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

  • September 14th Stated Meeting
    Brothers, please note that our next Stated Meeting is scheduled for September 14th at 7pm at 330 Griswold Street.

    This is sure to be an exciting one as our new officers will outline their plans for the year.

    Please make time to attend, if you are able.
    Posted Sep 5, 2015, 7:37 AM by Jeffery Rothstein
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The Master's Word

  • Preparing our minds for more Light

    Elgin Lodge 117 held a special meeting on October 26th here is what you missed.

    Light isn't always where you might think to find it. Sometimes, it surprises you and shines itself on you when you least expect it. The question is are you willing to open your mind when that happens.

    That is precisely what happened during our Special Meeting Last night when the Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master Brother Aaron Wilcox joined us for an evening of brotherhood and education. Brother Wilcox who is also known for his work making incredible hand painted aprons presented several examples of his work, one being commissioned by Brother Joe Nugara Sr.

    What might have been expected to be 'just another routine meeting' was made all the more special by the camaraderie and unexpected Light that was brought to the meetings by several of the Brethren. Brother Wilcox along with Brother Myron Goldman provided an informal and thought provoking conversation in explaining the various symbolism and images that appeared on Brother Wilcox's hand painted apron. (Brother Wilcox's work can be viewed at Apron Works.) 

    Then in preparation for the Official Visit (scheduled for February 8th 2016 so please mark your calendars), the Brethren practiced opening and closing as well as rod and floor work on the First Degree. Brother Wilcox was invaluable to the Brethren of the Lodge in his approach to teaching the craft with his kind and encouraging demeanor.

    All in all it was an enjoyable evening. Special thanks to all the Brethren for coming out and helping to make the evening enjoyable for all.

    Posted Oct 27, 2015, 7:35 AM by Marty Zima
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