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.
A couple of tall Brethren - Carl Simmons, 32° and Kyle Beckner, 32° - sold 50-50 tickets, offering tickets as long as their outstretched arms for $20. The prize money was divided into two drawings, and one Brother immediately donated his winning to the RiteCare Clinics!
The Culinary Masters outdid themselves with perfectly grilled steaks, baked potatoes, corn, salad, and brownies and spice cake for dessert, and the Knights of St. Andrew tended bar.
A number of prospective Masons came to the Spring Outing, learning about Masonry at the relaxed event, and both Lodges and the Scottish Rite have picked up a few petitions from the Spring and Fall Outing. Several Brethren expressed an interest in petitioning, and we look forward to seeing them in the Fall Reunion.
The Scottish Rite extends its appreciation to all the Line Officers, Knights of St. Andrew, Culinary Masters and Brethren who volunteered during the evening.
Great weather, great fellowship, and of course, great food is never a thing to miss - so mark your calendars for the Fall Outing on Wednesday, September 18th. And invite a few prospective Masons!