Author: Nick King

Luxembourg Brotherhood of America

The 30th Annual Sauerbraten

On April 28th, Section 15 held their 30th Annual Sauerbraten Dinner at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling. Over 225 attendees celebrated their heritage while enjoying an outstanding dinner, and live music by Die Musik Meisters. The Sauerbraten was prepared with a recipe furnished by Section 15 member Megan Hansen, and its taste was well-received…
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SECTION 8 HISTORY (1902 – 2013)

SECTION 8 – EVANSTON, ILLINOIS – 1902 – 2013 Section 8 was organized on February 23, 1902, in Evanston, Illinois. Grand President, John N. Watry, initiated the following forty-two members into the L.B.A.: John Becker Nick Majerus Henry Schmit Nick Brosius Steven Marso Martin Schmitz J.P. Damit John May Michael Schumer Peter Didier Martin Mersch…
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LACS Announces Summer Internship

LACS Announces Summer Internship Opportunities BELGIUM, WISCONSIN, The Luxembourg American Cultural Society is accepting applications for two summer internship roles now until April 1, 2024: 1.) Lloyd “Gilly” Croatt Collections and Archives Internship Program  This is a paid internship focused on preservation. The intern will work in the areas of collections, exhibits, educational programming, and…
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L.B.A. – 91st Annual Convention

The Luxembourg Brotherhood of America hosted their 91st annual Convention on Sunday, February 25th at Edelweiss Restaurant in Norridge, IL. Grand Lodge President George Jones (Section 3) called the Convention to order at 12:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call of the Grand Lodge Officers and various section members that were in…
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Grand Lodge History (1980 – 2000)

1980 – 2000 In 1980, Section 21, located in Wilmette, dedicated a memorial garden at the intersection of Glenview Road and Wilmette Avenue. The site was the family farm of Mike Loutsch, a charter member of Section 21. The land remained a farm until Mike died in 1978, despite the fabulous wealth that could have…
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Grand Lodge History (1960 – 1980)

1960 – 1980 In 1963, two events of significance occurred. The first was the visit of H.R.H. Charlotte to Chicago, and the second was the first overseas trip to Luxembourg, organized by the L.B.A. In April, President John F. Kennedy extended an invitation to Grand Duchess Charlotte for a state visit to America. Chicago was…
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Grand Lodge History (1940 – 1960)

1940 – 1960 The war effort at home was necessarily different. In February 1941, H.R.H. Grand Duchess Charlotte attended a reception in Chicago, at which time she appealed for world peace. An American Committee for Luxembourg Relief was started to provide food, shelter, and clothing to Luxembourg refugees in Europe. The Grand Duchess Relief Fund…
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Grand Lodge History (1920 – 1940)

1920 – 1940 At the May 4th Convention, Henry Geimer, a member of Section 8, was elected as the Seventh Grand President. Speeches and music were presented at the Jubilee Celebration and a souvenir book was published, listing the history of the sections, and of the Grand Lodge. At the 19th Convention, held at Random Lake,…
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