Masonic Leadership Conference
Hosted by Nebraska Grand Lodge and Scottish Rite

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Nebraska and Nebraska Scottish Rite will be hosting a Leadership Conference on September 12-13, 2014, at the Hastings Masonic Center.

 

Ladies are invited and encouraged to attend the event. If attending, a ticket must be purchased for ladies for the Friday Night Banquet, however, their attendance at the conference is included with a male companion registration. A ladies program will be held on Saturday during the conference.

 

Attendance at the Friday night banquet and the Conference on Saturday is just $50 for members. Ladies accompanying members need only pay $30 for the Friday night banquet. If members will only be attending the conference and not the banquet, the cost is just $20.


 
 Joe D. McBride
148th Grand Master
Installed February 8, 2014

Registration must be completed before the conference, and should be completed online at:

Masonic Leadership Conference Registration

 

Agenda

Friday, September 12, 2014

5:00 pm - Social Hour

6:00 pm - Dinner

(Featured Speaker: Tami Soper, Director of Develpment, Omaha Home for Boys)

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

8:30 am - Conference Begins with Grand Lodge 

11:30 am - WalkRite for RiteCare (Attendees will walk around the building with children  and their families who are participating in RiteCare. Lunch will then be  provided by the Scottish Rite

12:30 pm - Conference Continues with Scottish Rite

3:00 pm - Conference Ends

 

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been secured at:

Howard-Johnson Hotel
2205 Osborne Drive-East, Hastings
Call 402-463-6721 and reference the group name: Nebraska Masons

If you have any questions about the conference, contact Michelle at the Grand Lodge Office, 402-475-4640, Ext. 1.


Entered Apprentice
Ritual Contest



  • September 20, 2014 in North Platte
  • October 4, 2014 in Lincoln


A team of three judges, led by the Grand Custodian, will judge all competition.  The decisions of the judges are final, with the decision of the Grand Custodian being the ultimate word should the need arise.

 

What is being judged?

  • Accuracy of the spoken ritual
  • Accuracy of the floorwork
  • Quality of the overall presentation of the degree
What is required to participate?
  • All team members will compete wearing a jacket and tie, apron and jewel.
  • Each team will provide a candidate.  (Candidate does not need to be clothed and hoodwinked.)
  • A team consists of all officers, including Secretary and Tyler.
  • Senior Deacon leaves the lodge room for the constitutional questions and the preparatory address, but they are not delivered.
  • The candidate does not need to repeat the obligation.
  • The competition begins with the declaration and ends when the working tool lecture has been completed.
  • The lights will remain at full brightness during the entire completion for the benefit of the judges.
Who may participate?
  • A team may pull members of another lodge, but members of the joining lodge may only participate on one team. I.e.: Members of Fremont 15 could not send some participants to North Bend 119 and some to Acacia 34.
  • If a lodge has enough qualified members to form a full team, the remaining members of that lodge may join one other lodge team.
  • Grand Lodge Officers and Deputy Grand Custodians are ineligible to participate on a team.  (They would make great coaches.)
What is the reward?
  • The winning team will receive a plaque for display in the home lodge.
  • Teams with multiple lodges participating will receive plaques accordingly.
  • Each member of the winning team will receive a unique lapel pin.
  • The winning team will present an actual EA degree for a candidate at the 2015 Annual Communication.
  • The admiration and respect of your Brothers from across the state.
How to Enter
Mail the form to: Grand Lodge of Nebraska, 301 N. Cotner Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68505-2315.






 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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