This Sunday 28 July was a double celebration at Naamah Temple No. 108 Daughters of the Nile in Hasting as they were celebrating both their 60th Anniversary and having the Supreme Queen Margaret Ann Risk visit. The event was well attended and there were lots of memories being shared. Congratulations to Maamah Queen Nancy Beach on the visit and a great anniversary party!
Monthly Archives: July 2013
This past weekend saw the Grand Lodge officers in the Ainsworth area for the annual Grand Lodge Officer retreat. This retreat is a time for the officers to get together and go over any business that needs to be done with the entire group. The DGM also uses the meeting as the time to start working on his year as Grand Master. When we weren’t working we had fun tubing down Pine Creek and generally enjoying fellowship with our fellow officers and their wives. We are at the half way point in our Masonic Year and are ready to push hard to finish our projects in the second half of the year!
Congratulations to the new State Officers of DeMolay and to the new DeMolay Sweetheart Arial Moats!
I had the honor and please of attending board meetings at both of our Homes this week. Overall, I can tell you that we are in great shape, have employees that are dedicated to the mission and board members that are working hard to keep both Homes in excellent shape!
Plattsmouth Home — The new addition project is nearly finished and we will be doing the cornerstone ceremony for the new addition on August 11th. Please join us if you can.
Financially the Home is doing well and being good stewards with your donations. As always, we could do more and I encourage each of you to send in your donation to the Caring Club using the card you received this week.
As always, Mary and her staff are doing a wonderful job and we can be proud of the care they render to our Brothers and their female relatives.
Fremont Home — The 4H season is upon us and the kids and staff are working hard on those projects. The home is keeping up with all the animals, the garden and getting ready for 4H day. The annual 4H day will be on August 10th, kicking off with a BBQ at noon then the animal and projects showing. If you’ve never been to one of these, you should really try it out, it’s a blast!
Ron and his staff continue to work hard to give the children a loving and safe environment to learn, grow and excel. The stories we hear about the successes of the Home wouldn’t be possible without all the hard work done by Ron and the staff. The other great thing for the Home is the wonderful Board that helps make sure the Home runs smoothly. The men and women on the board are dedicated to the Home and see it as a personal mission to make sure the Home delivers the finest care for the children.
Please consider including the Fremont Home in your charitable donations as they are always running on a tight budget and taking care of teenagers is expensive!
We had lunch with some of the kids after the meeting and here are the pictures:
While in Indianapolis for Imperial Session, Lady Ann and I had the pleasure of taking a guided tour of the AASR Cathedral. It is a fantastic piece of work that has to be seen to be believed! They managed to build it in 1928/1929 finishing the structure just before the stock market crash. At the time, the structure cost $2.5 million. It is also rented out for non-Masonic activities such as weddings. If you are ever in the area, you must take time to see this building!
Lady Ann and I spend the week in Indianapolis at the Imperial Shrine Session. It was great fun to hang out with our Nebraska Shrine Divans and the sessions were quite interesting. Our Shriners presented a check for $166,600 to the Hospital. This check represent the total of funds raised in the last few years. Congratulations!