Welcome to Elgin Lodge No. 117 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.

Our lodge has been a part of Elgin since 1852.  We welcome any questions you may have.

The Secretary's Table

  • Installation of Officers - August 24th

    You are cordially invited to attend the Installation of Lodge Officers ceremony to be held on August 24, 2015.

    This is an open event, spouses, guests and children are welcome and a light meal will be served.

    Dundee Lodge Building
    89 S. Kennedy Dr.
    Carpentersville, IL 60110

    Time: Gathering 6:00pm Installation to begin promptly at 7:00pm

    Please RSVP with your name and headcount via email response to:


    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Kind regards,
    Martin Zima
    Bro. Worshipful Master - Elect
    Elgin Lodge 117
    Posted Aug 15, 2015, 6:17 AM by Kevin Sweeney
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The Master's Word

  • Departing message from the Worshipful Master

    My year as Worshipful Master is all but ended, this was not just my year; it was yours. Thanks to all of you for giving me the opportunity to serve as Master this past year.

    I shall forever be grateful for this honor and privilege. The experience of this year will ever remain a vivid part of my life and memory.

    Furthermore, I am deeply grateful to our line of officers. Their help, support, and dedication to duty and Elgin Lodge will always be remembered and appreciated.

    A great debt of gratitude is also extended to the backbone of our lodge - the Past Masters - for their support, experience, and advice in helping me serve this year.

    To our District Deputy Grand Master, Brother Frank Barrett is extended eternal thanks.

    My brothers, I urge you to support our lodge and Free Masonry. Get involved and participate in any of the committees or programs. Don't wait to be asked. Jump right in! You'll be glad you did!!

    Our next meeting is installation night and our new officers deserve your attendance and support that night and next year. My congratulations to Worshipful Master Elect Marty Zima, his team and all the best for the new Masonic year.

    Last but not least I would ask that we do not forget our departed Brethren who have gone before. We are standing on their shoulders. They were pillars in the community, in their lodge, in their homes, and had the heart and willingness to help complete strangers.

    Finally my brethren, on behalf of my wife Maryann, my children and myself, I wish you and yours an Enlightened future.


    Joseph C. Nugara Sr.
    Worshipful Master
    Elgin Lodge No. 117
    Posted Aug 15, 2015, 6:13 AM by Kevin Sweeney
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From the West

  • Elgin Lodge 117 Claims the traveling Sword
    On August 20, 2015, ten Brothers from Elgin Lodge 117 traveled to Geneva IL to attend Unity Lodge's stated meeting.

    The purpose... to support brotherly and fraternal interaction... AND TO CLAIM THE TRAVELING SWORD.

    I am pleased to report that the Traveling Sword is now in our hands. 

    A special thanks to Bros. Joseph Nugara (WM), Matin Zima (SW), Michael Getty (JW), Tom Lewis (TR), Myron Goldman (PM), Larry Jackson (PM), Richard Uzzell, Jim Forbes, Matt Palm, and James Norman who came out for this event.

    Accompanying photo is of the WM. Joseph Nugara along with the Brethren of Elgin 117 with the Traveling Sword.

    What an awesome way to end the year Bro. WM Nugara!

    Posted Aug 21, 2015, 2:33 PM by Marty Zima
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