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

Chicago Lodge #437 will host a Picnic, Sunday, September 16th at the Linne Forest Preserve, Grove #1, located at 6308 North Dempster Street, Morton Grove, starting at 10:30am. Grove #1 is the first structure off Dempster Street. There are many wood picnic tables available; however, if you have chairs that are soft or a table feel free to bring them.

This Event will have many events for the whole family including Bouncy Houses for our children and grandchildren as well as entertainment for the adults. Food will be served from Noon until 2:30 pm.

Volunteers are need to assist in all phases of this Event to make the Picnic Success. If you can volunteer or have any questions please contact Roland Paulnitsky by cellphone or Email: 773-968-7159,


Wednesday, September 12 ― First Responder Tribute
and 9-11 Memorial Program
Program at 6:30 P.M.
Dinner at about 7:00 P.M.

Saturday, September 15 ― Breakfast
at 7:30 in the morning
at the Continmental Restaurant
788 S Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL

Sunday, September 16 ― Picnic
Linne Woods - Grove 1

Wednesday, September 26 ― Stated Meeting
Skokie Masonic Center, 5405 W. Lincoln

October 4, 5, and 6 ― Grand Lodge

Wednesday, October 10 ― Stated Meeting
Skokie Masonic Center, 5405 W. Lincoln

Saturday, October ― Breakfast
at Lola's Diner

Wednesday, October 24 ― Stated Meeting
Skokie Masonic Center, 5405 W. Lincoln

Thursday, November 1 ― Lodge Visit
Visit to Unity Lodge 367 F & A M
in Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Skokie July 4th Parade

The Skokie Masonic Center, including Chicago Lodge, participates in the annual 4th of July
in Skokie. We decorate and ride on a float in this parade.

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The elected and appointed officers of Chicago Lodge were installed into office on June 24, 2017. This was
an open installation with friends and family welcome to attend the ceremony and the dinner which followed.

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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 (at 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 2016

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

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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