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2nd Degree

by Rich Spahn
Monday Aug 15th, 2016 8:46 am
Category: Blue Lodge No. 144

DeKalb Lodge conferred a 2nd degree last Tuesday evening, with the help of brethren from all over the Northern Area. RWBs Roger Larson and Vernon Kness were on the slate, from Rock River Lodge #612 and Chadwick Lodge #867 respectively. RWB Orville Shoemaker and WB Henry Toms were there from Friendship Lodge #7 in Dixon, and WB Tom Lewis, also of Rock River #612, was kind enough to obligate Brother Hansen on the 2nd Degree. DeKalb Lodge #144's own officers performed exceptionally well for their first times in their new chairs - Brs Michael Doyle and David Galica were smart-looking Stewards, B Ferald Bryan wrangled the candidate neatly at JD, and B Noah Panlilio took complete charge of the West. WB Dean Clark performed all of the Marshal's duties proficiently, while B David Nay kept us all secure at Tyler. All in all, Brother Hansen received an excellent 2nd degree after a great examination at the altar by WB Matt Kapustianyk. Our thanks to the brethren who traveled out to help, and to those who learned the work to confer this degree. We are looking forward to Brother Hansen's 3rd in the near future!Notice to Appear


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EVENT: Feast of St. John the Baptist

Hosted by: DeKalb Masonic Lodge No. 144
Location: Northwest Malta United Methodist Church
Date & Time: 06/26/2016 11:00 am to 06/26/2016 12:00 pm
For more information contact us at: 312-301-3800


Brethren,

Please join us for an observance of the feast of St John the Baptist this Sunday, June 26th at 11am at the Northwest Malta United Methodist Church, at the intersection of McQueen and Rich Roads.

We hope to see you there!


DeKalb Lodge #144 Installation of Officers

by Rich Spahn
Thursday Jun 16th, 2016 8:52 am
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DeKalb 144 installed its new slate of officers on Tuesday evening, June 14th at 6:45pm. With the help of RWB Dean Quarnstrom and WB Jerry Boehle (Horicon #244) as installing officers, WB Edelbert Pacis Gazmen of Old Glory Lodge #141 in Westchester as Installing Secretary, Brother Noah Panlilio as Installing Chaplain, and RWB Spahn as Installing Marshal. Brother Panlilio performed a musical opening by singing rousing renditions of God Bless America, America the Beautiful, and leading the brethren in the Star-Spangled Banner. WM Kapustianyk then presented all his officers with pins of their offices in thanks for their work, with special recognition to RWB Quarnstrom.

 

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L to R(front): B. Kevin Eggenburg, B. David Galica, B. Noah Panlilio, W.B. Matt Kapustianyk, B. Ferald Bryan, B. Michael Doyle; (back): R.W.B. Dean Quarnstrom, R.W.B. Rich Spahn, B. Karl Zeimetz, B. Lucas Park, B. Tim Cook, W.B. Jerry Boehle, B. David Nay. (Photo courtesy of W. B. Gazmen)


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EVENT: CHILD IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM

Hosted by: DeKalb Masonic Lodge No. 144
Location: Field House of DeKalb High School
Date & Time: 04/28/2016 6:00 pm to 04/28/2016 8:00 pm
For more information contact us at: 815-751-1777(THIS EVENT ONLY)

Brethren, remember to come out to the DeKalb High School Field House (left front entrance) tonight from 6-8pm to help with the IL-CHIP event hosted by our lodge! This is our first event in many years, so we hope to make a good impression and generate interest in this valuable and useful program. I hope to see you there!CHIP LOGO


Congratulations to our newest Master Mason!

by Rich Spahn
Thursday Apr 28th, 2016 1:00 pm
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3rd Degree LozierBrother Patrick Lozier was raised to the degree of Master Mason Tues. the 26th, 2016. Many brethren from around the district were in attendance, and helped fill out the slate and the sidelines. Congratulations, Brother! We look forward to seeing you in lodge! Our new Master mason is shown here with WM Matt Kapustianyk, JW Noah Panlilio, SD Lucas Park, JS David Nay, CH Tim Cook, and B Mike Doyle.


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Standard Club and Lodge Officer School

by Rich Spahn
Thursday Mar 17th, 2016 9:46 am
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The Lodge Officers School held at Illinois Central Lodge #178 in Amboy last night was an impressive event! Grand Lodge Instructor RWB John Essig and RWB James Essig instructed the full-form opening, receiving of the DDGM, receiving a member of the lodge, receiving a visiting brother vouched for and not vouched for, had stewards assist the deacons, went from labor to refreshment, then back to labor and closed! All of that was accomplished in 1hr and 55minutes with no stress. The instructors and the AADGM were impressed with the knowledge shown by all the brethren exemplifying the work, and many of the sideliners expressed satisfaction at having learned something that they could take with them back to their lodges. DeKalb #144, though somewhat under-represented, was able to provide excellent demonstrations of the SD work and the WM, as exemplified by RWB Dean Quarnstrom. The traveling gavel was won by the brethren of Horicon Lodge #244, who brought 6 lodge members to the school and edged out the home team for the trophy. We will have to work hard to catch up for the trophy or for mileage. We hope to see you next month on April 20th at 7p.m. in Oregon!


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Sycamore Academic Bowl Team Places in Regional Masonic Bowl!

by Rich Spahn
Wednesday Feb 24th, 2016 10:05 am
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The Sycamore Academic Bowl Team took fourth place out of twelve competing teams at Boylan Catholic High School last Saturday, Feb. 20th. Winning three out of five matches in a morning session that ran from 8:45am until well after noon, the five students perservered without substitutes against teams that had extra members in their rotations to allow team members an occasional break. Auburn HS won first place, Boylan HS second place, Harlem HS third place (all from Rockford or Machesney Park) and Sycamore HS fourth place. The Sycamore team includes some freshman, and played at times against varsity teams with much more experience, yet they always showed a cool, mature, steady focus, and comported themselves in a manner that would make anyone proud to be there to support them - which we were! Congratulations to the Black and Gold team!

Sycamore Masonic Academic Bowl Team

Boys from left to right: Tyler N., Nolan P., Girls from left to right: Allie V., Sophie M. (not Sohpie!), and Katelyn H.


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Merry Christmas

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Monday Dec 14th, 2015 10:51 am
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from DeKalb Masonic Lodge Number 144!


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Standard Club

by Rich Spahn
Monday Dec 14th, 2015 10:45 am
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Brethren, Standard Club will start at 6pm on Wednesday, Dec. 16th in DeKalb with free pizza. Class will begin at 7pm and end at 9pm. Since Friendship Lodge #7 from Dixon and Horicon Lodge #244 from Rochelle both have an interest in a Shrine event taking place that evening, that means that a full slate of brethren showing up from a lodge a good distance away from DeKalb stands a good chance of getting back into the mileage game - maybe even taking away 2nd or 3rd place!

We will concentrate on the 2nd degree, since Byron Lodge #274 is hoping to confer two of them on Thursday, Dec. 17th - the next evening - at 7:30pm. I am hoping to get through the 1st section and focus a little on the Wardens' parts in the 2nd section of the degree, as well.

I hope to see you there, brethren. This will be the last Craft Masonry event of the year for DeKalb. There will be some degree work going on around the Northern Area, so if you need to get out of the house and want to help your brethren, check MWBrother Dan Yandel's Events List for work coming up. I'm going to try to make it to Sterling's 3rd degrees, so I'll be happy to provide transportation.

Fraternally,

Rich Spahn

Sec., DeKalb No. 144


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