St. John's Lodge Community Activities
There are many activities which St John's Lodge
members are and have been active in. One such activity
is our service to the Veterans at Lyons Hospital.
This in fact is a District function which all the Lodges in our Masonic
District participate in. St John's serves on a circulating basis where several
members travel to the Lyons Hospital on a designated Sunday to assist the
Veterans who wish to go to Church Services. Our 11th Masonic District has been
serving in this capacity for many years.
The Lodge has for the past several years held a
Fourth of July barbeque open to all; where hamburgers, hot dogs,
salads and of course light drink refreshments. Usually followed by water melon
and many deserts. We have tried steamers and clams on the half shell but we have
not found the expert to assist in this offering so this has not done well.
For the last few years one of our members
Worshipful Brother, Doctor Paul Lewandowski has been hosting a pasta/pizza meal
assisted by many parents in this endeavor whereby the whole team is served in
our Lodge Dining room since the team grew to a size that Parents home would not
accommodate the whole team. Members of our Lodge often come by to observe but
the lions share of the work is completed by the parents. Worshipful Brother Paul
started this undertaking while his Son was a star runner on the Mt Lakes High
School Track team and has continued well after his Son has gone off to run
in College. Here is an early photo of the track
team taken in our Lodge room in 2012. Worshipful Brother Paul in addition
to serving our Lodge and the Local High School also makes his Chiropractic
Services available to returning Veterans free of Charge and has been doing that
for some time.