John Carpenter Lodge in London
In December of last year, Libertyville Lodge #492’s Senior Warden, Gerry Thomas, had the opportunity to visit a Masonic Lodge in London, England. Here is his report: While traveling on my return from Saudi Arabia, I had a chance to stop over in London on the evening of the stated lodge meeting for John Carpenter Lodge #1997 in London, England. As instructed, I obtained my traveling papers from the Grand Lodge of Illinois. More importantly,
Brother Tony Sylvestro
On Friday, October 25th, Libertyville Lodge #492 formally initiated Mr. Anthony “Tony” Sylvestro into Freemasonry. He now holds the Entered Apprentice degree. The slate of officers was as follows: Worshipful Master – WB. Mike Kaniok Senior Warden—Bro. Gerry D Thomas Junior Warden—Bro. Mitchell White Secretary- RWB Drew Lambert/RWB Spencer Hamann Treasurer – Bro. Lee Braden Senior Deacon-Bro. Jorge Ortiz Junior Deacon- Bro. Patrick Sand Senior Steward—Bro. Ed Garrison Junior Steward – RWB James McKinnon Chaplain-
Three brethren from Libertyville Lodge #492 go on a Masonic road trip
Our Senior Warden, Brother Gerry, conscripted Brother Patrick (Jr. Deacon) and Brother Lee (Treasurer), for a mid-summer road trip to Kentucky! We all remember the occasional road trips when we were growing up…hitting the gas without an agenda and enjoying cruising the black top for some fun and excitement. Well, this was no exception. Our destination was Hopkinsville, Kentucky – where Brother Gerry’s family is from originally. Brother Lee made an astute observation that it
Education Officers Meet in Libertyville
Right Worshipful Brother Spencer Hamman hosted the Northeast Illinois District Meeting of the Lodge Education Officers at Libertyville Lodge #492. Following an engaging session of brainstorming, the Education Officers of the Northeast Illinois District settled down to enjoy a cold summer ale in the outdoor air of Libertyville.
Liberrtyville Masonic Lodge Calendar
Libertyville Lodge #492 is planning plenty of special events this year! Here is a list of our plans so far: Friday June 28th Stated Meeting – Lodge Education – go to refreshment and open Lodge 1,2,3 in English form (RWB Graham Southall to run) Sunday, June 30th – Visit church for St. John’s Day in the morning and PM luncheon (Bro. Mitch White Committee Chair) Sunday, July 21st – Lodge Family Cookout – time and
Inside Wisconsin's Manitowoc Lodge #65

A Visit to a Wisconsin Lodge

Posted on May 25, 2019
This past week, a member of our Libertyville Lodge, Bro. Patrick Sand, visited a lodge located relatively close by – Manitowoc Lodge No. 65, F&AM. Here are his impressions. The lodge is located north of Milwaukee on the coast of Lake Michigan in the town of Manitowoc. The town itself has a very interesting history, at one time having had a bustling maritime industry, including a Navy ship yard where many of the WWII U-2

Thoughts of a Masonic “Dinosaur”

Posted on May 8, 2019
Editor’s Note: The author of this article, our Lodge Brother and Past Master WB Geoffrey Cooper, hardly qualifies as a “dinosaur”! Rather, he is a constant source of up-to-date inspiration and wise guidance. Nonetheless, he chose the title himself, so we’re sticking with it! This article is a summary of my thoughts and experiences based on my view of masonic life of some thirty eight years. As I am an immigrant from England, this article
2019 Masters Dinner
The annual Masters Dinner of the Northeastern District Deputy Grand Master’s Association will take place this year on Friday, April 12 from 6PM to 11PM at Medinah Shriners 550 Shriners Drive Addison, IL 60101 The event will honor our Most Worshipful Grand Master, Brother Gregory L. Clark as well as all the sitting Worshipful Masters of the individual Lodges of Illinois. The dinner will have a Hawaiian theme and will feature a Hawaiian-style whole roasted
Lake County Sheriff's Deputies
A significantly sized group of Lake County law enforcement officers and other Sheriff’s personnel may be relocated to Libertyville if a plan currently being considered is put into action according to statements made by Sheriff’s Sergeant Christopher Covelli last week. As newly elected Sheriff John Idleburg stated, the current Sheriff’s Headquarters in Waukegan is “bursting at the seams,” and additional space must be found to house personnel. Sate law requires that the Sheriff maintain his
Musicians at the 2019 Libertyville ArtEffects Show
Libertyville residents will be able to admire and enjoy the artistic achievements of the school district’s elementary and middle school students thanks to a special exhibition being held at Cook Memorial Library. The event was kicked off on March 8 with a reception featuring musical performances by the Highland Middle School “Strolling Strings” group. Pieces performed by the group included “Step Dance,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “Do Re Mi” from the Sound of Music, A

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