St. Clair Lodge #24
Making Good Men Better...
Stated Meetings

Stated Meeting - 7:00 PM on the 1st Monday of Each Month(unless it falls on holiday, then stated meeting is on the second Monday of the month). Visitors are welcome from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Visiting brethren are always welcome. Eat at 6, work at 7.

Social Media
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Blood Drive

St.Clair Lodge #24 Blood Drive

St. Clair Lodge #24 will be hosting a blood drive one the 10th of June, 2017 at the Masonic Temple located at 225 E A Street, Belleville, IL 62220 with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. We will have a pancake breakfast for all that donate! If you would like to just come and have a Pancake breakfast charge will be $5. Also every person that gives blood will also receive 2 tickets to a Grizzlies game!  If you have any questions please contact Nick Elizondo at 618-799-5229, Joel Pitzele at 630-267-7815, or Bob Eaton at 618-406-8866.



District Deputy Grand Master

R.W.B. Auston "Gene" Smith is the District Deputy Grand Master of the Sixth Southern District of The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Illinois.  As such he is the Grand Master's personal representative for the District, which includes St. Clair Lodge No. 24, Trenton Lodge No. 109, Lebanon Lodge No. 110, Douglas Lodge No. 361, Freeburg Lodge No. 418, and O'Fallon Lodge No. 576.

R.W.B. Smith is currently the Worshipful Master of Kaskaskia Lodge No. 86, Red Bud, IL; the Past Master of St. Clair Lodge No. 24, Belleville, IL, and is an Honorary member of Emeth Lodge No. 1030, Cahokia, IL.  R.W.B. Smith is a past presiding officer of numerous appended bodies of Masonry, including Past Sovereign Prince, Cahokia Council of the Princes of Jerusalem, Valley of Southern Illinois (V.S.I., A.A.S.R.); co-founder, charter member and Past Commander of the Knights of St. Andrew, V.S.I., A.A.S.R.); Past Excellent High Priest, Belleville Chapter No. 106, Royal Arch Masons; Thrice Illustrious Master, Belleville Chapter No. 67, Cryptic Masons; Eminent Past Commander of Tancred Commandery No. 50, Knights Templar, and he is currently the Eminent Grand Senior Warden of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Illinois

R.W.B. Smith retired from the U.S.A.F. on 31 Dec 2006 as a colonel with 34 years of service; he lives on Wildwood Lake, south of Smithton, IL.

Our Lodge

St.Clair Lodge #24


 Chartered on 14 December 1843, St. Clair Lodge No. 24 in Belleville marks its 175th year of continuous operation in 2018.  Thousands of good men have entered the doors of the Lodge room seeking light and have been raised to Master Masons.  The lodge meets in its Stated meeting on the first Monday of each month, with social fellowship at 6:00 PM and work beginning at 7:00 PM.  Minimum dress code includes a collared shirt, suit jacket and tie optional but preferred.

May Work Days
Created: 4/1/2017

24th April 3rd Degree (Ord) @ 7:00 PM

1st May 2017: Stated Meeting

8th May 2017: 2nd Degree (Godt/Busen) @ 7:00 pm

15th May 2017 : 2nd Degree (Clark) @ 7:00 pm

24th May 2017:  3rd Degree (Bajorek) @ 7:00 pm

29th May 2017: Dark

It should be noted that dinner is served at 6:00 pm before work.

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Teddy Bear Program

St. Clair Lodge #24 Teddy Bear Program 2017

For almost eight months St. Clair Lodge #24 raised donations of teddy bears and other small stuffed animals to donate to local first responders in an effort to help comfort children in an emotional time for them. Camp Jackson Fire Department and St. Clair County Sheriffs Department has graciously accepted our donation to their department. Each department will received a little over 250 stuffed animals each. The Outreach Committee would like to say thank you to all the Brothers and families who donated to this great cause. Way to go St. Clair Lodge #24!

A Job Well Done

Intender, Brother Bill Hutcherson (right), and Brother Bill Tasso (left) earned his Certificate of Proficiency. Brother Tasso did a great job in keeping the tradition of returning his long form catechism. This is something that is not seen all too often in the Blue Lodge any more and was a great thing to witness by all the Brothers in the lodge room that night. We have high hopes for Brother Tasso and see a bright future ahead for Brother Tasso in Masonry.

Contact Information

St. Clair Lodge #24

Secretary Howard Kurtz


Self Registration


If you do not have a login, first obtain the Registration Code from

Nick Elizondo, Bob Eaton, or Bill Tasso


St. Clair Lodge #24 Coins

St. Clair Lodge #24 Coins can be purchased for $20

Contact W.B. Butch Werle: 618-698-0297


Grand Lodge News
Illinois Masonic Children's Assistance Program
Created: 3/15/2017

The Grand Master announces the Illinois Masonic Children's Assistance Program.

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Newly Made Master Mason

Brothers Mark Ehret Sr. & Mark Ehret Jr.  

Brother Mark Sr.& Mark Jr. are our newest raised Master Mason at St. Clair Lodge #24.

They were made an Entered Apprentice 19th December 2016

Passed the degree of Fellowcraft 27th February 2017

and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason 17th April 2017

Congratulations Brothers and may you seek more light on your journey.


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