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What is masonry?

Who we are hands Masonry is the world's first and largest fraternal organization.  It is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place.  The Grand Lodge of California has nearly 80,000 Masons and about 350 lodges throughout the  state.

the mission of Masonry in California is to promote personal growth and self-improvement.  As Masons, we lead by example, give back to our communities, and support the numerous Masonic Philanthropies.  We invest in children, our neighbors, and our future.


                         As Masons, we value and promote:

                            - Ethics                                     - Diversity
- Personal growth                   - Philanthropy
- Tolerance                               - Family
- Education                               - Community

We Believe that there's more to life than pleasure and money.  We respect others' opinions and strive to grow and develop as human beings
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The rewards of being a Mason

Personal growth - Our continuing pursuit of knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives.

Friendships - Masonry is a community of men and their families who share your beliefs and values.

A sense of belonging - The fraternity lets men associate with other men of honor and integrity who believe that things like honesty, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge are important.

A strong, successful brotherhood - With 80,000 members in California, Masons can be found in any field.

Service to community - Charity is at the heart of most Masonic activities.  Our commitment to philanthropy, colunteerism, and community service helps make the world a better place for all of us.

Rich history - You will be part of an organization that values tradition and history.  The traditions and core values of our fraternity are relevant today and will endure for centuries to come.

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Just find a Mason and ask him about Masonry. You probably know several Masons. Perhaps you've seen the Square and Compasses like the one on this page or on a pin, tie tack, or bumper sticker. Learn more...

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Contact Info

Phone: (916) 663-9135
7201 English Colony Way
Penryn, CA 95663-9535
PO Box 379
Penryn, CA 95663-0379