Fifty-five Inspectors General Honorary and their ladies attended Thirty-Third Banquet at the prestigious Nebraska Club in Lincoln this past August. Only 133 Nebraskans hold the highest Degree the Scottish Rite can bestow. . .
Robert Burns, one of Scotland’s most famous sons, is still celebrated for his poetry and music more than 220 years after his death at age 37 for his poetry and music. Born on January 25, 1759, Robert Burns’ birthday is celebrated around the world with dinner, music, poetry, and of course, haggis, the national dish of Scotland. . .
A high temperature of 95° didn’t deter Scottish Rite Masons and their families from the member’s picnic at Antelope Park on July 19th. Fortunately the air-conditioned pavilion was the perfect place to stay cool for the 30 members and their ladies who enjoyed great food and fellowship. . .
Jan McKeown, an instructional and technology coach at Lefler Middle School – who says the secret of good teaching is caring enough to bring your A-game every day – will now forever be known as the Scottish Rite’s 2017 Distinguished Teacher of the Year.
“I can’t believe it, [the Scottish Rite Teacher of the Year award] has always been on my bucket list, this is just such a big deal,” she said through her tears. . .
The Valley of Lincoln participated in the Lincoln Community Foundation’s Give to Lincoln Day on May 18, 2017. 366 non-profits raised a record $3.7 million dollars from about 17,000 individual donors in a day of giving, sharing a pool of $350,000 matching dollars! The Lincoln Valley raised $3,700 for our philanthropies. . .
As part of Venerable Master Jerry Pigsley’s plan to create an active Valley, the Lincoln Scottish Rite celebrated a Table Lodge on Wednesday, April 19th. Thirty Brethren attended a raucous evenings, with traditional toasts, excellent food, and great fellowship! . . .
Flat Stanley came to DC and what a great time he had! First he was shown all around the House of the Temple and all the great treasures that are there; next he saw the U.S. Capitol building and then had a very nice tour of the Library of Congress. Quite a visit. But then, missing his friend in Nebraska he went back to Lincoln and we heard him say, "the National's Capital is a great place to visit."
Though Robert Burns died at the age of 37 - the victim of a rheumatic heart conditon or, some say, his licentious lifestyle, Burns is heralded as Scotland’s most famous son. His life is celebrated each year on his birthday the world over with dinner, Scotch, his poems and music, and haggis, the national dish of Scotland. The Valley of Lincoln celebrated the Ploughman Poet on January 27th with a traditional Robert Burns celebration. . .
On Saturday, January 21, the Valley of Lincoln Scottish Rite hosted the annual installation of officers. Michael D. Gray, 33°, Personal Representative to the SGIG, served as Installing Master, with Dennis Brydl, 33° serving as Installing Marshal and George Hunt, 33° as Installing Chaplain. . .
On December 9th, the Lincoln Valley celebrated an annual tradition wtih a Christmas banquet. 80 Scottish Rite Masons, their Ladies, and guests attended dinner and entertainment at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center. . .