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. . .
A bit of freezing rain is no deterrent for the heartiest Scottish Rite Masons. About 80 Scottish Rite Masons and their ladies turned out on February 19 for the annual Ladies Night at the ‘Rite, our celebration of our ladies and all they do for us throughout the year. . .
The Officers for the Lodge of Perfection, Chapter of Rose Croix, Council of Kadosh and Omaha Consistory bodies of the Scottish Rite were installed on Monday, January 15, 2018.
Installing Master Paul Rutherford, 33° explained the duties of each office, declaring each officer duly installed. . .
The Valley of Omaha Scottish Rite hosted the 5th annual Christmas banquet and awards ceremony on Monday, December 18th. Our emcees for the evenings were Chuck Sederstrom III, 32° KCCH and the officers of the Lodge of Perfection. 140 Scottish Rite Masons, their ladies and guests began the evening, gathered for cocktails in the lounge. . .
On November 2, 3, and 4, 2017, the Omaha Valley hosted the Fall Reunion, welcoming six new 32° Princes of the Royal Secret. The Reunion began with social time and introductions on Thursday evening, followed by the 4°, 8°, hosted by the officers of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, and the 9°-10°, which continues the story of the 2nd Section Master’s Degree. . .