In 1998, the Scottish Rite golf outing began as a fun event for members, with extra money going to RiteCare. Somewhere along the way, it became a fundraiser in its own right, and was rebranded as the RiteCare Classic. This year, the RiteCare Classic, held on June 12th at Pacific Springs Golf Club, grossed over $20,000 for speech and language services. . .
Monday, May 18th was a busy evening at the Omaha Valley Scottish Rite. The evening began with a debate on Nebraska’s proposed Red Flag law, allowing a relative to petition the court to have someone’s firearms taken away . .
The weather on May 15th was an absolutely perfect 80° without out a trace of humidity - just right for the Spring Outing. Nearly 200 people turned out for trap shooting, steaks, cocktails and beer at the Papillion Gun Club. . . .
The Valley of Omaha Scottish Rite welcomed 9 new 32° Scottish Rite Masons at the 270th Reunion on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th during the Del D. Weber, 33° Memorial Class. The Class honored our late Brother Ill. Del D. Weber, 33°, who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer this past January. . .
On April 26, 2019, M.W. Bob Moninger, Grand Master of Masons in Nebraska, and the officers of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska had the honor of dedicating a cornerstone at the Omaha Central High School Arts and Library Addition. . .
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Valley of Omaha welcomed Dowd’s Irish Dance Academy Dancers on March 18th at the Lodge Dinner and meetings. The young ladies, who included Andrew and Christina Muska’s daughter Lena, performed several traditional sets and hornpipe dances. . .
True love can’t be stopped with wintry weather. Over 120 Scottish Rite Masons braved the cold for an evening of music, dancing, and a great dinner of shrimp and beef, served by the Culinary Monday, February 18th was the annual Ladies Night at the ‘Rite, our celebration of our ladies and all they do for us throughout the year. . .
Paul Rutherford, 33°, served as Installing Master on January 21, 2019 and installed the officers of the Lodge of Perfection, Chapter of Rose Croix, Council of Kadosh, Consistory, as well as the Cathedral Board, Scottish Rite Foundation of Omaha, Knights of St. Andrew and the Royal Order of the Duck. . .
One of the best-attended and most popular events of the year is the Valley of Omaha Christmas banquet. Awards are given to Brethren who have made a significant difference during the year as leaders, mentors, volunteers, as well as a few “rubber chickens,” given for members who have done something worthy of a good laugh. . .
The Friends of Scottish Rite Dinner and Auction continues to grow, serving as one of the Valley of Omaha’s major fundraisers of the year. This year, the Friends Dinner was held on Friday, October 19th, welcoming 222 guests. Dinner guests enjoyed a hosted wine tasting and fine Scotch tasting, bid on extraordinary silent and live auction items, including tickets to the award-winning musical Hamilton in Chicago, a Tennessee whiskey tour, jewelry, quilts, a custom-made Nebraska Cornhuskers firepit and Huskers soda machine, and numerous items and baskets. . . .