Scottish Rite Installs 2019 Officers

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.

The incoming Masters for the four Lodge bodies are Patrick Watson, 32°, Ken Bunnell, Jr., 32° KCCH, Wade Ridout, 32° KCCH, and Chuck Wood, 32° KCCH, with Bob Pelletier, 32° serving as Venerable Master for the Knights of St. Andrew and Zack Powell, 32° as Flight Commander for the Royal Order of the Duck.

After a beautiful installation ceremony, officers, their ladies, guests and Brethren enjoyed a catered dinner in the ballroom. Patrick Watson served as Master of Ceremonies for the dinner, and recognized officers, out-going officers, Past Masters, and Grand Lodge officers. R.W. Ron Stites, 33°, Grand Senior Warden brought greetings from the Grand Lodge.

Over the last several years, the Line Officers Guild has taken a greater responsibility for planning and executing events and fundraisers in the Valley of Omaha Scottish Rite. This past year, Council of Kadosh was recognized as the most engaged line of officers who have stepped up to lead and serve.