Despite the COVID-19 lock down of The Nebraska Masonic Home, technology came to the rescue. A 70-year pin, certificate, and card were presented to Home resident Brother John W. Richart, a member of Shiloh Lodge No. 327, on September 18, 2020 via a Zoom Conference. As requested by the Shiloh Lodge Master, W.M. Rex Waller, and with the assistance of W.B. Steve Barchus, The Nebraska Masonic Home’s Foundation Director, M.W. Ron Stites presented Brother John with the honor. Also, joining in the Zoom Conference were M.W. John Maxell, Past Grand Master (2015) and Past Master of Shiloh Lodge, and Brother John’s son, Brother Fred Richart.
Picture 1: On the big screen is Brother Fred Richart, seated is Brother John Richart, and presenting the certificate is W.B. Steve Barchus.
Picture 2: Grand Master Stites on the big screen with Brother John Richart and W.B. Barchus.
Picture 3: Worshipful Master Waller on the big screen with Brother John Richart and W.B. Barchus.
Picture 4: W.B. Barchus places the pin on Brother John Richart’s lapel.