Monthly Archives: February 2019

Grand Lodge Online Book Store Now Open!

The Grand Lodge of Nebraska’s Annual Communication was only a few short weeks ago, but the Education Committee is already implementing one of its objectives for the coming year: putting a Masonic Education bookstore online!

There you’ll find many of the books that have been reviewed by Education Committee members in recent years, plus many more that have been recommended by your brethren.  There’s something for everyone. Those just beginning their journey might be interested in the guilty-pleasure, “Freemasonry for Dummies,” while those further down the path may prefer “The Cave and the Light,” a fascinating history of the two greatest philosophers of the western world – Plato and Socrates.

For those brethren looking for something more adventurous, there are works of fiction, to include “The Lost Symbol” and “Crown of Serpents.” Anyone not averse to a little speculation (and what Speculative Mason is?) might enjoy the “The Rosslyn Hoax,” “The Masonic Myth,” and “Solomon’s Builders.” There are literally dozens of books included on the new books site, accompanied by helpful descriptions.

Importantly, the purchase of books from the GL website actually benefits Nebraska Masons because they are linked to the GL affiliate account.  The price of the books remain unchanged, of course, but a small percentage of all sales goes directly back to the Grand Lodge to support our many Masonic endeavors and causes.

Just go to the Grand Lodge website ( and click on the Book Store button!

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Posted by on February 14, 2019 in Random Thoughts


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Grand Master Moninger makes first official visit

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, Bob Moninger, who was installed as Grand Master of Masons on February 2 in Kearney, made his first official visit as Grand Master to his lodge at Hickman Lodge No. 256 in Lincoln.

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Posted by on February 11, 2019 in Random Thoughts


70-year pin presented to member in Syracuse by Grand Master

On February 9, 2019, Grand Master Bob Moninger, Deputy Grand Master Ron Stites, Grand Tyler Larry Donner and brethren of Western Star Lodge No. 2 of Nebraska City traveled to Syracuse, Nebraska to present a 70-year Service Award to WB Robert Weiler. 

In the photo is WB Robert’s son, Brother Mark Weiler pinning WB Robert and assisting is Ed Reed, Past Master of Western Star Lodge, while MW Bob Moninger observes the pinning. A dozen family members and friends attended and all enjoyed celebratory cake provided by Western Star Lodge No. 2.
Shown in the photo are the Grand Lodge Officers and brethren of Western Star Lodge No. 2 who attended the February 9. 2019 presentation of the a 70 -year Service Award to WB Robert Weiler along with WB Robert’s son, Brother Mark Weiler.  WB Robert is seated in the center of the photo and from left to right are B David Stander, WB David Wetrosky, MW Bob Moninger, WB Edward Reed, WB John Grant, RW Ron Stites, B Mark Gray, WB Larry Donner.

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Posted by on February 11, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Benches donated in Wood River

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Posted by on February 5, 2019 in Random Thoughts