Monthly Archives: May 2016

Cotner Lodge at Masonic Band Camp


Cotner Lodge No 297 members making big decisions at the Masonic Band camp in Kearney. Fred Liebers, Ralph Riemann and Darrel Weers all serve as chaperones for the camp all week.

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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Centennial Lodge 326 Memorial Day Flag Project

Worshipful Master Carl Lewis (center) and brothers of Centennial Lodge No. 326 placed more than 8000 flags on the graves of veterans on May 25 in Omaha. Project Chairman W.B. Carl Diamond assembled a team including Boy Scouts, Junior ROTC cadets, lodge members, Deputy Grand Master Rick Myers and Grand Orator John Fairlie. The lodge undertakes the project each year prior to Memorial Day weekend.

2016 05-25 CentennialFlags

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Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Fremont Lodge 15 Veterans Breakfast

On May 21, 2016, Fremont Lodge No. 15 held a Veterans Breakfast.

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Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Tehemah Shrine Circus May 17, 2016 in Hastings

The Grand Master, Dennis Rix and his Lady Nan visited Illustrious Sir Ron Nielsen and his Divan at the Tehemah Shrine Circus in Hastings on May 17, 2016.  Circus owner James Christy put on a terrific show and was a very gracious host, allowing the children to come ringside during the ‘whistle’ skit.  The building was full of smiles and wonder from the appreciative crowd.  GM Dennis was like a kid again!  It was such fun, and all while raising money to help fund the Shrine Hospitals.


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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Washington County Awards Banquet

The lodges of Washington County held their annual awards banquet for 50, 60 and 70-year pins award recipients on May 18, 2016.

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Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Grand Chapter OES

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Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Victory Lodge No. 310 Raises Two New Masons

David Dust was raised to the degree of a Master Mason at Victory Lodge No. 310 in Valley today.  James Duff had been raised earlier, but due to work commitments was unable to receive the lectures.  Both new Master Masons were able to enjoy the lectures.  MW Dennis Rix had the honor of introducing Brother David to the setting maul.  WB Rob King conferred the degree and WB K. Roger Dill raised David.  Excellent work by all involved.

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Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Midwest Lodge No. 317 Awards Scholarships

Midwest Lodge No. 317 presented academic scholarships to Alec Eiseman and Samuel Klammer at a dinner before the stated communication.


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Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Masonic Unity in Nebraska

Most Worshipful Grand Master Dennis Rix signs a lease agreement with Worthy Grand Matron Brenda McGuire and Grand Secretary Jan Thoman allowing the state office of the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Nebraska to be moved from Fremont to a space in the building owned by the Grand Lodge of Nebraska in Lincoln. Official announcement of the agreement was made at the May 10, 2016 Informal Opening of the Nebraska Grand Chapter Annual Session.

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Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Grand York Rite Session


Grand Master Dennis Rix addresses the attendees at the Grand York Rite banquet in Kearney on April 29.

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Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Random Thoughts