About the Blog Keeper

The DeKalb, Illinois Masonic Organizations Blog is managed and published by Bro. James Tome. I am a Past Worshipful Master of DeKalb Lodge #144 A.F. & A.M., Past High Priest and Secretary of DeKalb Chapter #52, R.A.M. and currently the Thrice Illustrious Master of DeKalb Council U.D. C.M. and Generalissimo of Sycamore Commandery #15.

In addition, I have been appointed the Grand Master of the 2nd Veil of the Grand Chapter of the State of Illinois, am a member of Qumran Council No. 407, the current Senechal of Blackhawk York Rite College No. 88, a member of the Valley of Freeport, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and a Noble of Tebala Shrine in Rockford.

In addition, I serve on the Masonic Relations, Lodge Visitation and Worshipful Master Certificate Program Committees for the Grand Chapter of the State of Illinois and am the Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of the State of Illinois to the Grand Chapter of British Columbia and the Yukon.

I have also been recommended for membership into the Royal Order of Scotland and the Knights Mason.

I can be reached via e-mail at dekalb.mason@gmail.com or by cell at 815-508-3878.

Thanks for reading our blog and I hope to see you at an upcoming meeting!

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1 thought on “About the Blog Keeper”

  1. Tim Olsem said:

    Have not been to a lodge meeting in many years due to moving all over the U.S. and working constantly. Still belong to my original Blue Lodge in St. Joseph Missouri and have not been to a meeting since I left there in 1985. Wanted to find out the best way to get back into your lodge after being out for so many years. I am also a York Rite mason and was also a member of the Moila Shrine Club in St. Joseph Missouri and the Murat Shrine Club in Indianapolis. Would be interested to know the next steps in order to attend a scheduled meeting. Thanks and look forward to your response.

    Tim Olsem

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