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Monthly Archives: April 2021

First Existing MM Accepts Challenge to Earn Proficiency Coins

Worshipful Brother Jeff Buhrman of Tabula Rasa Lodge No. 332 in Lincoln earned the Fellow Craft and Master Masons Proficiency Coins for Excellence at the lodge meeting in April. Most Worshipful Grand Master Jim Carlton presented the coins. Brother Jeff is the first to accept the challenge (this year only) to existing Master Masons to learn the Q&As for the FIRST TIME and compete for a coin.

Pictured are R.W. Grand Senior Warden John Millington, M.W. Grand Custodian Patrick Barger, W.B. Jeff Buhrman, M.W. Grand Master Jim Carlton, and W.B. Grand Tyler Hal Cottrell.
 
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Posted by on April 29, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Cotner Member Presented with 60-year Pin

On April 23, 2021, W.B. James B. Hyland was presented with his 60-year membership pin and certificate at the Past Master’s Dinner for Cotner Lodge No. 297 in Lincoln. There were several in attendance for the dinner. W.M. Jeff Axelson made the presentation, with Jim’s wife Alma.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Two Members of Bellevue Lodge Earn Proficiency Coins

At a Special Communication of Bellevue Lodge No 325 on April 21, 2021, two members earned Grand Master’s Proficiency Coins for Excellence.

Brother Josh Hall was presented with the Master Mason Proficiency Coin, and Brother Jocef Hernandez was presented with the Fellow Craft Proficiency Coin. 

Pictured at left are Most Worshipful Jim Carlton, Bro. Josh Hall, Worshipful Master Bill Pickle, and Bro. Kenn Thompson (in the background).  

Pictured at right are Most Worshipful Jim Carlton, Bro. Jocef Hernandez, Worshipful Master Bill Pickle, and Bro. Kenn Thompson (in the background).  

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

New Member of Rob Morris Lodge

On April 21, 2021, Rob Morris Lodge No. 46 in Kearney held an Entered Apprentice Degree to initiate their newest member, Frank Sedem. He is pictured front-center with the brothers in attendance at the degree. Congratulations, Brother Sedem.

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Members of Mercer Visit Iowa Lodge

The Brethren of John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290 in Omaha were out traveling again. This time to Cobia Lodge No. 631 in Council Bluffs, IA. Past Master (Mercer) John Dimon, DGC is a plural member of the Lodge. His late father is also a Past Master of Cobia.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Eatmon Traveling Gavel Moves to North Bend Lodge

Members of Albert Pike Lodge No. 333 travelled to North Bend Lodge No. 119 to present them with the Sonny Eatmon Traveling Gavel.

Left to right, North Bend WM Steve Grueber, WB Micah Evans (Pike Secy), and Pike WM Carl Simmons. 

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Craftsmen Lodge Joins Society of Washington Lodges

Craftsmen Lodge No. 314 recently became the fifth Nebraska lodge to join the Society of Washington Lodges in support of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Nebraska is just one lodge shy of tying Massachusetts, which has six lodges in the Society.  

For their contribution, Craftsmen received a large portrait of Washington in his Masonic apron, jewels for the Wardens and Master and a certificate of membership. In addition, Craftsmen Lodge will be listed on a plaque at the Memorial honoring participating lodges. 

Ambassadors of the Memorial are located around the state to make presentations to lodges. For more information, contact M.W.Bro. Russ Reno at negm2009@hotmail.com or call 402-617-4039. 

The brethren of Craftsmen Lodge No. 314 with the portrait of Washington in his Masonic apron and a certificate of membership in the Society of Washington Lodges.
 
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Posted by on April 14, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Bee Hive Lodge in Omaha Initiates New Member

New member Heath Evans was initiated at Bee Hive Lodge No. 184 in Omaha. He is pictured in front with his father, Brother Joe Evans.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Master Mason Proficiency Coin for Excellence Earned at Mizpah

On April 7, 2021, Brother Garret Price of Mizpah Lodge No. 302 earned his third coin for proficiency excellence, completing his Master Mason proficiency at the regular communication. Brother Garrett has also earned coins for his Entered Apprentice and Fellow Craft proficiencies. W.B. Ben Zaayer served as Deputy Grand Custodian for supervision of the work and presented Brother Garrett with his coin.

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

FC Proficiency Coin Earned at Elkhorn

On April 6, 2021, Br. Jimmy Connolly, a Fellow Craft Mason of Waterloo Lodge No. 102, earned his Fellow Craft Proficiency Coin for Excellence.  W.B. Hal Cottrell served as Deputy Grand Custodian.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2021 in Random Thoughts