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ShiOma Masonic Center Gathering

The three bodies calling ShiOma Masonic Center in Omaha their home gathered for a Fellowship Picnic July 27 at Cooper Memorial Farm of the Omaha Home for Boys.

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Aksarben Chapter #277 OES, Capitol Lodge No. 3 and Shiloh Lodge No. 327 enjoyed an evening of good food and fun games as new acquaintances were made and old ones were strengthened.

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Posted by on July 28, 2015 in Random Thoughts

 

Omaha Proficiency Class EA Certificates

Four of the Omaha proficiency class led by WB Jim Carlton, Grand Orator received their Certificate of Proficiency in the Entered Apprentice degree tonight, Sunday, July 19, 2015.  They all deserve a big congratulations!

From left to right: Herb Coulter, Gary Finn, Bob Schapp, and Tyler Loontjer

From left to right: Herb Coulter, Gary Finn, Bob Schapp, and Tyler Loontjer

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2015 in Random Thoughts

 

Rocky Mountain Conference of Grand Lodges

The Rocky Mountain Conference of Grand Lodges was held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday July, 16, 17, & 18, 2015 in Casper, Wyoming.  Member lodges are Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.  Also in attendance were representatives from Arizona, Massachusetts, Kansas, South Dakota, and Vermont.  The purpose of the conference is the free exchange of ideas and Masonic matters, and provide Masonic education for our lodges.  The keynote speaker was Mark Allen Tabbert, director of collections for the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Washington, DC.

WB Bob Moninger, GSD, RW Dennis Rix, DGM, and RW Rick Myers, GSW at the 2015 RMMC in Casper, WY.

WB Bob Moninger, GSD, RW Dennis Rix, DGM, and RW Rick Myers, GSW at the 2015 RMMC in Casper, WY.

RW Rick Myers, GSW and WB Bob Moninger, GSD presenting at the Rocky Mountain Masonic Conference in Casper, Wyoming on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

RW Rick Myers, GSW and WB Bob Moninger, GSD presenting at the Rocky Mountain Masonic Conference in Casper, Wyoming on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2015 in Random Thoughts

 

Prince Hall Masons Annual Communications

MW John T. Maxell is shown addressing and bringing greetings to the attendees at the July 17, 2015 Public Opening of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall of Nebraska Annual Communication held in Omaha, Nebraska.

MW John T. Maxell is shown addressing and bringing greetings to the attendees at the July 17, 2015 Public Opening of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall of Nebraska Annual Communication held in Omaha, Nebraska.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2015 in Random Thoughts

 

North Bend Lodge # 119 Steak Fry on July 14, 2015

North Bend Lodge # 119 held their annual steak fry on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  It was well attended by lodges from the surrounding area.  You bring a steak to cook and tableware to eat it, and they are gracious enough to supply the corn on the cob and fixings to match!  This  event is for men only and is a great time to enjoy good food and great fellowship.  The meal was followed by a short business meeting.

WB Ron Giesselmann, MW John Maxell, RW Rick Myers, WB Kent Broyhill, WB Paul Rutherford before dinner

WB Ron Giesselmann, MW John Maxell, RW Rick Myers, WB Kent Broyhill, WB Paul Rutherford before dinner

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WB Bill & RW Dennis confer on the issues

Social Time @ North Bend

WB Craig is receiving good council

WB Craig is receiving good council

Wise council accepted!

Wise council accepted!

WB Oakley Gibbs and RW Rick Myers

WB Oakley Gibbs and RW Rick Myers

Steak and Onions Cooking in Lard, what could be better?

Steak and Onions Cooking in Lard, what could be better?

WB Paul Rutherford and RW Dennis Rix supervising the cooking

WB Paul Rutherford and RW Dennis Rix supervising the cooking

MW John Maxell and WB Dennis Coufal confer while the steaks are grilling

MW John Maxell and WB Dennis Coufal confer while the steaks are grilling

Silence Reigns!  Enjoying the food.

Silence Reigns! Enjoying the food.

WB Rich Ray invites the brothers to attend lodge.

WB Rich Ray invites the brothers to attend lodge.

WB Rich Ray presents MWB Ken Beebe with his Masonic Achievement Award

WB Rich Ray presents MWB Ken Beebe with his Masonic Achievement Award

MW John Maxell Addresses Lodge # 119 and the visiting brethren.

MW John Maxell Addresses Lodge # 119 and the visiting brethren.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2015 in Random Thoughts

 

Newman Grove Annual Picnic

Grand Senior Warden Rick Myers attended the Newman Grove Lodge No. 305 Annual Picnic on July 13th. Members of Albion Lodge No. 78 attended the picnic as well. Members and wives enjoyed good food and fellowship.

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Officers of Newman Grove 305 and Albion 78 gather for the Newman Grove Annual Picnic.

Officers of Newman Grove 305 and Albion 78 gather for the Newman Grove Annual Picnic.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2015 in Random Thoughts

 

Gold Jordan Medal Awarded to Member of Capitol Lodge No. 3

Grand Master John Maxell awarded the Gold Jordan Medal to Brother Paul T. Filipi of Capitol Lodge No.3 in Omaha on July 2nd. The Gold Jordan Medal is awarded to the Nebraska Mason residing within the state with the longest standing membership. Brother Filipi was raised in Signet Lodge No. 193 in Leigh, Nebraska on March 26, 1940. Signet Lodge consolidated with Northern Light Lodge No. 41 in Stanton in 1976, and, in 2002, Brother Filipi transferred his membership to Capitol Lodge No. 3. He has been a member for over 75 years.

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Pictured are M.W. John Maxell, Gold Jordan Medal Holder Paul Filipi and Worshipful Master Andrew Freeman of Capitol Lodge No. 3.

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Grand Master Maxell also presented the Lodge Membership Award to the members of Capitol Lodge No. 3 on July 2nd. The membership award was announced at Annual Communication in February 2015. The lodge was the small lodge in the state with the highest percentage of membership increase in 2014, with a net increase in membership of 12.20% and 10 members.The large lodge winner was Florence Lodge No. 281 in Omaha, with a net increase in membership of 1.96% and 2 members.

Pictured are 2014 Master of Capitol Lodge Kenneth Bunnell, Jr., M.W. John Maxell, and 2015 Master of Capitol Lodge Andrew Freeman.

Pictured are 2014 Master of Capitol Lodge Kenneth Bunnell, Jr., M.W. John Maxell, and 2015 Master of Capitol Lodge Andrew Freeman.

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Posted by on July 9, 2015 in Random Thoughts