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John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290 Receives the Grand Master

Prior to the presentation of the Grand Master’s Coin for Excellence on July 10th, M.W. Patrick Barger was received by the Master, W.B. Brian Briggs, and brethren of John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290.

2018.0710.290GMReceived1MW Patrick Barger is conducted to the Altar by R.W. Charlie Odorizzi, Past Master of John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290 and Grand Chaplain, to be received.

2018-0710-290gmreceived2.jpgW.B. Brian Briggs escorts M.W. Patrick Barger to the East.

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Posted by on July 11, 2018 in Random Thoughts

 

Grand Master Presents Full-form Prove Up Coin to EA at John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290

On July 10th at John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290, and prior to his passing to Fellow Craft, Brother Gary Maes proved his proficiency in the Entered Apprentice Degree via the full-form Entered Apprentice Answers for proficiency.  M.W. Patrick Barger stated that Brother Gary’s Prove Up was the best he had ever witnessed and praised Brother Gary for his effort and ability.  While presenting Brother Gary with the Grand Master’s Coin for Excellence in reciting the full-form Entered Apprentice Answers M.W. Patrick Barger challenged him to continue his Masonic Journey with the full-form proficiency in the succeeding degrees.

2018.0710.290MaesEACoinShown in the picture is the John J. Mercer Fellow Craft Degree Team, Grand Lodge Officers that attended, and the Entered Apprentice Proficient Brother Gary holding his Excellence Coin.  Thank you to Brother Allen Straub for taking the picture.

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2018 in Random Thoughts

 

DGC Receives Commission and Apron at Mercer Lodge

On July 10th prior to a Fellow Craft Degree Conferral at John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290, M.W. Patrick Barger presented W.B. John Dimon with his Grand Lodge of Nebraska Deputy Grand Custodian’s Commission and Apron.  M.W. Barger congratulated W.B. Dimon and thanked him for stepping up and becoming a Deputy Grand Custodian.

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Decorating for the Holiday at Bellevue Cemetery

There was a great turn out from members of Bellevue Lodge No. 325, Alpha Chapter OES No. 325, Rainbow Girls Chapter #24 and Cub Scout Troop #464 to put up of the flags at the Bellevue Cemetery for Independence Day on July 4th.

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Posted by on July 6, 2018 in Random Thoughts

 

Grand Master attend Rainbow Grand Assembly

On Saturday, June 8, 2018, M.W. Patrick Barger attended the Grand Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in Crete. Grand Worthy Advisor Joy Hartranft presented Grand Master Patrick Barger with a card of appreciation and congratulations which described that a donation would be sent to the Grand Lodge for whatever project he designates. Also pictured is Betty Garwood, Supreme Inspector in Nebraska.

Congratulations to you, Joy, on your successful year as Grand Worthy Advisor.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2018 in Random Thoughts

 

Masonic Protection for Fundraiser

For years, two members of Lebanon Lodge No. 323 in Columbus have provided security for the annual American Cancer Society’s Platte County Relay For Life fundraiser.  Their Private Security Consultants is a corporate sponsor of the event and has guarded and transported thousands of dollars raised by the Relay. At left is Past Master Wayne Jacobsen with current Worshipful Master Kim Severyn.

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Posted by on June 11, 2018 in Random Thoughts

 

Bellevue 325 Presents Academic Scholarship

On May 10th, W.B. Myron Bell (left) presented Xavier Hudson (right), a senior at Bellevue East High school, with the Bellevue Lodge No. 325 Masonic Academic Scholarship award for 2018. Good luck in your college endeavors Xavier.

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Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Random Thoughts