On April 8, 2019, Most Worshipful Bob Moninger visited Victory Lodge No. 310. During the visit, he was asked to sign the new lodge bible.
W.B. Kevin Scheele, Grand Historian, attended the 75th Installation of Officers of Naphis Temple No. 66, Daughters of the Nile, in Lincoln, and brought greetings from the Grand Lodge. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful year to Queen Teresa Stanley and her officers!
Geneva Lodge No. 79 presented 30- & 40-year pins to three members at their April regular communication on Tuesday, April 2nd. Grand Master Bob Moninger was there to assist W.M. Vic Smith with the presentations. Also pictured is Kevin Bonin, W.M. in 2018.
The brothers recognized were Jerry Lauber, 30 years; Charlie Barbur, 30 years; and Dennis Kimbrough, 40 years.
Additionally, M.W. Bob presented the plaque for 2018 Secretary of the Year to Dan Aspegren. Dan was not able to attend Annual Communication to receive the honor there.
On March 30, 2019, Brother Paul Riffle and his wife Mary from Mapleton, Iowa, delivered a truckload of donated hay from his Pleasant Valley Farm to the Children’s Home in Fremont. Brother Riffle and his wife were welcomed by Ron Giesselmann, Executive Director of the Home, some of the children from the Home, and Grand Master Bob Moninger and his wife Pam. They were also treated to a tour of the new Paden Cottage by one of the resident girls. The Home and the state of Nebraska are grateful for their generous donation.
M.W. John Maxell, a member of the CHIP Foundation board and of Shiloh Lodge No. 327, presented a non-Mason CHIP Award for 2018 to Rebekah Little of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Shiloh Lodge nominated Rebekah for the award for her work with a CHIP event held at the church in 2018. John and Rebekah are pictured with Tom, also a church representative.
Grand Master Bob Moninger had an event-filled weekend in the Lincoln area. On Saturday, March 23rd, he attended the Lincoln School of Instruction at Cotner Lodge No. 297.
That evening, he presented a 50-year pin to Richard M. Bales, Jr. at the Craftsmen Lodge Ladies Appreciation Night Dinner.
On Sunday, March 24th, he attended the “Celebrating Grand Lodge” dinner put on by the Sesostris Shrine Sunday. He is pictured with Potentate Richard Eggerling. Donations were collected at the event by Sesostris to contribute to the Masonic Family Flood and Storm Relief effort. A total of $448 was received.
For over 100 years, the community of Fremont has been a trusty and supportive partner with the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children campus. The community of Fremont both Mason and non-Masonic has always been there for the home when needed.
Now it’s our chance to give back to the community!
The Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children campus will be the headquarters for a group of Disaster Relief workers from AmeriCorps for the next 3 to 4 months starting March 27.
They will be housed in the Children’s Home gym, however we need to provide shower facilities for them.
What we need: 2 portable showers or campers with showers that we can have for the 3 to 4 months the AmeriCorps workers will be in Fremont aiding in the relief and reconstruction efforts.
If you have a portable shower or camper that you can loan for any amount of time, to help out please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.