Omaha – Ten lodges were represented by eighteen brothers at the Omaha Area Meeting hosted by Nebraska Lodge No. 1 on October 17. Deputy Grand Master Rick Myers facilitated discussion. Participants included MW Grand Master Rix, as well as Grand Senior Deacon Ron Stites and Grand Orator John Fairlie.
Plattsmouth – The Southeast Grand Lodge Area Meeting was held on October 18 and was hosted by Plattsmouth Lodge No. 6. Ten brothers from five lodges attended the meeting. W.B. John Fairlie, Grand Orator, led the meeting. Also in attendance were W.B. Ron Stites, Grand Senior Deacon, and W.B. David Wetrosky, Grand Senior Steward.
Sidney – The West Grand Lodge Area Meeting was held on October 18, hosted by Frank Welch Lodge No. 75. Sixteen brothers from five lodges attended the meeting. W.B. John Ferguson, Grand Chaplain, led the meeting.
North Platte – The Southwest Area Meeting was held on October 18, hosted by Platte Valley Lodge No. 32. W.B. Rob King, Grand Tyler, facilitated the meeting, along with M.W. Dennis Rix, Grand Master. Four lodges were represented by 10 members.
Hyannis – The Northwest Area Meeting was held on October 19, hosted by Zion Lodge No. 234 in Hyannis. The meeting was led by R.W. Bob Moninger Grand Junior Warden. Three brothers from the lodge in Hyannis and Past Grand Master Joe McBride attended.
Walthill – Nine brothers from four lodges attended the Northeast Area Meeting facilitated by W.B. Ron Stites, Grand Senior Deacon on October 19. Olive Branch Lodge No. 274 in Walthill hosted the meeting, and treated those who attended, including M.W. Dennis Rix, with a delicious meal prior to the meeting.
Burwell – The North Central Area Meeting was held October 20 at Blazing Star Lodge No. 200 in Burwell. It was attended by seventeen Brothers representing three different Lodges. After a wonderful meal prepared by WB Larry Donner of the host Lodge, Grand Marshal Kevin Lindly started the meeting by thanking the brothers for attending. Kevin presented the Grand Master’s recommendations as well as the ways the Constitution and Bylaws could be amended along with a reiteration of the importance of filling out and getting the Secretary’s signature and Lodge seal on credentials for each officer. After answering some questions and getting some suggestions Kevin again thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.
Wood River – The South Central Area Meeting was held in Wood River on October 20. Twenty-one brothers from eight lodges attended the meeting, along with M.W. Dennis Rix, Bob Moninger, Rob King and Alex Straatmann. Cement Lodge No. 211 prepared a dinner of smoked pork tenderloin for all attendees.