Welcome

Welcome friends and Brethren, to the official website of Berwyn Lodge No. 839 AF and AM*, located in Berwyn, Illinois. On this site you can find a wealth of information about our lodge, including information on upcoming events, Masonic news, photos, and updates on lodge activity. Use the navigation links at the top of this page to explore different sections of our site. A good place to start is by clicking on our Trestle Board, there you’ll find the latest news and updates. You can also get additional information about Freemasonry from The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge AF and AM of the State of Illinois website. We will be updating our site on a regular basis, so check back often and thank you for visiting!

2017-2018 Officers

Berwyn Lodge #839 installed officers on July 22, 2017, with WB Juan Merced, Jr advancing to the East. Here is a copy of the program. And photos:

Masonic Festival of Art – Feb 25 1-4pm

artfest2017

Salute to Hospitalized Veterans

Berwyn Lodge members participated in the Mont Clare York Rite “Salute to Hospitalized Veterans” steak fry at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in October 2016.

2016-2017 Elected Officers

Congratulations to the newly-elected officers for 2016-2017:

  • Carlos Lopez, WM-elect
  • Juan Merced, Jr., SW-elect
  • Christopher Vanderkuyl, JW-elect
  • W.B. Antonio Castro, Treasurer
  • W.B. Luisito Fanlo, Secretary

Information about appointive officers and the installation date will appear here and on the lodge calendar when available.

Installation 2015

The 2015 Installation of Officers was held on Tuesday July 21 at 6pm.

2015 Installation

Installing officers were WB Alan Schwartz (IM), WB Kenmond Eng (SD and IM for installation of Organist), WB Henrik Schrader (SE), RWB Rueben Owens (MA), RWB Bob Mikulecky (CH), and WB Dante Castillo (Paul Revere Charges).

Berwyn’s installed officers were:
WM Alejandro Cabral, PM
SW Carlos Lopez
JW Juan Merced, Jr.
TR Antonio Castro, PM
SE Luisito Fanlo, PM
CH Kenmond Eng, PM
SD Chris Vanderkuyl
JD Arturo Hernandez
SS Thomas Stechmiller
JW John Zignich
TY Gregory Capps, PM
OR Alan Schwartz, PM

Annual meeting 2015

Berwyn Lodge held its annual meeting and election of officers in June 2015. Officers elected for the next Masonic year are:

WM-elect: W.B. Alejandro Cabral
SW-elect: Carlos Lopez, Jr.
JW-elect: Juan Merced
TR-elect: W.B. Antonio Castro
SE-select: W.B. Luisito Fanlo

First degrees

Berwyn Lodge conferred two first degrees on April 21, 2015, joined by visitors from Riverside Lodge and the United Grand Lodge of England.
2015-04 First Degrees

Newest Master Mason

Berwyn Lodge #839 conferred the third degree on Bro. David Atikossi on March 17, 2015. Thanks to the brethren who attended and our distinguished visitors who helped out and made the degree particularly special, including RWB Bruce Maxwell, RWB Bob Mikulecky, WB Henrik Schrader, WB Joe Broz, WB Bob Vighi, and Bro. Lary Saladin.
March 17 2015 MM

St. Elmo Commandery congratulates W.B. Tony Castro

St Elmo presentation
St. Elmo Commandery #63 Knights Templar presented a certificate of congratulations to W.B. (and Sir Knight) Tony Castro for his installation as Worshipful Master of Berwyn Lodge. W.B. Alan Schwartz, Thrice Illustrious Master of Siloam Council #53 R&SM, presented the certificate on behalf of the Commandery and the other Montclaire York Rite bodies.

Annual meeting

Berwyn Lodge held its annual meeting and election of officers on June 10, 2014. Officers elected for the next Masonic year are:

WM-elect: Tony Castro
SW-elect: Brigido Tan
JW-elect: Antonio Vicera
TR-elect: Juan Morado, Jr.
SE-select: W.B. Luisito Fanlo

In addition to the election, masonic education presentations, and other business, the Montclaire York Rite bodies recognized W.B. Pat Coletta for his term as Worshipful Master several years ago.

Photos behind the link…

Continue reading Annual meeting