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

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Officers: 2014-2015

Irineo Bolusan
Worshipful Master
Richard Storto
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Bruce Barnesan
Junior Warden
Richard Sobotta
Russell E Johnson, PM
Patrick John
Deondre Bedgood
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Alex Henriquez
Junior Deacon
John Parish
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Anthony Chi
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Robert Bakker
Earl Heppner, PM

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Jamie Thomas
Ben Dieterich
Ted Smith
Don Paguntalan

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July 24th Stated Meeting First Degree
August 8th Betsy Ross #834 Order of the Eastern Star
A Day At The Races at Jefferson Masonic Temple

August 14th Stated Meeting
August 16th KO PICNIC
Bemis Woods (South) Grove 4. 1100 Ogden Av., Westchester, IL 60154
August 28th Special Meeting
August 30th Brunch at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace
cost $40.00 per person
contact Brother Lee Schiff at 708-996-0855 for more information

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.


King Oscar Lodge #855 is once again proud to Sponsor
KICS United FC U14B

Our home field is Dunbar located at:
Dunbar Park Complex (Central)
300 E. 31st St. Chicago, IL 60616


King Oscar Lodge #855 is proud to sponsor
The Hyde Park Kenwood Legends Baseball
Rookie Mariners
More information to follow.


Betsy Ross #834 Order of the Eastern Star….Presents A Day At The Races on Saturday August 8th at the Jefferson Masonic Temple. Dinner at 5:00pm. $10.00 Adults, $5.00 children 10and under(children 5 and under free). Food, prizes, Silent Auction and lots of fun. Please RSVP to Linda Bader 773-343-0925 or Adrienne Johnson 847-966-2471.


Here is some more information on the picnic
When: Sunday - August 16th @ 10:00 am
Where: Bemis Woods Grove 4 On Wolf Rd. between Ogden and 31st.,Western Springs, IL
Food: Please bring something for the grill or your favorite dish to share (Potluck).

We are looking forward to a great time of celebrating our Family, Friends, Brethern & thanking God for many blessings, so let’s make it another special day to remember! For more information contact Brother John Parrish.
Directions to Bemis Woods Grove 1
Directions from Chicago North:
_ Take Kennedy Expressway…I-90 W to I-294 S (Indiana)
- Continue on I-294 South 10.9 miles to 22nd st./Cermak rd. (Keep right on ramp)
- Bear Right on to 22nd st. (East)…….go 1 mile to Wolf Rd.
- Turn Right on to Wolf Rd., (South) ….go 1 mile to ENTRANCE on Right Side (West side)


Directions from (Bloomingdale/Addison/ Area)
- North Av. (rt. 64) East to rt. 83 (Kingery rd. South)
-Turn Right on rt. 83 (South) 4.8 miles to Oakbrook Rd./31st st. (Keep Right).3 miles
- Keep Left to stay on ramp (43yds), then keep Straight (21yds)
-Turn Left (East) onto CR-34 (31st st) 1.9 miles
-Turn Right on Wolf rd. .3miles

Directions from (Bolingbrook, Woodridge, Darien, Naperville Areas)
-Get to I-355 South to I-55 North or just get to I-55 North (Chicago)
-I-55 North 6.8 miles to exit 277A (I-294 N/Wisconsin)
-Continue on I-294 N ~5 miles to US-34 E/ Ogden E
-Continue on Ogden for ~1/2 mile
-Turn Left on Wolf Rd.
-Continue on Wolf rd. ~1/2 mile ENTRANCE is on the LEFT

August 30th Brunch at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace
cost $40.00 per person
contact Brother Lee Schiff at 708-996-0855 for more information


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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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