Star in the East Lodge No. 166
A.F. & A.M.
4524 Charles Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108
Master - Darrin Salzman 637-0635
Senior Warden - Marty Dinges 316-8160
Junior Warden Dave Repogle 282-4140
Treasurer - William McKenna 629-2550
Secretary Larry Petty 229-3005
Senior Deacon - Jerry Salois 398-6410
Junior Deacon - Dave Turner 229-6639
Senior Steward - Kenneth D. Kerley 398-3831
Junior Steward - Erwin Emery
Chaplain - Robert K. Cronk 332-7125
Marshall Willis Taylor 362-6844
Tyler - John Poshka - 874-2855
Greetings from the East!
Star in the East had its annual installation of officers on Saturday, June 22nd, 2002. Seventy people were in attendance. Jobs Daughters Bethel #57 performed The Cross and Crusader Commandry #17 provided escort. Both did a really great job! Moreover, the installing officers did a remarkable job of installing this year’s officer line for Star in the East. Many thanks go to everyone who helped make our annual installation of officers an enjoyable event.
UPCOMING EVENTS. The officers of the lodge have several activities planned for the upcoming year. All members of the lodge are encouraged to participate. The events are as follows:
NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. The lodge has also decided to begin a scholarship program and has budgeted $4,000.00 for this purpose. A committee will be meeting in September of this year to put the program together. We would like for our scholarship program to promote the values of our great fraternity. To this end, we hope to select young people whom we think will serve and be active members in their communities some day. We will work out the specifics in September and October. We hope to present our first scholarships on May 18th, 2003 at our Past Masters Luncheon.
150th ANNIVERSARY COMING SOON. As many of you know, our lodge’s 150th anniversary will be here in just a couple of years. Steve Aarli has agreed to chair a committee to begin preparation for our celebration. Steve is a Masonic history enthusiast, so I am certain he will do a great job as we begin preparation to celebrate our lodge’s 150th anniversary.