Monthly Archives: September 2013

Alzheimer’s Walk Omaha

One of Worthy Grand Matron Bev Donham’s projects was to have Eastern Star and other Masonic Family folks walk in and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association walk.  On Sunday, 29 September we all met in Omaha at Mid-Town Crossing for the walk.  It was a great day with hundreds of participants.  WGM Bev’s project raised $4,500 for Alzheimer’s research!  Thank you to all of you who donated to have me walk in this great event!

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Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Appendent Bodies, Random Thoughts


Wall Street Journal article on converting old Lodges

Great article on converting old Lodges into condos!  Seems like a hot market!

Click here: Condos


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Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Random Thoughts


Grand Lodge office gets new parking lot

As the last step in our renovations on the new Grand Lodge building, we are having the old, decrepit parking lot replace with concrete for a long lasting parking lot.  Should be ready to be parked on by next week!

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Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Random Thoughts


Iowa Annual Communications

On 19 – 21 September, First Lady Ann and I attended the Annual Communications of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. The Grand Lodge of Iowa has always supported Nebraska well and we enjoyed our time with our Brethern to the east.  Iowa also has one the best eduction programs and research Lodges I’ve ever come across.  It’s worth checking out on their home page.

Met some old friends, made some new friends and got some good ideas for our jurisdiction.

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Posted by on September 22, 2013 in Installations, Lodge Visits


Hebron Lodge No. 43

Visited Hebron Lodge No. 43 last night along with the Grand Senior Warden John Maxell.  The Lodge opened promptly on time with good ritual work and the business meeting went smooth.  Hebron has a really nice Lodge building and has a great Lodge room. We had a nice meeting, I got to talk to the Brothers about upcoming events and AC.

Keep up the good work, Hebron!

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Posted by on September 18, 2013 in Lodge Visits


Join the Fight against Alzheimer’s!

I’m joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Omaha on September 29th and I need your support. Together, we can become an unstoppable force against this devastating disease. You can help in two ways:

1. Join me in the fight against Alzheimer’s by walking with me.

2. Help me reach my goal by making a donation to my fundraising page.

I hope to make a big contribution in the fight against Alzheimer’s by raising at least $200, and I’d be so grateful if you join or sponsor me. Your support of Walk to End Alzheimer’s will help the Alzheimer’s Association to enhance Alzheimer’s care and support and advance critical research for all those affected by this devastating disease.

Together, we can reclaim the future for millions. Please visit my fundraising homepage to sign up or to donate today.

Click on this link to go to my donation page and sponsor me: Sponsor Tom in the Alzheimer’s Walk!

(If the link above doesn’t work, cut and past the URL below into your browser)

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Posted by on September 13, 2013 in Random Thoughts


Grand Master’s Golf Tournament at North Bend Golf Course

On 9 September, 73 golfers descended on the North Bend Golf Course for the annual Grand Master’s Golf Tournament! The Grand Master’s Tournament is a fund raiser for the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children, the Masonic Home in Plattsmouth and the Nebraska Masonic Foundation.

It turned out to be one of the hottest tournaments in memory with the temp hitting 100 deg. in the afternoon.  Everyone hung in through the heat and we had a great time.  The food was fantastic and was the reward for braving the heat.  As usual we had a great time giving out prizes and gifts.

Many thanks to the golfers who made this a great event and put up with me taking pictures all day!  Also, many thanks to the Golf Committee, North Bend Lodge, North Bend Golf course and the cooks!  Your dedication to this event is what makes it a winner every year!

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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in Random Thoughts