Olive Branch Lodge No. 274 held a free drawing for a boy’s and a girl’s bicycle at the Pender Alumni Parade in Pender on Sunday, June 27th. The picture shows the winner of the boy’s bicycle. He might not be big enough to ride it yet, but he was happy anyway. (The girl winner was not available for a picture.)
: Brother Edwin Alas earned the Grand Master’s Proficiency Excellence Coin in the Entered Apprentice Degree on June 21, at Nebraska Lodge No. 1. Pictured are Eric Jones, SW and conferring Master for the Fellow Craft Degree, Brother Edwin Alas, and Jim Carlton, Grand Master.
On June 19th, 2021, six members of Long Pine Lodge No. 136 and Plainview Lodge No. 204 attended the Grand Lodge Leadership Seminar that was held at the beautiful and historic Long Pine Lodge building . Curt Wolbert was the facilitator of the seminar and attendees included (Pictured left to right) Garrett Weidner, Jeremiah Schartz, Colin Andrews, Gale Ketzlaff, Stan Weidner, and Alvin Benemerito.
On Thursday, June 17th, with the assistance of some visiting brethren of John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290, Bro. Andrew McGlothlen of Capitol Lodge No. 3 was passed to the degree of a Fellow Craft Mason. Pictured in front is Bro. Andrew (left) and his father Dave McGlothlen (right).
On Monday, June 14, 2021 at the Lincoln Valley Scottish Rite Building, Worshipful Brother Edsel Grove of Highland Lodge No. 194 in Cortland received a 50-year pin. The pin was presented by R.W. John Millington, Grand Senior Warden. Brother Bryan Grove had the pleasure of placing the pin on his father’s lapel.
Lincoln Lodge No. 19 conferred the Master Mason degree on Brother Samuel Settle on June 15, 2021.
On June 12, 2021 members of George W. Lininger Lodge No. 268 gathered at Forest Lawn Cemetery to conduct the Third Annual Masonic Memorial Ceremony for its namesake, Most Worshipful Brother George Washington Lininger. Annually the Ceremony is conducted on a Saturday in June either before or after the Lodge’s Chartering date, June 10th. MWB Lininger is a Past Master of Capitol Lodge No. 3 and hopefully brothers from Capitol Lodge will be able to join the Fourth Annual Masonic Memorial Ceremony in June, 2022. Shown standing in front of the Lininger vault from left to right are: Br. Mike Precella, WB Chris Carter, MW George “Fritz” McMullin, WB Okley Gibbs, and Br. Mario Buda. Not shown is the photographer WB Don Leu.
Justus Melton was initiated as an Entered Apprentice on June 9th at Rob Morris Lodge No. 46 in Kearney.
On June 9, 2021, Mizpah Lodge No. 302 in Omaha welcomed many visiting brethren to initiate Travis Prinz as an Entered Apprentice Mason.
On June 9th, 2021, College View Lodge No. 320 completed its last degree certification requirement for 2021 and was certified proficient in all three degrees by DGC Suman Vallabhbhai. This task had not been accomplished by the lodge in three decades, with their last degree certification being in 1991. Congratulations go out to all the lodge members who helped accomplish this task: WM Curtis Wolbert, WB Thomas Anderson, WB David Johnson, WB Douglas Johnson, WB Bruce Watkins, WB Charles Burk, WB Jairo Cabieles, Bro. Scott Buck Jr., Bro. Bruce Gubser, Bro. Steven Johnson, Bro. Cody Persing, and Bro. Michael Frain.