The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of

   Ancient Free and Accepted Masons

                          Of the State of Illinois


Lawrence D. Petty,

District Deputy Grand Master

3rd Northern District


August, 19, 2003

To the Worshipful Master, Wardens, Officers and Brothers


I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful summer we are now having and have been able to relax and have some fun. It is almost time for events to gear up again and I wanted to update all of you on what I have so far.

Grand Lodges/Officers Schools:

1)         Monday, October 20th at 7 PM. Belvidere Lodge # 60 will be hosting the

first of the three Grand Lodge sponsored schools. This one be like our

regular standard schools from last year; Open 1,2,3 receive the DDGM

and close on the 3rd, short form.

2)                  Saturday, November 1st at 8AM. Rockford Lodge #102 will host the

Grand Lecturer’s Demonstration School. It will be 2nd section of the

3rd Degree.

3)                  Monday, February 9th at 7 PM, Byron Lodge will be hosting the Lodge Officer’s School that will put on the 1st section of the 1st Degree.

3rd Northern, Saturday Practice Schools:

                        These will commence of Saturday, September 20th at 9AM. They will

                        Again be held at E.F.W. Ellis Lodge #633 in Rockford. We will be

                        focusing primarily on actual degree work.

Grand Lodge:  Will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10th and 11th in Springfield.

                        Each lodge should have received the information packets for anyone

                        who will be attending.


Congratulations to Durand Lodge for winning the District “Eureka Challenge” and also to Star in the East for Qualifying for the Grand Master’s Award of excellence. Both of these Lodges and their officers will be recognized at Grand Lodge. I hope we can get more to participate in the future!

I will be having an Officer’s Meeting on Saturday, October 18th at 9AM at Star in the East Lodge. I want to go over the things from Grand Lodge and discuss your suggestions for the district and the things we can do to strengthen and support your lodges. I will be asking for suggestions ahead of time to get them organized for the meeting. I am expecting the Primary Officers, (WM, SW, JW & Sect.) to attend, but all the officers will be welcome to attend and contribute their ideas.

As always I am available to all brothers in the district and look forward to and appreciate your past and future support.

Respectfully and Fraternally,



Lawrence D. Petty,

DDGM, 3rd Northern.


Please read this communication at your next stated meeting. Thank you


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