Scottish Rite Summer Family Picnic

The Valley of Omaha Scottish Rite enjoyed the annual tradition of the family picnic this past August 12th.

Sixty Scottish Rite families came out on a perfect Sunday afternoon as the Culinary Masters grilled burgers, brats, and sausages with baked beans, chips, watermelon and s’mores.

In past years, the picnic has been held at Omaha Home for Boys Cooper Farm, but this year it was hosted at Vennelyst Danish Park off North 30th Street in Florence. The location offered plenty of parking, outdoor picnic tables, and a large air-conditioned hall. John Maxell, 33°, General Secretary for the Valley of Omaha, anticipates that the picnic will go back to Cooper Farm next year.

Greg Swinarski, 32° KCCH drew raffle prizes, and every kid and nearly every guest went home with something.

21st annual RiteCare Classic a Great Day for Golf for a Great Cause

Twenty years ago, the Scottish Rite golf outing began as a fun event for members, with extra money going to RiteCare. Over the years, the annual golf benefit became one of the Scottish Rite signature events supporting the RiteCare Speech and Language Clinic. This year, the RiteCare Classic, held on June 13st at Pacific Springs Golf Club, grossed over $16,000 for speech and language services. . .

Scottish Rite Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Moving at the speed of Masonry is often a by-word for moving slower than molasses in winter. But sometimes when you blink, you miss momentous events in Freemasonry. The March business meeting was certainly one of those evenings. In addition to announcing the endowed Scottish Rite Professorship in Speech-Language Pathology,  we began the evening celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish dance from Dowd’s Irish Dance Academy. . .