The Valley of Lincoln welcomed four new 32° Scottish Rite Masons during the Summer Reunion on August 2-3, 2019. . .
They all screamed for ice cream and the Lincoln Valley Scottish Rite responded!
The Lincoln Scottish Rite was filled with kids, members, and guests of all ages for an old-fashioned ice cream social, where the ice cream and fun were free and it was hard to tell which age group was enjoying the event the most. The only disagreements occurred over preferences of toppings. . .
The 5th annual WalkRite for RiteCare was held at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo on a perfect Saturday morning on May 25th. Scottish Rite Masons, students from the Nebraska Student Speech-Language Hearing Society (NSSLHA) at UNL, RiteCare parents and families, and the Clinicians turned out for the Walk, which raised $2,000 for speech therapy through the Lincoln Scottish Rite Preservation Foundation. . .
Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns is still celebrated for his poetry and music more than 220 years after his death at age 37. The Lincoln Scottish Rite celebrated the Ploughman Poet on January 26th with the annual Burns Night dinner. . .
The Feast of Tishri is considered the most “Scottish Rite” of observances, and is the only remaining mandatory festival on the Scottish Rite calendar. The Feast of Tishri derives its origins from God’s decree to the children of Israel who were commanded that this Feast would be celebrated annually to forever remind the children of Israel that He had rescued them from Egypt. . . .
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. . .