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. . .
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 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. . .
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. . .