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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 both formal and informal mentoring, and friendly concern.

Education        Growth        Friendship

Rewards of Being a Freemason

Education

Like secular education, Freemasonry transmits knowledge for the purpose of self improvement and a connection to something higher. It teaches through initiatory rites, deep symbolism, and spiritual tradition. 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 truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.

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, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral 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.  Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.

 

One of Freemasonry’s customs is not to solicit members – men must seek membership on their own initiative. Anyone is welcome to request information about the fraternity.

 

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

October 20, 2019
  • October 18, 2019

    2019 Annual Communication

    October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

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October 22, 2019
October 23, 2019
  • October 23, 2019

    Formation Meeting

    October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Topic: EA Degree Symbolism cont.

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October 24, 2019
  • October 24, 2019

    Rehearsal: Flag Presentation & Balloting

    October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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October 26, 2019
October 30, 2019
November 6, 2019
  • November 6, 2019

    Formation Meeting

    November 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Topic: EA Degree Symbolism cont.

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November 7, 2019
  • November 7, 2019

    Stated Meeting

    November 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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November 9, 2019
  • November 9, 2019

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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November 13, 2019
  • November 13, 2019

    Masonic Discussion Group

    November 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Topic: to be determined

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November 14, 2019
November 20, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

    Formation Meeting

    November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Topic: EA Degree Symbolism cont.

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November 21, 2019
November 27, 2019
November 30, 2019
December 5, 2019
  • December 5, 2019

    Stated Meeting

    December 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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December 14, 2019
  • December 14, 2019

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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December 28, 2019
January 2, 2020
  • January 2, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    January 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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January 11, 2020
  • January 11, 2020

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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January 25, 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 8, 2020
  • February 8, 2020

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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February 29, 2020
March 5, 2020
  • March 5, 2020

    Stated Meeting

    March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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March 14, 2020
  • March 14, 2020

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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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 11, 2020
  • April 11, 2020

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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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 9, 2020
  • May 9, 2020

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    May 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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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 13, 2020
  • June 13, 2020

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    June 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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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 11, 2020
  • July 11, 2020

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    July 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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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 8, 2020
  • August 8, 2020

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    August 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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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 12, 2020
  • September 12, 2020

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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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 10, 2020
  • October 10, 2020

    Job's Daughters Bethel 301

    October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Regular in-robe meeting for Bethel. All master masons are welcome to attend.

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