Community

St. Joseph Lodge is very active in our community.  We especially support our youth in a number of ways:

Scouting - numerous of our members of the Lodge have been very active with Scouting since it's inception here in St. Joseph in 1914.  Our Lodge currently is the sponsor of Venturing Crew 40 which is a co-ed program for youth ages 14-20.  Additionally we work with Cub Scout Pack 40 and Boy Scout Troop 40 in fundraising and community service events.


St. Joseph-Ogden High School Scholastic Bowl Sponsor - along with Ogden Lodge No. 754 we sponsor the SJO Scholastic Bowl team.  Each year the SJO team participates in the Illinois Masonic Bowl.  Brother Eric Buzzard is on the Grand Lodge committee for the tournament.

St. Joseph-Ogden High School scholarship is given each year to a graduating senior at SJO.

Past winners include:

  • 1989 Barbara Bently
  • 1990 Kelly Burns
  • 1991 Mark Akers
  • 1992 Angie Hasty
  • 1993 Maggie Turpin
  • 1994 April Grant
  • 1995 Sara Wagner
  • 1996 James Kary
  • 1997 Mindy Witt
  • More coming soon...
  • 2013 Daniel Schule
  • 2014
St. Joseph Community Builder Award: given to a member(s) of the community who make a difference in our community.
Glenn Fisher, Martin Fuentes and Dick Duvall 2010 honorees
Todd Hitt, Greg Knott, 2011 honoree Rev. Mark Harris, Curt Bolding and Tracy Hogan
 
Darin Lahners with 2013 recipient Mary Hack    
2013 recipient Linda Manwaring and Greg Knott
         
   
Jeff Baine with Tammie Mabry (L) and Mary Derenne 2014 honorees.
  • 2010 - Glenn Fisher, Dick Duvall and Martin Fuentes
  • 2011 - Reverend Mark Harris
  • 2012 - Gary Woods and Todd Woods
  • 2013 - Mary Hack and Linda Manwaring
  • 2014 - Mary Derenne and Tammie Mabry