Monthly Archives: September 2016

Shiloh Lodge Hosts Ladies at the Table

Shiloh Lodge No. 327 in Omaha held a Ladies at the Table on Wednesday, September 28. The event was attended by Prince Hall Grand Master Rodney Wheeler, John Furstenberg of the Omaha Home for Boys, Deputy Grand Master Rick Myers and his lady Marsha, as well as Tangier Potentate Charlie Marchand and his lady Connie, many Grand Lodge Officers from Prince Hall, and Nebraska Past Grand Masters John Maxell, Ivan Vrtiska and Charlie Amidon.

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Posted by on September 30, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Year Pins in York


York Lodge No. 56 held their annual awards dinner for 50 & 60 year pin recipients on September 27, 2016. Grand Junior Deacon Jim Carlton presented a 60-year pin to Brother Norm Williams (left) and a 50-year pin to Brother Tommy Toms (right).

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Posted by on September 28, 2016 in Random Thoughts


First Responders Honored in Norfolk


Beulah Chapter #40, Order of the Eastern Star of Norfolk, honored the First Responders by inviting them to the Norfolk Masonic Family annual pancake feed Saturday, September 24th at the Masonic Center.  First Responders were given free tickets to the pancake feed.   First Responders from the Norfolk Fire Department, Hadar Fire Department and the Norfolk Police Department attended.

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Posted by on September 26, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Pasture Lodge in Thedford

A pasture lodge that was jointly hosted by by Zion Lodge No. 234 in Hyannis and Seneca Lodge No. 284 in Thedford was held on Sept. 14 in Thedford. The pasture lodge was held south of Seneca, NE on land owned by Brother Kyle Haake.   There were 25 Brothers in attendance, including Most Worshipful Grand Master Dennis Rix and Grand Marshal WB Kevin Lindly.  Brethren from several Lodges were represented including Fremont No. 15, Platte Valley No. 32, Custer No. 148, Minnekadusa No. 192, Zion No. 234 and Seneca No. 284.  During the meeting, the Brethren of both lodges unanimously decided to make the pasture lodge an annual occurrence.  After Lodge was closed and the lodge furnishings loaded up, there was no indication we had been there other than our vehicle tracks.  We retired to the building site about 1/2 mile away and were treated to an excellent meal and great fellowship.

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Posted by on September 19, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Omaha Class Participants Earn Fellow Craft Proficiency

20160918.Proficiency.jpgStudents in the Omaha area Grand Lodge Personal Proficiency Class display their certificates of individual proficiency in the Fellow Craft Degree. Left to right are Dan Marr, Chuck Sohm, Bernie Hauber, Hal Cottrell, Mark Westadt, and Matt Vandergriff. These brothers are on track to earning their complete individual proficiency during 2016.

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Posted by on September 19, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Installation of Prince Hall Grand Officers


Today was Prince Hall Americanism Day and Installation of Prince Hall Grand Lodge Officers at the Masonic Hall located at 24th and Ames Ave. in Omaha.  Pictured above is M.W.B. Rodney L. Wheeler Sr., Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Nebraska and M.W.B. Dennis E. Rix, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful, the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Nebraska.

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Posted by on September 18, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Bronze Jordan Medal Presentation

M.W. Bruce Baker, Past Grand Master, presented the Bronze Jordan Medal to Lloyd Brownlee at his home in Lincoln on September 9, 2016 on behalf of Mid-West Lodge No. 317. Brother Lloyd did his work in less than a week during WW2.


Pictured left to right are M.W. Baker, Bro. Lloyd Brownlee and his cousin Bro. Ronald Ferguson who is also the Bronze Jordan Metal holder for his lodge, Union Lodge No. 287 in Palmyra.
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Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Random Thoughts