M.W. John Maxell, a member of the CHIP Foundation board and of Shiloh Lodge No. 327, presented a non-Mason CHIP Award for 2018 to Rebekah Little of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Shiloh Lodge nominated Rebekah for the award for her work with a CHIP event held at the church in 2018. John and Rebekah are pictured with Tom, also a church representative.
Monthly Archives: March 2019
Grand Master Bob Moninger had an event-filled weekend in the Lincoln area. On Saturday, March 23rd, he attended the Lincoln School of Instruction at Cotner Lodge No. 297.
That evening, he presented a 50-year pin to Richard M. Bales, Jr. at the Craftsmen Lodge Ladies Appreciation Night Dinner.
On Sunday, March 24th, he attended the “Celebrating Grand Lodge” dinner put on by the Sesostris Shrine Sunday. He is pictured with Potentate Richard Eggerling. Donations were collected at the event by Sesostris to contribute to the Masonic Family Flood and Storm Relief effort. A total of $448 was received.
For over 100 years, the community of Fremont has been a trusty and supportive partner with the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children campus. The community of Fremont both Mason and non-Masonic has always been there for the home when needed.
Now it’s our chance to give back to the community!
The Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children campus will be the headquarters for a group of Disaster Relief workers from AmeriCorps for the next 3 to 4 months starting March 27.
They will be housed in the Children’s Home gym, however we need to provide shower facilities for them.
What we need: 2 portable showers or campers with showers that we can have for the 3 to 4 months the AmeriCorps workers will be in Fremont aiding in the relief and reconstruction efforts.
If you have a portable shower or camper that you can loan for any amount of time, to help out please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of Albert Pike Lodge No. 333 in Omaha took a moment following their regular communication on March 20th to capture a photo of the members of the lodge with the Large Lodge Membership Award that was presented to them at Annual Communication in February for their recruitment efforts in 2018. Keith Morrison (1st row, 2nd from left) was filming an edition of NBC’s Dateline in the Omaha Scottish Rite Building and got in on the photo as well.
Nebraska has experienced historic flooding in the eastern part of the state and devastating blizzards in central and western Nebraska with major loss of farm and ranching assets and income in the month of March 2019. Many of our Nebraska Masonic family members have no doubt been affected by these catastrophic events and will need assistance to get back on their feet. Here’s how you can help.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The Nebraska Masonic Relief Fund is collecting monetary donations that will be dispersed to Masonic family members affected by the floods and storms through an application process. If the donations exceed the needs of our Masonic family, the funds will be donated to other flood and storm relief efforts. Those interested in making a financial donation to support relief efforts can do so by clicking the Donate button below.
Donations can also be mailed to Grand Lodge of Nebraska, 301 N Cotner Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68505. Checks should be made payable to Grand Lodge Relief Fund, with flood/storm relief in the memo field.
Thank you so much for your support of this relief effort.
Grand Master Bob Moninger addresses the brethren of Long Pine Lodge No. 136 during his visit to the lodge on March 19, 2019. Also pictured is Jeremiah Schartz, Master of the Lodge.
On March 4, 2019 at the request of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, Brother Delbert C. Huddleston of Waynesville Lodge No. 375 was presented with his 50-Year Service Award by members of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska. The presentation was made in Brother Huddleston’s home and it was an honor and pleasure for the Grand Lodge of Nebraska to present this World War II, Korea, and Vietnam veteran with his Masonic 50-Year Service Award. Pictured from left to right: RW Ron Stites, Deputy Grand Master; Brother Huddleston; RW Jim Carlton, Grand Senior Warden; and MW John Maxell, 2015 Past Grand Master of Nebraska.
On March 5, 2019, Grand Master Bob Moninger visited George Washington Lodge No. 250 in Lincoln for their regular communication. He is pictured with W.M. Keith Chambers.
Job’s Daughters Bethel #18 in Omaha held a Chili Cookoff on March 3, 2019. Among the judges were Grand Master Bob Moninger and Deputy Grand Master Ron Stites. Thirteen different chili concoctions were taste tested and considered before the winner was determined.
The Conference of Grand Masters was held in South Dakota this year. Grand Master Bob Moninger, Deputy Grand Master Ron Stites and Grand Senior Warden Jim Carlton, along with their ladies, attended the conference held from February 16 through February 20, 2019. The storm made for snowy travel, but the conference was well organized and well attended.