On July 22, 2017, to celebrate the lodge centennial, the Grand Lodge officers rededicated Cotner Lodge No. 297 in Lincoln. The ceremony was attended by several Grand Lodge officers, Past Grand Masters, members of Cotner Lodge and other area Lincoln lodges, as well as family and friends. Following the ceremony at the lodge, Grand Master Rick Myers presented Brother Bill Short with the Artificer Award. He was raised on April 26, 2016, and worked very hard throughout the past year to complete all of the requirements to receive the award.
After the rededication, the celebration was moved to the Bethany Shelter for a picnic prepared by Entered Apprentice Wahadi Allen and Brother Bill Short.
Pictures courtesy of GM Rick Myers, RW Ron Stites and John Knoell of Hickman Lodge No. 256.