Greetings from the East!Welcome to the web page of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Nebraska! Here you will learn how many of your friends, neighbors, and community leaders who are members of this ancient and honorable fraternity go about the business of practicing fellowship and personal growth. I invite you to look around our site.
To help you get started, allow me to tell you what Masonry is at its most fundamental level:
Masonry is the world's oldest fraternity of gentlemen who base themselves on the code of ethics of the stonemasons who built King Solomon's Temple.That code of ethics binds us by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our personal interests, and teach us what it means to be a member of this boundless fraternity. Masons are generous and strong and decent, not because we believe in ourselves, but because we hold beliefs beyond ourselves.
Masonry is not a religion—in fact, in keeping with our philosophy of believing in something greater than yourself, our only requirement is that our members are not atheists. Globally, our members are comprised of men who represent every major organized religion in the world.
Also, politics have no place in our formal lodge structure. Like religious beliefs, Masonry is comprised of men who represent all major political parties in this great nation. That’s why you’ll find men like Harry S. Truman and Franklin Delano Roosevelt standing among our historical ranks beside Teddy Roosevelt and Gerald Ford.
Want to know more? Beware of the elusive conspiracy theorists on the internet. Click the “Contact” link in the upper right corner of this page and give us a call.
Sincerely and fraternally,
Patrick D. Barger
Grand Master of Masons
2018-2019 Grand Lodge Officers
|Grand Master||Patrick D. Barger||Lincoln|
|Deputy Grand Master||Robert W. Moninger||Burwell|
|Grand Senior Warden||Ronald D. Stites||Papillion|
|Grand Junior Warden||James A. Carlton||Bellevue|
|Grand Secretary||Reginald S. Kuhn, PGM||Lincoln|
|Grand Chaplain||Charles J. Odorizzi, III||Omaha|
|Grand Orator||Kevin H. Scheele||Waco|
|Grand Historian||Russell G. Reno, PGM||Lincoln|
|Grand Custodian||Scott J. Krieger, Sr., PGM||Hastings|
|Grand Marshal||John R. Fairlie||Omaha|
|Grand Junior Deacon||Alexander F. Straatmann||Kearney|
|Grand Senior Steward||John L. Millington||Lincoln|
|Grand Senior Steward||Robert C. King||Valley|
|Grand Junior Steward||David C. Norton||Bellevue|
|Grand Tyler||Tyler S. Loontjer||Bellevue|
|Grand Musician||F. Graham House||Lincoln|
|Personal Rep of the GM||John R. Herbolsheimer||Gretna|
|Personal Rep of the GM||Michael E. Tomasiewicz||Tekamah|
|Personal Rep of the GM||David A. Wetrosky||Nebraska City|
Nebraska Living Past Grand Masters
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|First Name||LastName||Term Start|