(This information taken from the 1993 & 1995 Round-Up booklets.)


Today, Freemasonry is defined as "an organized society of men symbolically
applying the principles of operative Masonry and architecture to the science and art of
character building." This means applying Masonic principles will make you a better
Freemasonry is not a secret society, but we are a society with secrets. Our secrets
are very few in number and deal mostly with the obligations and modes of recognition,
Freemasonry is not a religion. We do do ask that you state that you believe and trust
in a supreme being. We do not require that you belong to a church. although many
Masons are very active in their churches, Members have the right to belong to any
church they want, and Freemasonry does not infringe on that right, Members should not attempt to substitute the teachings of Masonry or membership in a lodge for their
church. Masonry seeks only to unite men for the purpose of brotherhood - not religion.
The Grand Lodge of Illinois was formed on April 6. 1840 at a convention held in
Jacksonville, Illinois.
Royalton Masonic Lodge #1047 A. F. & A. M. was chartered on October 12. 1920
with the following principal officers:

Worshipful Master - C. M. Thorton
Senior Warden - L. E. Humphreys
Junior Warden - Howard Lovel

Among the many famous men who are Masons include thirteen (13) former
Presidents of the United States and labor leaders John L. Lewis and Samuel Gompers.
As Illinois Masons we contribute toward:

1. Masonic Home in Sullivan
2. Masonic Childrens' Home in LaGrange
3. Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Chicago
4. Masonic Drug Awareness Program
5. Masonic Blood Sharing Program
6. Masonic Academic Bowl

The current principal officers of Royalton Masonic Lodge Are:

Worshipful Master - James Walker
Senior Warden - Lester Perrine
Junior Warden - Dave Cosimi


(Please send any up to date information on your organization to royaltonillinois@mchsi.com, Lynda @ PO Box 506, Royalton, Illinois 62983 or call 984-3387)

Thank You~~Lynda