From the Worshipful Master
On Wednesday, April 10th, Lombard Lodge received
MWGM Terry L. Seward for an official visit at our Stated Meeting. For this
special occasion, the Lodge was well attended and Officers had prepared
extensively. Supper before our meeting was excellent and everyone was happy! Two (2) new candidates were balloted on and five (5) petitions for Degrees and one (1) petition for affiliation were read and investigating committees appointed. MWGM
Seward addressed the Lodge, and he also spent a good amount of time meeting and
talking to small groups of Brothers and individual Brothers before and after
the meeting. A sitting M.W. Grand Master hadn’t visited Lombard Lodge since
1936! Special music was provided by the Medinah Highlanders during opening and
We had another special guest on April 10th: Bro. Eugene
Gross, age 19, a Fellocraft from Waukegan Lodge # 78. Eugene is serving as
State Master Councilor of the Order of DeMolay this year. Bro. Eugene addressed
Lombard Lodge and thanked the Lodge for its positive commitment to youth, as
evidenced by our annual Masonic Youth Bowling Event, held January 26th,
which this year hosted Ninety-Three (93) excited young people! We had a birthday cake for
Bro. Gross and we sang “Happy Birthday” to him after our meeting!
Group photos of the lodge members and our lodge officers were taken to
mark this special occasion. Thanks very much, MWGM Terry, for visiting Lombard
Bradley P. Gerace
Bob Whitacre is Honored with his 50-Year Pin:
WBro. Robert Whitacre (shown below with WM Brad Gerace) received his
50 year pin at Lombard's January Stated meeting. WBro. Whitacre was
raised on November 27, 1962 and served as Worshipful Master of
Lombard Lodge No. 1098 AF&AM in 1987. WBro. Whitacre is very
active within the Lodge and sits on several committees, including
being a past President of the Lombard Temple Board.
LOMBARD LODGE BOWLING EVENT
By Bro. Mike Henry, J.D., Lombard Lodge No. 1098
On January 26th Lombard Lodge held our 4th
annual Masonic Youth Bowling event and it was a great success!! We
hosted 93 children including members of Rainbow Girls, Job’s
Daughters, DeMolay and children from the Masonic Charities Home in
LaGrange Illinois. A total of approximately 150 people in all were
part of the festivities at the Brunswick Zone in Glendale Heights,
IL. The turnout was so great that we had to order an extra round of
pizza and soda for everyone in attendance!
We received donations for gifts from the following donors; The
Scottish Rite, Fast-Rite International, Medinah Shrine, Des Plaines
Lodge, Brother Chris Clifton, Bro. Richard “Pineapple” Pugh,
RWBro. Doug Hofbauer of Des Plaines Lodge, and of the Ancient
Egyptian Order of Sciots, represented Pharaoh John Hammond. Bro.
Hammond and our own Bro. Rich “Pineapple” Pugh made a
presentation at the close of the event.
With support from our donors we were able to raffle off great prizes
which included two $50 iTunes gift cards, a game set that can be used
to play air hockey, “Pop-a-Shot,” and several other games; an
acoustic guitar; a portable DVD player; a bean bag Tic-Tac-Toe /
“bags” set; portable speakers for digital music players;
headphones / microphones for digital music players; and a six-person
tent. We also handed out T-Shirts at the event that were printed for
us by West Suburban Bank.
Many brothers from different lodges volunteered their time to
coordinate this event which they did flawlessly! Many thanks to
brothers Mark Jacobs, David Capes, Joe Malatia, David Jones, Kevin
Acker, Tim Cody, Mike Flock, Gene Manley, Rich Keester and James
Skallerup. We look very much forward to treating our youth to
exciting programs in future years by growing this event!
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NEW FELLOWSHIP CARDS NOW AVAILABLE!
The new Lombard Lodge Fellowship Cards are now available to all Master Masons in good standing.
To order, please call Walter Smith at 630.408.7967. The cost is $25 for 250 cards.
Walter's company is Nine2Seven and specializes in graphic design, business essentials, marketing materials as well as indoor/outdoor signage. When ordering your Fellowship cards simply give Walter your name, number and email and you're ready to go!. These cards are like a traditional business card but act so much differently. Beautifully decorated with Lombard Lodge's new seal and web address you're sure to grab someones attention; whether it be an existing Brother or a gentleman who is interested in petitioning. These new Fellowship cards are a real class act.
Mr. Walter Smith is also a local Lombardian and big supporter of our community.
MASONIC NAME BADGES CAN NOW BE ORDER THROUGH OUR FORMS PAGE.
Medinah and the Past Master's Committee
Junior Warden / Senior Warden Workshop
If you were able to attend the most recent Junior and Senior Warden workshop held at the Medinah Shrine center we hope that you enjoyed the program, its speakers, and fellowship of the day. It was requested that a copy of the speakers outlines would be made available. They are now downloadable HERE in pdf format. Please feel free to utilize the information, but keep in mind the speakers spent considerable time and effort in preparing the material and should be recognized for their hard work, if and when, the material is ever referenced.
Masonic Assistance Program
Brethren – For your information,
Assistance Program was developed by the Masonic Relations Committee of the
Masonic Family Health Foundation. It functions with the support and
participation of Advocate Illinois
Masonic Medical Center’s
Administration and Medical Staff. The Master Mason applying for assistance must
be a member in good standing of a Masonic Lodge in the State of Illinois
and a resident of Illinois.
The primary mission
of the Masonic Assistance Program (MAP) is to help Illinois Master Masons and
their families (spouse or dependents) in need of medical assistance at Advocate
Illinois Masonic Medical Center (AIMMC) to explore available medical and health
resources and support functions, and to provide needed health-care
A secondary mission
of MAP is to provide financial assistance to Master Masons and their families
who are financially indigent or medically indigent in order to obtain physician
and/or outpatient services at Advocate
Inpatient hospital services may be provided by AIMMC in cases where the Master
Mason qualifies under a Free-Care Program at AIMMC or one of the medical
assistance programs of the State of Illinois.
It is important to
note that health-care services will only be offered at AIMMC’s facilities and
by physicians on the medical staff of AIMMC.
If you have further
questions, please contact our own WBro.
Thomas Kleiner, Vice-Chairman of the Masonic Relations Committee at Advocate
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
773-841-6056. You can also visit their website at www.masonicassistanceprogram.org