Friday, December 30, 2016

Todd E. Creason - Who Were the Holy Saints John?

Todd Creason provided an excellent educational piece of the December 29, 2016 Admiration.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

December 29 - Table Convocation


The next convocation of Admiration Chapter will be Thursday December 29 in Homer.   Below are the details:

What:  Admiration Chapter Convocation with Potluck Dinner
When:  Thursday December 29, 2016 at 630pm
Where:  Homer Masonic Temple

We will be holding our first Table Convocation with a talk by Todd E. Creason on St. Johns Day.

The table convocation will be a potluck event with the drinks provided.  We are asking that you bring a dish to share.

Please let me know if you are able to attend.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Upcoming Events

With thanks to Companion Scribe Brian Pettice, here is a list of Stated Convocations for Admiration Chapter 282 for calendar years 2018-2022:

All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. at the Homer Masonic Temple.

2018: March 29; May 31 (Annual Meeting); August 30; November 29.
2019: January 31; May 30 (Annual Meeting); August 29; October 31.
2020: January 30; April 30 (Annual Meeting); July 30; October 29; December 31.
2021: April 29 (Annual Meeting); July 29; September 30; December 30.

2022: March 31; June 30 (Annual Meeting); September 29; December 29.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

June 30 - Next Stated Convocation

Companions - Admiration Chapter's next meeting is Thursday June 30. Companion Glenn Overby will be giving an education piece that night entitled "Poetic Craftsmen". Please mark your calendar!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Admiration News

Admiration Chapter will confer the 4th and 5th degrees on Friday night April 15.  Short meeting at 7:00pm and degrees at 7:15pm.  Dinner is on your own.

There will be a combined Grand Royal Arch Quarry Day and Scottish Rite Degree Presentation on April 16, 2016.

Royal Arch Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Candidates for the Most Excellent Master Degree must have received the Mark Master and Past Master Degrees previous to that day. The Most Excellent Master Degree and the Holy Royal Arch Degree will be presented.

There will be a lunch. Lunch is $12.00 and reservations must be made by contacting Ryan Irby at 217-918-0247 Reservations must be made by April 11, 2016.

Scottish Rite Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. The 4th Degree DVD will be shown and the 7th Degree and 13th Degree will be presented live. New candidate fees for those joining the Valley of Danville Scottish Rite are $290.00, which includes the candidate fee and dues through June 30, 2017.

The Quarry is located off of Perrysville Road, just east of Atherton Cemetery. The address is Sand Valley, 16395 Lewis Road, Danville, IL 61834. In the event of rain, the event will be held at the Masonic Temple.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Admiration Chapter News

Upcoming events:

Thursday March 31 - Stated Convocation
  • 6pm:  We are meeting for dinner at Homer Belly Deli located right across the street from the Lodge Hall 118 S. Main Street Homer.  They have some great food.
  • 7pm we are meeting for a very short business meeting at the Homer Masonic Temple.
  • 7:15pm - One of our Chapter goals is the promotion of civility.  At this time in our nation's history, this topic is more important than ever.  We are going to have a facilitated discussion on civility, asking questions such as: " Is there a lack of civility in our society today?"  "Is this a problem?"  "Should we as Freemasons endeavor to practice civility in the Lodge and why?"  "Should we endeavor to practice it outside of Lodge and why?"
  • All Master Masons and Companions are welcome to join us for the evening.  (Business meeting is Companions only).  If you know of a Masonic brother who would be interested in this evening, feel free to invite them.
Friday April 15 - 4th and 5th Degrees at Homer
  • 7pm  - we will open the chapter and confer the 4th and 5th degree for our candidates.
Saturday April 16 - 6th and 7th Degree at Danville - see attached flyer for details.
  • 8am - Registration and coffee/donuts
  • This is a special event held in conjunction with the Valley of Danville Scottish Rite in a working Rock Quarry
  • Lunch is going to be served - reservations required.  See flyer.
Future dates:
June 30 - Admiration Chapter Stated Convocation
July 14-16 Illinois Grand Chapter Convocation in Normal.  Info at 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Admiration Chapter Royal Arch Masons

Welcome to Admiration Chapter

Thank you for visiting Admiration Chapter - U.D., we are grateful you are spending some time with us.  We are a new Chapter of Royal Arch Masons that is operating under a dispensation from the Grand Chapter of RAM of Illinois.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Todd E. Creason: Homer Lodge No. 199: Ready For Another Generation

Todd E. Creason: Homer Lodge No. 199: Ready For Another Generation: The story of Homer Lodge No. 199 (IL) is a common story.  It's an old Lodge with few members left.  The building itself was in need of...