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Chartered 10/3/1860óElburn, IL.

Blackberry Lodge No. 359

Volume 1, Issue 7                        September 2002

Masonic Unity Festivals A Big Success

The Unity Festivalís were a big success this year.  770 new Master Masons were raised in Illinois on August 10th. It is good to see that Masonry is not dying out.  Letís challenge ourselves for the coming year by trying to bring in at least one new member each to Masonry.

Special points of

Elections of Officers will be the October meeting.

Installation of officers will be in November.

Elburn Days Parade

Letís all give our Worshipful Master a big round of applause.  Despite the low turn-out, he was determined to make a good showing for Blackberry Lodge at the parade on our behalf.  A special thanks to his family for the assistance in handing out candy to the children.


General News 1
Officer List 2
Upcoming Events 2
September Calendar 2
Seeking the Light 3
Masonic Trivia 3
Anniversaries 4

Building Update

Over the summer, we had the roof leak repaired by Malcor Roofing in Aurora.  We also had Ron Pondelick repair the chimney and do the tuck-pointing on the building.  Thanks to the recent break in our Real Estate tax bill, we were able to pay off the entire bill for the repairs.

Calling All Brethren

We are asking all Brethren to please submit information for the newsletter.  If you have a story to pass on, a comment or concern, or just have some wisdom to share, please contact either Dean Capes or Tim Ward.

District 17NE is now on the Web

A website has been created for the 17th NE District.  This will serve as a central point for all Brethren to find out what is happening in all of the District Lodges.  You can find the site at 
or though the Blackberry Lodge home page