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King Oscar Lodge # 855, A. F. & A. M.

King Oscar Lodge #855
Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons
5418 W Gale St, Chicago IL 60630

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King Oscar Lodge Number 855 A. F. & A. M.

Happy Holidays from the Brothers of King Oscar Lodge #855

Where Friday Night Craftsman have been working for over 100 years.


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December 11th Stated Meeting and Holiday Dinner
January 8th 2016 Stated Meeting
January 22nd 2016 Special Meeting

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Irineo Bolusan, P.M , Brother Donald Hendricks (center), RWB Gary Hardesty,
present the King Oscar Lodge 855, 2015 Mason of the Year to Brother Donald Hendricks .
The award is given annually to a King Oscar member who is committed to the betterment of King Oscar Lodge and Masonry in general. Brother Hendricks works with the Masonic Scholastic Bowl and the IL-CHIP programs. Brother Hendricks is an IL-CHIPs assistant coordinator for the Chicagoland area.

Jefferson Park DeMolay… We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.
Hello Brothers of Jefferson Park Chapter Order of DeMolay. We can rebuild it and make it better and stronger with all of your help. To the Constituent Lodges of Jefferson Masonic Association I hope we can all meet sometime. I am planning to visit each and everyone of your lodges to introduce DeMolay and it's wonderful program that it can provide to a young man from the ages of 12 till 21. Jefferson Park DeMolay chapter is looking for sponsorship in the form of advisor's to help with our Demolay. Membership for a young man that you might know and monetary support so our young members can attend Illinois Demolay statewide programs. I hope you can support us in some way. Don't hesitate to contact me my email address is
Scott Koenig Chapter Dad.


IL-CHIP - The Child Identification Program run by Illinois Freemasons

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Dinner's start at 6:30pm. Meeting start at 7:30 pm at Jefferson Masonic Temple, 5418 Gale Street, Chicago, Illinois, on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.

King Oscar Lodge was chartered in 1898 and given the name of the then King of Sweden and Norway, Oscar II. Since then, King Oscar has always been a place "where true Masonic brotherhood flourishes."

“His Majesty, King Oscar II, Our Most Worshipful Master,
Has with pleasure given his consent to name your
Worshipful St. Jon Lodge King Oscar Lodge.
-Masonic Temple
- Stockholm, November 23, 1899
- Grand Lodge of Sweden

"Freemasonry is an organized society of men symbolically applying the principles of operative masonry and architecture to the science and art of character building. Its purpose is to improve the community through the improvement and strengthening of the character of the individual man."


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