I attended the Officer Installation for Long Pine Lodge #136 on Saturday, and I was really impressed by the turnout. Not only of Masons but also of non-Masons – every chair in the Lodge room was filled and they had to set up folding chairs for the overflow. Alvin Benemerito received an Individual Masonic Achievement Award and I saw him speechless for the first time since I have known Alvin. I saw the officers hand out petitions to three young men (two of them were visiting from other towns) I did visit with them and they are very excited about petitioning their home Lodges and becoming Masons.
The 2013 Master of Long Pine Lodge #136 is Brother Terry Foxworthy and he asked me to tell the Grand Lodge Officers that Masonry in “alive and well in Long Pine Nebraska”.
Grand Junior Steward