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Challenge Coins Presented

R.W. Jim Carlton awarded Grand Master EA Proficiency Coins to members of the Grand Lodge proficiency class in Omaha, who demonstrated excellence in Questions and Answers.

Pictured are Jim Carlton, with Matt Briggs and Fritz McMullin of G.W. Lininger Lodge No. 268, and Bill Pickle and Dan Alati of Bellevue Lodge No. 325.
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Posted by on June 27, 2019 in Random Thoughts

 

Steaks and Year Pins at Pawnee Lodge

During the June 23, 2019 Annual Steak Fry of Pawnee Lodge No. 23, three 50-year, one 60-year, and one 65-year Awards were presented on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska by the Master of Pawnee Lodge, W.B. Larry Bradbury, and the Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Ron Stites.

Shown are: front row B Paul Bennett (50) and his lady Mary, WB David Williams (50) and his lady Betsy, WB Daniel Boellstorff (50), WB Gerald Snyder (60) and his lady Joan, and WB Lawrence Bradbury (65); back row RW Ron Stites and WB Larry Bradbury who is the son of WB Lawrence Bradbury.
 
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Posted by on June 24, 2019 in Random Thoughts

 

Nebraska Representatives Attend South Dakota Annual Communication

Past Grand Master John Maxell and M.W. Bob Moninger are shown with the 2019-2020 Grand Master of South Dakota, M.W. Harold Ireland, after M.W. Harold’s installation.  Also attending the Grand Lodge of South Dakota’s June 20-22, 2019 Annual Communication were Deputy Grand Master Ron Stites and Grand Senior Steward Stan Weidner.

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2019 in Random Thoughts

 

Proficiency Coins Awarded at Bellevue Lodge

On June 19, Grand Senior Warden R.W. Jim Carlton presented Grand Master Full Form Proficiency Excellence Challenge Coins for the EA degree to two brothers of Bellevue Lodge No. 325. The brothers receiving the coins were Brother Dylan Tardiff (left) and Brother Kenn Thompson (right). Brother Dylan received the coin for demonstrating outstanding proficiency answering the questions in Q & A for the Entered Apprentice. Brother Kenn learned the new long form requirements at Bellevue Lodge’s round table training sessions, and then gave the first section lecture in a live degree without mistakes. Well done, Brothers Kenn and Dylan!

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2019 in Random Thoughts

 

Lindly Presented with DGC Apron

M.W. Bob Moninger, Grand Master, and W.B. Delmar Jones, Grand Custodian, presented Deputy Grand Custodian Kevin Lindly with his DGC apron and certificate at the regular communication of Custer Lodge No. 148 in Broken Bow on June 19th. W.B. Kevin was appointed as a DGC in February 2019.

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2019 in Random Thoughts

 

Mt Vernon Chapter Celebrating 125 Years

Mt. Vernon Chapter #84 of Plainview is celebrating their 125th year in 2019. An open house was held on June 8th during the annual Klown Days weekend. Members enjoyed visiting with each other and talking with guests who stopped by. A special thank you to Grand Chapter for the yard signs. 

Submitted by Courtney Retzlaff, Worthy Matron

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2019 in Random Thoughts

 

Flood Relief

Members of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska Advancing met at Olive Branch Lodge following their cornerstone ceremony to discuss the distribution of donations received for flood relief applications. 

Pictured: John Ferguson, Grand Junior Deacon; Ron Stites, Deputy Grand Master; Jim Carlton, Grand Senior Warden; Alex Straatmann, Grand Junior Warden, and M.W. Bob Moninger, Grand Master. Not pictured, John Millington, Grand Senior Deacon.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2019 in Random Thoughts