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MAKING GOOD MEN BETTER

MASONIC INTERESTS & EVENTS

What is Freemasonry?

It is the oldest, largest and most prestigious fraternity in the world. We are like a civic club, a charitable institution and a fraternity – all rolled into one.

 

We're like a civic club in that we do a large number of community and statewide projects. We're like a charity in that we support many worthwhile causes. But mainly we are a fraternity of men doing good things for each other, and bringing men of good morals and ethics together in our community.

 

What is the Mission of Freemasonry?

To promote a way of life that binds like-minded men in a worldwide brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences. To teach the great principles of brotherly and love, relief truth. And to give outward expression of these things through fellowship, compassion and concern, finding ways to serve G-d, family, country, neighbors and self.

 

What Do Masons Do?

The most important thing we do is take care of each other and our families. We are a fraternity. That means we help other Masons, treat them in special ways, support them no matter where they live, and build friendships all over the world. Not very many organizations do that today. And we help others. That is why we give almost $2 million a day to charity, and most of our money goes to help kids. We rank among the top 10 best-liked charitable groups in America. Yet we also teach leadership skills and help men lead an ethics-based life. We promote good relationships and strong family values. We try to do something to strengthen the family unit every day.

 

What do you get out of it?

A great amount of pride. A sense of belonging to an organization that exists all over the world. Being part of a great heritage. Sharing an identity with the great men of the past – and of today. Sharing a special bond with men from all walks of life, and creating life-long friendships with them. Being a member of an organization that believes in toleration – that lets each man think for himself and express his own opinions, without worrying about being wrong.

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HOME LODGE EVENTS & INFORMATION

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  • >> UPDATED DUES INFORMATION FOR 2021 <<

    HOME LODGE DUES INFORMATION Our dues for 2021 are $106.00 per member, due on or by the 1st day of January. If you are not at the very least in possession of a 2019 dues card (haven’t paid your dues for 2020) we will be sending you a notice of possible suspension, beginning in March. If you have not paid your dues in arrears or made proper arrangements, we will be suspending you in May of 2020. Many brethren have asked what that means. It means this, if you are suspended for nonpayment of dues, your name will be read in lodge the night you are suspended, the other Masonic bodies will be notified of your suspension (per the CMC) and you will become suspended in those bodies as well until you are back in good standing with your blue lodge. Bringing yourself back into good standing involves the following process-you must pay your dues in arrears, then you are put up to a vote of the brethren for reinstatement, then the other bodies are notified upon your reinstatement. Dues for the 2021 term are ................................. $106.00 Petitions for membership are ........................... $425.00 Petitions for affiliation are .............................. $130.00 Petitions for out of state affiliation are ........ $285.00 LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP Any member of Home Lodge to pay the prorated fees as prescribed in the Masonic Grand Lodge of California F.&A.M.’s Masonic Code: 27020 THE FOLLOWING IS THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE YEAR 2021 Age 49 and under, a factor equal to or greater than 24 times annual dues; 50 to 54 inclusive, a factor equal to or greater than 20 times annual dues; 55 to 59 inclusive, a factor equal to or greater than 18 times annual dues; 60 to 64 inclusive, a factor equal to or greater than 16 times annual dues; 65 to 71 inclusive, a factor equal to or greater than 14 times annual dues; and Age 72 and over, a factor equal to or greater than 12 times annual dues.
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  • CANDIDATES COACHING

    CANDIDATES COACHING

     

    Wednesday night is Lodge Night. Wednesday night is, COACHING NIGHT.

    Proficiency coaching is available to all EAs, FCs and MMs
    from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Please contact Wor. Steve Varsam P.M. at (818) 515-0093 for more information.

  • GIVE THE GIFT OF A LIFETIME

    As a California Mason, you are committed to the enduring health and relevance of this great organization. Our fraternity champions public education and provides industry-leading care for vulnerable seniors and families, and we are engaged community leaders. Making a legacy gift to our Masonic charities changes lives.

     

    A ‘planned’ gift, or ‘legacy’ gift, can help you achieve your personal, financial, and estate planning goals. For example, a legacy gift can provide the donor with an income for life as well as a charitable income tax deduction, and make a profound difference in Masonry.

     

    What is the Cornerstone Society?

    The Cornerstone Society is reserved for those Masons who choose to include the Masonic charities in their estate plans.

     

    The simplest way to become a Cornerstone Society member is through a bequest. But there are a variety of giving options available, such as trusts and charitable gift annuities. The method you choose will depend on your personal circumstances and needs. It is always a good idea to first consult your attorney and/or tax advisor for financial advice and expertise.

     

    How Do I Start?

    Please contact Greg Cherry to learn more at (310) 968-8369 or gcherry@freemason.org.

OUR BROTHERS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED TO THE SUBLIME DEGREE OF  MASTER MASON

Home Lodge is very honored to have these new Master Masons join the history of our Lodge. Congratulations Brothers.

Brother Christopher G. Berberian

 

Brother Avetis Petoyan

 

Brother Geronimo Legaspi

 

Brother Boris Lunares

Brother Anthony Hatchett

 

Brother Thomas S. Austin

 

Brother Justin Bruce

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