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College View Raises New Member

On 16 October 2019, College View Lodge raised Brother Caid Blees to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. W.B. Tom Anderson conferred the degree as Worshipful Master, with W.M. Curt Wolbert as Senior Warden, W.B. Byron Van Patten as Junior Warden, W.B. Jairo Cabieles as Treasurer, W.B. Doug Johnson as Secretary, W.B. Paul Hadley as Chaplain, W.B. Grady Wells (Olive Branch Lodge No. 274) as Senior Deacon, Brother Scott Buck Jr. as Junior Deacon, Brother Sean Bush as Senior Steward, W.B. Chuck Burk as Junior Steward, and W.B. Jim Michaelson (East Lincoln Lodge No. 210) as Tyler. W.B. Doug Johnson and W.M. Curt Wolbert gave the Questions and Answers lecture, W.B. Jim Michaelson gave the 2nd lecture, and W.B. Bruce Watkins gave the 3rd lecture and issued the Charge.

Thanks go out to all of the brethren who came together this evening to bring a brother into the fraternity.

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Posted by on October 17, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Widows Sons Members Visit The Nebraska Masonic Home

On Sunday, October 13, the Widows Sons of Memento Mori Chapter rode from Lincoln to Plattsmouth to visit The Nebraska Masonic Home. Mary Russell, Executive Director of The Home, gave them a very warm welcome, an excellent lunch and an eye opening tour of the facilities. The Chapter members commented on what a fantastic facility The Home is, and that the grounds are beautiful and the architecture is stunning. The Chapter members are very proud to raise money for The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, as well as the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children in Fremont. The Widows Sons “are Masons first, bikers second, and have a passion for the Craft.”

Bryan Grove, Chapter Secretary, said of the facility, “As a full-time registered nurse, I’ve been in many long-term care facilities.  I can proudly say this facility was the best kept, clean and organized long-term care I’ve seen. Interactive staff and knowledge of the facility are some of the few words I can say about Mary and her staff.”

One of the residents decided she wanted to go for a motorcycle ride. She had a great time, and a smile a mile wide.

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Posted by on October 16, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Fellow Craft Coin Presented in Springfield

Brother Joe Smith, a Fellow Craft Mason in Springfield Lodge No. 112 earned the Grand Master’s Fellow Craft Coin for Excellence in the full form proficiency. The coin was presented by Grand Chaplain John Herbolsheimer. Pictured are Brother Joe Smith, W.B. Dave Larsen (WM of Springfield 112), and V.W. John Herbolsheimer.

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Posted by on October 10, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Grand Master Visits Plattsmouth Lodge

On Monday, October 7th, Grand Master Bob Moninger visited Plattsmouth Lodge No. 6, during which he presented a 50-year pin to Brother Roger Roberts. Brother Roberts is pictured with his wife Vicki and Grand Master Moninger.

Pictured below, the Plattsmouth Lodge Officers with Grand Master Bob Moninger during his lodge visitation on October 7th.  

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Posted by on October 8, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Member in Columbus Praised for Organizing Cornerstone Ceremonies

On September 11th, Grand Historian W.B. Kevin Scheele visited Lebanon Lodge No. 323 in Columbus for their stated communication. Brethren enjoyed an evening of fellowship and business, opening in the Fellow Craft Degree. At the conclusion of the meeting, W.B. Scheele presented W.M. Wayne Jacobsen a pin from the Grand Master, in thanks for his efforts with the lodge members organizing the double cornerstone event for the new police and fire stations in Columbus. Congratulations again to the brethren of Lebanon Lodge No. 323 for a fine double cornerstone event!

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Posted by on October 2, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Nebraska Shrine Bowl Supports the Huskers

Grand Master Bob Moninger and his wife Pam spent some time tailgating with Ronelle and Bob Nemecek of the Shrine Bowl organization before the Husker game on Saturday, September 28. The group held a banner as the team arrived at the stadium that read “NSB Supports the Huskers.”

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Posted by on October 2, 2019 in Random Thoughts


Active Widows Sons Chapter Donates to Children’s Home

On September 29, 2019, the Memento Mori Chapter in Lincoln of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association, rumbled up Highway 77 to Fremont to the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children. They attended the All Masonic Picnic, celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Arbor Vitae Chapter #92 OES, and presented a check to Ron Giesselmann, Executive Director of the Home.

Secretary Bryan Grove stated, “We have made it our mission to raise money to aide in finances.  This is our fifth year. It’s always a pleasure to see these kids and the excellent care they are receiving. Giving the donation was something we do, but sitting down and having lunch with them is the reward.”

Riders who made the trip were Gary Jorgens, Jr, President and his lady Sarah; Bryan Grove, Secretary and his lady Brittany; and R.K. Patrick, Chaplain.

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Posted by on October 1, 2019 in Random Thoughts