Grand Master Installs Officers of Mid-West Lodge No. 317

Grand Master Patrick Barger installed the 2019 officers of Mid-West Lodge No. 317 in Hastings, Nebraska.

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Posted by on January 21, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Tabula Rasa Officers Installed by Grand Master in Open Ceremony

The 2019 Officers of Tabula Rasa Lodge No. 332 in Lincoln were installed by Grand Master Patrick Barger in an open installation ceremony on January 15, 2019. M.W. Russell G. Reno was installed as Master of the lodge.

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Posted by on January 17, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Officers of Long Pine Installed January 12

WBro. Jeremiah Schartz was installed as Worshipful Master of Long Pine Lodge No. 136 in Long Pine, NE. He was installed by RWBro. Bob Moninger, Deputy Grand Master of Masons of Nebraska. The other installing officers include: RWBro. Freddie Clopton (of Omaha), Deputy Grand Master of Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Nebraska as Installing Chaplain, WBro. Daryl Finley (of Omaha) as Installing Marshal and WBro. Ron Nielsen (of Kearney) as Installing Secretary. WBro. Schartz presented his Installing Officers a refreshing gift of a Stock Tank from Brush Creek Brewing Company in Atkinson, NE.

The Officers installed (L-R): (L-R) Scott Emmett – Senior Steward, Dale Mellor – Senior Deacon, Barry Frerichs – Chaplain, Garrett Weidner – Senior Warden, Jeremiah Schartz – Worshipful Master, Murray Mellor – Junior Warden, Alvin Benemerito – Secretary, Stan Weidner – Tyler, Gerald VanEvery – Junior Deacon and Terry Foxworthy – Junior Steward.

As Long Pine Lodge custom dictates – each lady was presented a Rose with the song ♫♫ “Let me call you sweetheart” ♫♫ and as per Long Pine Lodge tradition – the Worshipful Master is Toasted with the Masters song, while standing on his chair, ♫♫”…and here’s to his health…here’s to his health…and here’s to his health in a song!” ♫♫

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Posted by on January 15, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Grand Master Serves as Installing Officer for Lancaster 54

Grand Master Patrick Barger served as the Installing Master for the Installation of Officers for Lancaster Lodge No. 54 held on January 13, 2019 in Lincoln.
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Posted by on January 14, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Officers of College View 320 Installed by Grand Master

College View Lodge No. 320 in Lincoln held its 92nd Annual Installation of Officers at 2:00 p.m. on 12 January 2019 at its lodge building at 4641 Cooper Avenue. Worshipful Brother Curtis Wolbert was installed as Worshipful Master, Worshipful Brother Jairo Cabieles as Treasurer, Worshipful Brother Douglas Johnson as Secretary, Worshipful Brother Paul Hadley as Chaplain, Brother Sean Bush as Senior Steward, Brother Marcus Pierson as Junior Steward, and Worshipful Brother Michael Berger as Tyler.

Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, Most Worshipful Brother Patrick Barger, was the Installing Master, with Right Worshipful Brother Bruce Watkins as the Installing Marshal, Worshipful Brother Earl Robinett as the Installing Secretary, and Worshipful Brother Charles Burk as the Installing Chaplain. Thanks go out to everyone who braved the winter storm warning in Lincoln today to make this event happen.

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Posted by on January 14, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Grand Master Installs Officers of Lincoln 19 and Liberty 300 in Joint Installation

Grand Master Patrick Barger acted as Installing Master for the Joint Installation of Officers of Lincoln Lodge No. 19 and Liberty Lodge No. 300 held on January 10, 2019. Other Grand Lodge Officers assisting with the installation were M.W. Reg Kuhn, Grand Secretary; M.W. Scott Krieger, Sr., Grand Custodian; and R.W. Jim Carlton, Grand Junior Warden.

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Posted by on January 11, 2019 in Random Thoughts


North Star 227 Installs 2019 Officers

The 2019 Officers of North Star Lodge No. 227 in Lincoln were installed during an open installation held on January 6th.

2019.0106.227installationPictured left to right: 1st Row – W.B. Dennis Mundt (Chaplain) W.B. Steve Flader (Senior Deacon) B. Christopher Storz (Junior Warden) W.M. Daniel Chesnut (Worshipful Master) B. Adam English (Senior Warden) W.B. Keith Brocksmith (Junior Deacon) W.B. Steve Wetzel (Secretary). Back Row – Leonard Hernoud (Marshall) B. Henry Sipp (Junior Stewart) B. Bradley Sipp (Senior Stewart) B. Glen Durham (Tyler) Not Pictured B. Allen Plucknett (Treasurer)

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Posted by on January 10, 2019 in Random Thoughts