Monday, May 18th was a busy evening at the Omaha Valley Scottish Rite. The evening began with a debate on Nebraska’s proposed Red Flag law, allowing a relative to petition the court to have someone’s firearms taken away . .
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. . . .
The Valley of Omaha Scottish Rite welcomed 9 new 32° Scottish Rite Masons at the 270th Reunion on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th during the Del D. Weber, 33° Memorial Class. The Class honored our late Brother Ill. Del D. Weber, 33°, who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer this past January. . .
On April 26, 2019, M.W. Bob Moninger, Grand Master of Masons in Nebraska, and the officers of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska had the honor of dedicating a cornerstone at the Omaha Central High School Arts and Library Addition. . .
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. . .