipful Brother David W. Haggart and Brother Richard W. Kelley.  Twenty-five year members recognized were Brothers Daniel J. Elmore, Michael L. Lawson, Danny L. Stanley, Lawrence R. James II, and Michael E. McIntyre.  Shown with his 70 Year Certificate and pin on his lapel is Brother James W. Dinsmore in the center with Worshipful Master Mario Buda on the left and Right Worshipful Percy Newton on the right.”

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Posted by on May 4, 2022 in Table Lodge


Welcome Brother Mai!

Brother Josh Mai was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason last night at Centennial Lodge #326. In attendance were his father Br Rich Mai, brother Br Robert Mai, and grandfather Br Ben Whitbeck.

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Posted by on March 31, 2022 in Degree Work, Random Thoughts


All Committee Meeting

Committee members from all committees and Grand Lodge officers had a very productive Saturday conducting the all committee meeting. It was great to see so many faces today in Fremont.

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Posted by on March 13, 2022 in Children's Home, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized


Grand Master awards 60 year pin

GM Alex Straatmann recently visited Jachin Lodge #146 in Holdrege and honored one of its long time members, Lemoyne Exstrom and presented Lemoyne with a certificate, card, and a 60-year pin. In the background above the certificate is a picture of W.Eugene Exstrom, Lemoyne’s father, who initiated Lemoyne in 1962 and served as Master of Jachin Lodge #146 in 1959 and 1968.

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Posted by on March 10, 2022 in Lodge Visits


George W. Lininger Lodge No. 268 Installation

During the evening of January 19, 2022 George W. Lininger Lodge No. 268 installed its 2022 elected and appointed officers.  The Installing Master was W\B\ AJ Johnson and he was assisted by W\B\ Rick Gilmore, Installing Marshal, W\B\ Okley Gibbs, Installing Secretary, and B\ Mike Precella, Installing Chaplain.  Officers installed in the front row, left to right, B\ John Dart, Junior Deacon; W\M\ Mario Buda, Master; B\ Nick Warner, Senior Warden; B\ Gary Williams; and W\B\ Don Leu.  Back row from left to right B\ Peter Haring, Senior Steward; W\B\ George McMullin, Senior Deacon; and B\ Robert Johnsen, Junior Deacon.

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Posted by on February 18, 2022 in Installations


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College View Lodge No. 320 Wins Rock Maul Award (Small Lodge)!

During 165th Grand Lodge Annual Communication that was held in Kearney, Nebraska, from February 3rd-5th, College View Lodge was awarded the “Rock Maul Award” (Small Lodge), the “Grand Lodge Pillar Award,” the “Lodge Vitality Award,” and WB Curtis Wolbert was awarded the “Grand Master’s Leadership Award” as well. This is the 3rd time that College View Lodge has won the “Grand Lodge Pillar Award” and the 2nd time that it has won the “Lodge Vitality Award.” This was the 1st time that College View Lodge has won the “Rock Maul Award” though. It was a great honor to receive all of these awards by the Grand Lodge of Nebraska and College View Lodge is already looking to retain the “Rock Maul Award” for 2022!

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Posted by on February 12, 2022 in Random Thoughts


Long Pine Lodge Holds Installation and Ladies at the Table

On January 22, 2022, Long Pine Lodge No. 136 installed the officers for 2022 and held a Ladies at the Table event.

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Posted by on January 29, 2022 in Random Thoughts