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New Member Raised at College View 320

On March 10, 2021, College View Lodge No. 320 in Lincoln raised Brother Steven Johnson 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, Brother Scott Buck Jr. as Junior Warden, W.B. Jairo Cabieles as Chaplain, W.B. David Johnson as Senior Deacon, Brother Bruce Gubser as Junior Deacon, W.B. Chuck Burk as Senior Steward, W.B. Doug Johnson as Junior Steward, and W.B. Bruce Watkins as Tyler. W.B. Doug Johnson and W.M. Curt Wolbert gave the Questions and Answers lecture, W.B. Bruce Watkins gave the 2nd lecture, 3rd lecture, and issued the Charge as well. 

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 March 11, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

CHIP Award Presented in Chadron

A Masonic CHIP Award was presented to John Schultz, Jr., a member of Samaritan Lodge No. 158 in Chadron for his contributions to the Nebraska Freemasons Child Identification Program in the Chadron area. Brother John was not present at Annual Communication, so the award was given to him by Jock Faris, Grand Chaplain, and Charles James, Worshipful Master, at the regular communication of Samaritan Lodge on March 4th.

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Posted by on March 9, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Midwest Conference on Masonic Education Registration Now Open!

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2021 in Masonic Education, Random Thoughts

 

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Plattsmouth Lodge Initiates New Member

Plattsmouth Lodge No. 6 initiated their newest member, Ata Rodgers, on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Pictured from left to right: Worshipful Master Matthew Hullett, Bro. Ata Rodgers, Bro. Dennis Newman (who conferred the degree), and Grand Junior Steward WBro. Eric BenSalah.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Brother Clare Sward awarded the 75-Year Pin

Brother Clare Sward, a member of Alliance Lodge No. 183, and now living in Lincoln, was awarded his 75-Year Pin on February 25. Brother Clare was also presented with the Bronze Jordan Medal Pin, recognizing him as the brother with the longest standing Masonic membership in his lodge. Presenting the awards were M.W. Jim Carlton, Grand Master, and M.W. Russ Reno, Past Grand Master. M.W. Russ is also a member of Alliance Lodge.

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Posted by on February 26, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

EA Proficiency Coin Presented in Elkhorn

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, a member of Waterloo Lodge No. 102 earned his Entered Apprentice Proficiency Coin. Fellow Craft Mason Jason Sullivan, pictured center, previously earned the FC Proficiency Coin. He is pictured with Worshipful Master Gary Maes, left, and Tyler Loontjer, Grand Senior Steward and Deputy Grand Custodian, at right.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

New Member Initiated at John J Mercer Lodge No. 290

On Tuesday, February 16th, John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290 in Omaha initiated a new Brother, Joe Lord. Mercer Lodge was supported by many visiting brethren from Plattsmouth Lodge No. 6, Capitol Lodge No. 3 and George W. Lininger Lodge No. 268.

Front row/floor (L to R): Jesus Sanchez (EA), WB John Herbolsheimer, Josh Anderson (EA), Zack Powell, WB Matthew Hullett, Corey Hainline; First step (L to R): WB Ben Zaayer, Joe Lord (EA), WB John Dimon; Second step (L to R): WB Eric BenSalah, WB Roger Manley, Michael Barnes, Celio Santos; Third step: Christian Soseman.

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Sesostris Shrine Iron Nobles Hold Pancake Feed on Valentine’s Day

The Iron Nobles of Sesostris Shrine held their first fundraiser in almost a year. The tenth annual pancake feed was held on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2021. They had an amazing turnout and estimate there were about 210 people through the door, including a lot of non-Shrine-Masons.

KLKN-TV Channel 8 in Lincoln interviewed Bryan Grove, Captain of the Iron Nobles, on Friday, February 12, and then came out as a follow up during the event on February 14. Bryan believes that the advance news story helped with attendance and getting people other than Shrine-Masons interested in the event. The news coverage can be seen here: https://www.klkntv.com/sesostris-shrine-pancake-feed-raising-money-for-children/

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Newest Member Raised at Mizpah

On February 10, 2021, Mizpah Lodge No. 302 raised Garrett Price to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. He also earned the Grand Master’s Fellow Craft Proficiency Coin for Excellence. 

In attendance from front to back and left to right – Front row: Jim Kassel, Kyle Barchus, Garrett Price, Ben Zaayer, Dalton Kock, Charles Davis, John Diamond. Row 2; John Herbolsheimer, Jim Schmidt, Mike Stuhr, Celio Santos, T.J. Brumfield. Back Row: Dalton Bichlmeier, Patrick Smith, Jeremiah Jones, Terry Winter, Eric Bensalah.
 
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Posted by on February 12, 2021 in Random Thoughts

 

Two Recently Raised in Sidney Receive Proficiency Coins – in all three degrees

Brothers Patrick Drake and Levi Escobar of Frank Welch Lodge No. 75 in Sidney were each awarded with Grand Master’s Excellence in Proficiency Coins in all three degrees. They both demonstrated proficiency just one month after receiving their Masters Degree.

Pictured are WB Mark Carley, Bro. Patrick Drake, Bro Levi Escobar, and WB John Ferguson, Grand Junior Warden.
 
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Posted by on February 11, 2021 in Random Thoughts