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Claremont No. 436

Education        Growth       Friendship

What is Masonry?

Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization. It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place. For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come.

Our Lodge

We are a vibrant and diverse group of men coming together to celebrate the shared vision of an oasis of peace, harmony, and fraternal affection.

 

We value our role within an organization which is recognized as being a positive and relevant force of influence in the world.

 

We strive to maintain an environment where all members can go and expect to meet other positive, like-minded men who value family, friendship, spiritual development, self-improvement, and virtue.

 

We look to emulate the ideals of the Fraternity; and we accomplish this by working to ensure that the deeper implications of Masonic wisdom are explored and cultivated within each member through solemn and sincere degrees coupled with a contemplative approach to education.

 

We always seek to foster friendship, personal growth, and individual success through mentoring, and friendly concern.

Rewards of Being a Freemason

Education

Freemasonry transmits knowledge for the purpose of self improvement and a connection to something higher. It teaches through initiatory rites, deep symbolism, spiritual tradition, and emulation. While not a religion, its teachings are in harmony with the essential lessons of the world’s religions and have the effect of enhancing the experience of one’s personal spirituality. The capable student will translate these lessons and experiences into his daily life and actions.

Growth

Our continuing pursuit of virtue and knowledge fosters self-improvement and brings more meaning to our lives. Exploring the wisdom of Freemasonry, being an active part of our community, and spending time with like minded men are activities that give us the opportunity to develop leadership skills, and enable us to build self-discipline and confidence through commitment and service.

Friendship

Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge- regardless of their race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship status, or national origin. We are friends and brothers who are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of virtuous men.

Join Us

We are a universal fraternity of like-minded brothers becoming better men through esoteric knowledge for the purpose of serving our families and community.

 

 

Membership is open to men 18 and older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being.

 

 

One of Freemasonry’s customs is not to solicit members – men must seek membership on their own initiative. 

 

 

If you are interested in applying for membership to our lodge, the first step is to contact us below to schedule a visit or request more information.

 

 

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Upcoming events

January 23, 2020
  • January 23, 2020

    Formation Meeting

    January 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Masons only

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January 25, 2020
January 29, 2020
  • January 29, 2020

    Masonic Info Night

    January 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Masons and prospects

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January 30, 2020
  • January 30, 2020

    Installation Practice

    January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    All Officers required

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February 1, 2020
  • February 1, 2020

    Lodge Installation

    February 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    4pm social, 5pm ceremony

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February 5, 2020
February 6, 2020
  • February 6, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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February 12, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

    Day off & Pomona lodge stuff

    February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

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  • February 12, 2020

    Masonic Discussion Group

    February 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Eleusis

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February 13, 2020
February 20, 2020
February 22, 2020
  • February 22, 2020

    Game Night @ the Lodge

    February 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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February 26, 2020
February 27, 2020
February 29, 2020
March 5, 2020
  • March 5, 2020

    Stated & Inspector's Official Visit

    March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436 & Inspector's Official Visit

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March 14, 2020
March 28, 2020
April 2, 2020
  • April 2, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    April 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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April 18, 2020
  • April 18, 2020

    UCLA Conference on Freemasonry

    April 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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April 25, 2020
May 7, 2020
  • May 7, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    May 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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May 30, 2020
June 4, 2020
  • June 4, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    June 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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June 27, 2020
July 2, 2020
  • July 2, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    July 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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July 25, 2020
August 6, 2020
  • August 6, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    August 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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August 29, 2020
September 3, 2020
  • September 3, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    September 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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September 26, 2020
October 1, 2020
  • October 1, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    October 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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October 9, 2020
  • October 9, 2020

    Annual Communication

    October 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - October 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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October 31, 2020
November 5, 2020
  • November 5, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    November 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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November 28, 2020
December 3, 2020
  • December 3, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    December 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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December 26, 2020
January 7, 2021
  • January 7, 2021

    Stated Meeting

    January 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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Every fall, as the Grand Master prepares for the busy year ahead, he’s faced with the task of articulating the theme which will both guide his administration and define its legacy. And it needs to fit on a lapel pin.

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Whether in underground caves or quarries, Masons have been known to meet in some unusual places. Learn more about how these underground meeting spaces elevated the lodge experience.

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Whether your lodge is funding generous scholarships for local students or clearing trash from the roads or beach, we want the world to know about it with #bluelodgechallenge.

September Issue of Claremont Masons

Click on the image below to access the September 2019 issue of Claremont Masons

The Forever Pace

For most of the past year, Loren Newman ––member of Prometheus Lodge No. 851–– had a set morning routine: Wake up at 5 a.m. and get ready for an early jog… up and down a 1,000-foot-high mountain… five times.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Armin Houshmandi, a master Mason with Golden Rule Lodge No. 479 and the founder of the riding association the Seekers of Light, puts it this way: “The asphalt is unforgiving and physics are unforgiving, and you have to learn to work within the rules and laws of life… Where do you really do that, aside from Masonry?”

Read the Newest Issue of California Freemason!

The July/August issue of California Freemason magazine is now available on our newly redesigned online edition: californiafreemason.org!

July Issue of “Claremont Masons”

Click on the image below to access the July 2019 issue of Claremont Masons  

Symbols of Femininity

On aprons and teapots, in the first degrees and the virtues and lessons of Freemasonry, feminine symbols are threaded into the very fabric of Freemasonry.

Pin & Paddy’s – March 16 @ 6:00pm

Please join us as we celebrate 50 years of service and brotherhood by presenting Worshipful James R. Perry with his Golden Veteran Award! 

2019 Installation Ceremony – Saturday, January 26th @ 1:00pm

Please join us Saturday, January 26th for the 107th Annual Installation of Officers

The January Newsletter is Available!

Click here to download the Lodge Newsletter for January 2019

“We Take Good Lodges and Make Them Better”: A Master’s Manifesto

There is an implication that a lodge, being made up of masons who are “good, and becoming better” has by extension the same duty- to be good, and to work to be better. So how can we each contribute to the improvement of the lodge as a whole? That is the focus of this manifesto.

Masonic Formation: From the Quarry to the Heavens

Masonry professes to “make good men better”. This implies that a good man is the only kind that we should allow through our doors; but even then he must realize that he can become better still- if he will make himself a vessel for the teachings and experiences that “make a mason”.

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