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. . .
Seventeen new Brothers joined the Scottish Rite at the Spring Reunion, named in honor of our late Brother John Wonder, 33° this past May 17th, 18th, and 19th. The Class honored John J. Wonder, 33°, who joined in 1996. . .
A year ago, the Spring Outing was almost derailed by weather advisory warnings. This year, however, the Great Architect kept an eye out for the Scottish Rite Spring Outing at the Papillion Gun Club, delivering perfect Spring weather, without a cloud in the sky. . .
The March Scottish Rite Lodge dinner and meeting was an auspicious occasion. After more than a year, the UNMC Scottish Rite Foundation of Nebraska Professorship in Speech-Language Pathology was fully endowed, with more than $515,000 donated toward a professorship. . .
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. . .