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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

Claremont Masons are a vibrant and diverse group of men who value family, friendship, spiritual development, self-improvement, and virtuous character.

 

We join together to celebrate the shared vision of an oasis of peace, harmony, and fraternal affection.

 

Through the study and application of Masonic principles, and by uniting in the bonds of fraternal affection, we refine our character, grow in wisdom, and seek to improve the lives of others.

 

 

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.

Membership

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 RSVP for a Masonic Info Night, our monthly special event for prospects, which consists of a presentation about Freemasonry, a question & answer session with current members, and a tour of our building.

 

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Upcoming events

August 4, 2022
  • August 4, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    August 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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August 10, 2022
  • August 10, 2022

    Candidate Formation

    August 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Fellowcraft class at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm, EA class at 8pm

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August 11, 2022
August 18, 2022
August 20, 2022
  • August 20, 2022

    Masonic Movie Night on the patio

    August 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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August 24, 2022
  • August 24, 2022

    Candidate Formation

    August 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Fellowcraft class at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm, EA class at 8pm

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August 25, 2022
August 27, 2022
  • August 27, 2022

    Building Assoc. and Executive Meeting

    August 27, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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September 1, 2022
  • September 1, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    September 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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September 14, 2022
  • September 14, 2022

    Candidate Formation

    September 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Fellowcraft class at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm, EA class at 8pm

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September 28, 2022
  • September 28, 2022

    Candidate Formation

    September 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Fellowcraft class at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm, EA class at 8pm

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October 6, 2022
  • October 6, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    October 6, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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October 12, 2022
  • October 12, 2022

    Candidate Formation

    October 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Fellowcraft class at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm, EA class at 8pm

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October 21, 2022
  • October 21, 2022

    Grand Lodge Annual Communication

    October 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - October 23, 2022 @ 1:30 pm

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October 26, 2022
  • October 26, 2022

    Candidate Formation

    October 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Fellowcraft class at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm, EA class at 8pm

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November 3, 2022
  • November 3, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    November 3, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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November 9, 2022
  • November 9, 2022

    Candidate Formation

    November 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Fellowcraft class at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm, EA class at 8pm

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November 23, 2022
  • November 23, 2022

    Candidate Formation

    November 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Fellowcraft class at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm, EA class at 8pm

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December 1, 2022
  • December 1, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    December 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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