Chicago Lodge No. 437 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month
Skokie Masonic Temple
5405 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077
Lodge Phone: (847) 965-9811

For Information:
Acting Secretary: Hilton Kaufman

Visitors Are Always Welcome
Fellowship: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting: 7:15 PM
Directions to the Lodge Hall

January Dinner

Members of the Chicago Lodge family enjoyed a great evening of
friendship along with good food. Everyone enjoyed their meal, the
service was great. Many had the Flam or fried ice cream to complete
the meal. The waiter accommodated us with seperate checks.

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Toys for Tots

There were two collection boxes in the Skokie Masonic Center
for the annual Toys For Tots, toy drive. After the meeting of
December 10th, over 100 toys were taken to the Marine center on
Foster Avenue in Chicago.

IL-CHIP at Medinah

An IL-CHIP event was conducted by Chicago Lodge 437 and
the Medinah Police Unit at the Shrine Holiday Party. Several
Brothers of our Lodge assisted in this Event under the
supervision of Alan Ruderman our Past Master.
We Chipped 91 children. This was a total success.

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Pizza Party

There was a pizza party for the kids from the Children’s home
on October 25 at a new location this year: Giuseppe's La Cantina
Restaurant in Des Planes. There were two hours of all you can
eat pizza and soft drinks. Those who were there had a great time.

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Pictures of previous events are available through the Photo Albums link above.


Wednesdays, February 10, February 24, March 9, March 23, April 13, and April 27 ― Stated Meetings

Wednesday, May 11 ― Past Masters and Awards Night

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News of the Members

RWB Ira Gilbert's wife Diane moved from the rehab center to their new apartment.

RWB Manny Roth is still recovering at the Warren Barr Pavilion in Lincolnshire but has started rehabilitation. He hopes to be back in Lodge soon. For those who did not know, he was hit by a car while crossing the street to attend lodge on December 9.

WB Louis Kabiller is at Skokie Hospital with a bad infection. They don't know what kind yet, but his white blood count was very high. He also was in DKA from high blood sugar levels. That has been corrected. They are running tests to try to figure out the infection. He will be in the hospital for a few days. RWB Paul Pitalis had by-pass surgery. The operation went well.

Laura Hammond (wife of WB John Hammond) had a stroke. She is recovering in Lutheran General Hospital.

Brother Roland Paulnitsky became a grandfather again.

Breakfast Gathering

Members of Chicago Lodge gather for breakfast once a month - usually on the third Saturday. Lola's Diner in Park Ridge is a common location for these events.


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