On Wednesday evening, March 27, I attended the final School of Instruction hosted by Lancaster Lodge No. 54. While the quality of the work was excellent (Lancaster pulled off a word perfect opening!) the attendance was quite disappointing. Working on upping the attendance at the Lincoln SOI will definitely be a project for the upcoming officers. It is so important that we learn to do the work correctly both in word and floor work. It is our ritual that teaches us and ties us together.
Monthly Archives: March 2013
On Tuesday March 26, I attended the 89th annual Past Masters Banquet honoring the most recent Past Master, WB Roy Walton, Jr. We had a great meal and the had some words from WB Walton. This was followed by a presentation of a new custodian apron to WB Roy Smith. WB Smith was also the entertainment for the evening giving us a very interesting walk through symbols used on head stones in Cass county cemeteries.
On Monday the 25th I attended the School of Instruction hosted by Nebraska Lodge No. 1. Once again the Lodge was packed with around 80 Brothers attending. The work was excellent and fellowship afterwards was excellent as well. It’s always good to attend these every year to brush up on the finer points of our work.
Today I attended the seventy-eighth installation of officers for Sat-ra Temple No. 59 Daughters of the Nile. It was a beautiful ceremony and I wish Queen Angie Huebner the best of luck in her year as queen! (This year is also the 100th year of Daughters of the Nile!)
On Thursday, March 21, I attended the FC / MM School of Instruction hosted by Liberty Lodge No. 300. While attendance was not great, those in attendance did good work and we had productive feedback on the work from Grand Custodian Bruce Watkins.
On March 14 – 16 I attended the annual communications of Kansas. It was good to see some old friends and make some new ones. The best part is learning new ideas of things we could do here in our jurisdiction. The week ended with installation of the officers. The Masonic Temple in Salina is a wonderful piece of architecture both inside and out. If you ever get a chance to stop by, it’s worth the time.