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.
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.