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

Past Masters and Award Night

The Annual Past Masters and Award Night took place on May 10, 2017. Ladies and friends were
welcome to this open event. Education grants were given to four students from William Howard
Taft High School during the evening. In addition to the endowed eduction funds started by Larry
Levine with a subsequent major donation though Isaac Cutter Lodge, there was a matching grant
by Howard Weitzman through the Weitzman Foundation. Brethren who reached several longevity of
of membership (a five year intervals) were recognized. The Worshipful Master also gave builders
awards with pins to several brethren who sponsored new members.

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Ice Cream Social

Chicago Lodge sponsored an ice cream social at the Masonic Children's Home in LaGrange
on Sunday, May 7, 2017. This is the last one as the home is closing. There was pleanty
ice cream for everyone.

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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 installation 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.


Saturday, May 20 ― Breakfast
8:00 at Just Like Home Restaurant

Sunday, May 21 ― Dinner Event
Reza's on Clark St.

Wednesday, May 24 ― Stated Meeting

Wednesday, June 14 ― Stated and Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 17 ― Breakfast
8:00 at Just Like Home Restaurant

Saturday, June 24 ― Installation

Wednesday, June 28 ― Stated Meeting

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News of the Members

We currently have several brethren going through the degrees. 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. We try to use different restaurants if we can.


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