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. . . .
On Tuesday, September 25th, John Maxell attended a dinner, recognizing the University of Nebraska at Omaha Distinguished Scholars, several of whom received Scottish Rite scholarships. Here, John is with freshman Griffen Gillen, a Music Performance major from Plattsmouth. . .
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. . .
The 10th annual WalkRite for RiteCare was a wonderful success on June 23rd at Lake Zorinsky’s Picnic Pavilion. The weather was a perfect 79°, as we welcomed 150 RiteCare families, the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute staff and faculty, and Scottish Rite Masons and their families to Lake Zorinsky’s picnic pavilion for the Walk. . .
Great evening at the June Scottish Rite Lodge Dinner! We began with a College World Series tailgate party, followed by presentations and Knighting four new Knights of St. Andrew. . .
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. . .