Homer Lodge No. 199 hosted the Eastern Illinois Allied Masonic Degrees Chapter No. 356 on Sunday, April 22, 2013. About twenty-five members and their wives met at Homer Lodge for a meeting followed by refreshments, and then later they enjoyed a late lunch at Rich's Family Restaurant in Ogden, IL. The AMD meets three times a year.
Homer members Greg Knott and Todd Creason were invited to join the AMD in December, and invited the group to hold their meeting at Homer and see some of the work that has been started restoring the lodge. The members of AMD were extremely impressed with the old lodge building and the work that has been done there.