On Monday, February 20th, 38 officers of the Valley of Omaha Scottish Rite, along with the Cathedral Board and Scottish Rite Foundation of Omaha board members, were installed in an impressive ceremony in the Scottish Rite theater, followed by our annual Ladies Night at the 'Rite Valentine's banquet. . .
The Knights of St. Andrew was formed in the Valley of Omaha in 2001 to engage 32° "Black Hat" Scottish Rite Masons. The Knights of St. Andrew welcomed three new members at a knighting ceremony on Saturday, February 11th. . .
The Scottish Rite began working with Womens Edition magazine as a way to promote rentals and upcoming events. Womens Edition helps the Scottish Rite reach a target demographic that often directs families' philanthropies and helps decide family rentals for weddings or events. It has been a very positive relationship! . . .
The Scottish Rite Masonic Center played host to the Scottish Society of Nebraska's annual Robert Burns Dinner, celebrating the national poet of Scotland. Ballroom was beautifully decorated with tartan runners and fragrant recycled limbs from Christmas trees with inset tea lights. Eighty-seven guests enjoyed. . .
One of the Valley of Omaha Knights of St. Andrew's oldest traditions is the annual membership dinner, held each January at the end of the Venerable Master's term and before the incoming Master is installed. Thirty Knights and their ladies enjoyed a dinner catered by Sam and Louie's before the Dennis P. Samuelson Service Award was presented, the highest honor the Omaha KSA confers each year. . .
As part of the Scottish Rite line officers’ mission to engage members has become a beloved tradition at the Omaha Valley - the annual Christmas banquet and awards. The Valley hosted the 4th annual banquet on December 19th, with Jeffrey Coleman, 32° KCCH, Venerable Master, and the officers of the Lodge of Perfection serving as Master of Ceremonies. . . .
The Scottish Rite Masonic Center has undertaken to promote our fraternity and our philanthropies in the community, beginning in 2016. Advertisements promoting rentals and the fraternity have appeared in the Omaha Community Playhouse programs with the theme "Dad Was a Freemason - Why Aren't You?" and in Chamber of Commerce publications. Additionally, the Scottish Rite has partnered with KPTM-Fox 42 for a series of "Masonic Minutes," highlighting aspects of the Scottish Rite. Past videos have included a minute on history, our membership, and in December, 2016, our RiteCare philanthropy. . . .
Each year, Jim Flowers undertakes a labor of love, building not just a model train in the Scottish Rite lobby, but an entire village, with a skating rink, light house, animals, buildings, cars and so many other great items he has added over years of building his train set. . .
The Scottish Rite Fall Reunion this past weekend was another for the record books. Eight candidates received the degrees of the Scottish Rite, culminating in the 32° Prince of the Royal Secret on November 17, 18, and 19th. . .
The Scottish Rite Foundation of Omaha hosted the 8th annual Friends of Scottish Rite Dinner and Auction on October 7, 2016 an event which supports the RiteCare Speech and Language Clinics, Ethics on Trial, UNO scholarships as well as the House of the Temple Preservation Foundation. . . .