Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sonny Eatmon Traveling Gavel Presented to Utica Lodge

The Sonny Eatmon Traveling Gavel was passed from Euclid Lodge No. 97 in Weeping Water to Utica Lodge No. 96 by Grand Master Rick Myers at the Town Hall area meeting at Utica Lodge on Monday, March 20.


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Posted by on March 21, 2017 in Random Thoughts


50-year Pin Presented in Walthill

Grand Master Myers and Grand Orator Ron Grass presented Brother Paul Kruse with a 50-year pin at Olive Branch Lodge No. 274 on March 16. Also pictured with Brother Kruse and his wife are (left ) WM Pete Kruse, Master of Cotner Lodge, his wife, and WM Jon Cerny (right) of Olive Branch.


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Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Random Thoughts


Grand Lodge Officers Host Area Town Hall Meetings throughout Nebraska


Prior to the area meeting on March 31, Grand Master Myers and members of Long Pine Lodge No. 136 prepared video greetings to an English lodge. Personal Rep Alvin Benemerito appears in this photo with other members of Long Pine 136 and M.W. Myers.


Grand Orator Ron Grass conducted an area meeting on March 29, hosted by Olive Branch Lodge No. 274 in Walthill. Attendees included Grand Master Myers and Membership Committee Chair Jeffrey Coleman.


Deputy Grand Master Patrick Barger hosted an area town hall meeting in Lincoln on March 23. Also attending were Grand Master Rick Myers, Grand Senior Steward John Millington and Past Grand Master Russ Reno.


On March 21, Grand Junior Steward Charlie Odorizzi hosted an area meeting at John J Mercer Lodge 290 in Omaha. Here he interacts with the Master of Miloma Lodge. A number of area lodges provided ideas and comments to WB Charlie, Grand Senior Deacon Jim Carlton, and Grand Master Myers.


Grand Tyler Karl Rasmussen conducted the area meeting hosted by Acacia Lodge No. 34 in Schuyler on May 15.


Grand Master Rick Myers talks with members of Geneva Lodge No. 79 and Hebron Lodge No. 43 at the March 14 area town hall meeting in Geneva.


Grand Senior Steward John Millington hosted the area town hall meeting on March 14 held at Geneva Lodge No. 79 and attended by several other lodges.

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Posted by on March 15, 2017 in Random Thoughts


Honors Night in Ainsworth

Silver Cord Lodge No. 224 held a special dinner meeting to honor 50- and 60-year members on Sunday, March 12 at the Masonic Center in Ainsworth. Approximately 50 members and guest were in attendance. Bethany Chapter 113 OES also presented a 50-year pin.
224-5Pictured L-R: MW Joe McBride – PGM, Sis. Melba Bejot – 50 year OES member, WBro. Francis Bejot – 50 years, WBro. Stan Libolt – 50 years, WBro. Wayne Bower – 50 years, WBro. Gerry Allen – 60 years, WBro. Dale Kirkpatrick – 50 years and WBro. Alvin Benemerito – Personal Representative of the Grand Master.

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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Random Thoughts


MW Amidon Receives Bronze Jordan Medal from Shiloh 327

After more than 67 years as a Master Mason, MW Charles Amidon, Past Grand Master, was presented with the Bronze Jordan Medal for Shiloh Lodge No. 327. Grand Master Rick Myers was honored to present the award to MW Charlie. In the audience were PGM Ivan Vrtiska, GJW Ron Stites and dozens of Shiloh members and their ladies.

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Posted by on March 9, 2017 in Random Thoughts


Grand Master Visits Omaha 288

Most Worshipful Rick Myers, Grand Master, and Most Worshipful John Maxell, Past Grand Master, enjoyed great hospitality at Omaha Lodge No. 288 on March 7.


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Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Random Thoughts


A Time with the Ladies

At Grand Master Rick Myers’ event “A Time with the Ladies” on March 4 at the Omaha Scottish Rite, attendees greatly enjoyed the performance by the Midland University’s Clef Dwellers.


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Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Random Thoughts