1911 Club LLC
In 1959, the Council organized the 1911 Club, a LLC corporation whose function was (and is) to provide and manage a meeting facility for the Council. A hall was rented at 52 St. Charles Road, Villa Park and served as a home base.
In 1963 (April) a fire destroyed the building that had housed the Council since 1959 and the Council met at the Odd Fellows Hall in Elmhurst.  Later that year, the property at 537 - 539 S York Street was purchased and has been the home of Fr. McDonald Council #1911 for over 50 years.

Over the years the hall has been uitilzed for Council #1911 business meetings as well as offered at no or low cost to many organizations. 

The 1911 Club has it's own set of by-laws (similar to Council #1911) as well as officers that are also Fr. McDonald Council #1911 members:
  • President: Gary Gleason
  • Vice President: John Wilton
  • Treasurer: Pat Earley

In recent years the hall has fallen into disrepair (see photos here).  It is the intention of the current 1911 Club leadership to give the hall a facelift to make the hall a more attractive place to visit and rent for special functions.

To that end the 1911 Club needs your talent, time, and treasure.
  • Talent: can you tape? paint? scrape? sweep? cook? serve? What ever you do...we need you!
  • Time: I will donate time to help paint the hall: click here
And now, let's discuss sharing your treasure. To give our hall a new look, we have to invest in paint and other supplies. 

To give of your treasure, we offer 3 levels of support to choose from: Silver ($25); Gold ($50) and Platinum ($100). If funds donated exceed expenses, the monies will be used toward continued hall improvements in 2015.

Paint Project Options

Thank you for your support; you are going to be proud of your hall very soon!