GM Rick Myers and Grand Senior Deacon Jim Carlton attended a Grand Cross of Color ceremony for Nebraska’s Order of the Rainbow for Girls on November 19. Waterloo Assembly hosted a Thanksgiving meal for about 80 people following the beautiful ceremony.
Monthly Archives: November 2017
The Grand Lodge officers of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska performed a cornerstone ceremony for the new terminal built at the Grand Island Airport on November 15, 2017. Read the complete story here in the Grand Island Independent.
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, Long Pine Lodge No. 136 performed the Lodge of Military Tribute in Kearney. The event was hosted by Rob Morris Lodge No. 46. The event was attended by Grand Master Rick Myers, Grand Junior Deacon Alex Straatmann, and Personal Representative of the Grand Master Alvin Benemerito acted as Master.
On November 10th, seven Grand Lodge Officers traveled to Alliance to confer the Scottish Rite 8th Degree, Intendant of the Building, on two Alliance Valley candidates. Shown in the photo are R.W. Bob Moninger, M.W. Rick Myers, R.W. Patrick Barger, new Intendants of the Building Jordan Mac and Tanner Johns, W.B. AJ Johnson, R.W. Ron Stites, W.B. Jim Carlton, and W.B. John Ferguson.
On November 9 at Fremont Lodge 15, W.M. Jim Peterson and Grand Master Rick Myers presented a 50-year membership award to Brother Dale Ranslem. His wife Claudia assisted in recognizing Brother Dale’s service to the fraternity.
On November 5th, North Bend Lodge No. 119 honored Brother Ron Freeman and M.W. Brother Ken Beebe for fifty years service as Master Masons. Worshipful Master Tom Mullally, Grand Senior Deacon Jim Carlton and Grand Master Rick Myers, together with Past Grand Masters Eveland, Rasmussen and Skokan were in the large crowd of admirers.
On November 3rd, Steve Barchus, Development Director for The Nebraska Masonic Home, and Grand Master Rick Myers presented Brother Dewain J. McCartney with the Bronze Jordan Medal from McCook Lodge No. 135. Mac is a resident of The Home and was raised on November 12, 1946. He is pictured here with his bride, Jacqueline.
Worshipful Master Jeff Bush and Grand Master Rick Myers presented the Artificer Award to Brother Jeff Calaway at Miloma Lodge No. 328 on November 1.
The Artificer Award is part of the ongoing commitment of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska to membership engagement and getting our new members involved in their respective blue lodges. It is the goal of this award to get our newly raised members involved in the lodge and give them a well-rounded exposure to the different things that this fraternity does, from our charity work, to the visits of the Grand Lodge Officers, to helping to support a lodge function, just to name a few.
A newly raised member of a lodge should be given the opportunity to pursue the Artificer Award starting the night he has been raised or shortly thereafter by a communication from the Master or Lodge Secretary. From this starting point the newly raised Master Mason has fourteen months to accomplish the list of requirements to achieve this award.