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:
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

Sunday, January 29 ― Holiday Party
5:00pm at Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Restaurant located at 800 East Higgins Road, Elk Grove.
The menu begins with a †cup of soup, a platter consisting of a third baby back ribs, a third of beef brisket and a grilled chicken breast. There will be two sides consisting of cole slaw and french fries. Soft drinks and coffee will also be served.
The price of the dinner is $25.00 a person. This price includes all taxes and gratitudes.
If you desire an adult drink there will be a cash bar available.
Reservations for the Holiday Party must be made to either Jorge Valencia or Roland Paulnitsky before January 25th so that the Restaurant is informed of how many people will be attending.
As always all Masons, family and friends are welcome.

9-11 Memorial Program

The Skokie Masonic Center and Chicago Lodge have an annual 9-11 Memorial program honoring first responders at
which checks are presented to the Skokie Police and Fire Department benevlolence funds. Because 9-11 fell on
a Sunday this year, we had an open house with char broiled hot dogs and hamburgers. There was also an IL-CHIP
event run in conjunction with the program. Pictures of Acacia, a service dog in training paid for by the Center, were
posted and two therapy dogs were available for petting. Several sea scouts based in Skokie were present to assist.

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The elected and appointed officers of Chicago Lodge were installed into office on June 11, 2016. This was
an open installed with friends and family welcome to attend the ceremony and the dinner which followed.

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


Wednesday, January 11 ― Stated Meeting

Saturday, January 21 ― Breakfast
8:00 at Max's Deli

Wednesday, January 25 ― Stated Meeting

Sunday, January 29 ― Holiday Party

Wednesday, February 8 ― Stated Meeting

Saturday, February 18 ― Breakfast
8:00 at Marilynís Restaurant & Pancake House

Wednesday, February 22 ― Stated Meeting

Friday, March 17 ― Ritual Workshop

Friday, April 21 ― Lodge Officers' School

Sunday, May 7 ― Ice Cream Social
At the Masonic Childrenís Home in LaGrange on May 7 at 2:00.

Click here for more details.

News of the Members

Andrea Metzl fell and injured her knee.

Kathy Paulnitsky fell and is quite sore.

WB Mike Rothman is receiving treatment for his illness but can communicate.

Our Brother Marshall, Andrew Storniolo, fell and hurt his shoulder.

Brother Bob Rohde has been ill for several weeks.

Brother Bob Fitch is physically incapacitated, but mentally sharp.

There have been several recent deaths among our brethren. Specifics are mentioned in Lodge and published in The Chimes.

Breakfast Gathering

Members of Chicago Lodge gather for breakfast once a month - usually on the third Saturday.


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