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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

November 23, 2022
  • November 23, 2022

    OSI - Upland- Mt. Baldy Lodge

    November 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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November 24, 2022
November 30, 2022
  • November 30, 2022

    Candidate Formation

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

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

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December 1, 2022
  • December 1, 2022

    Stated Meeting & Pub Social

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

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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December 3, 2022
  • December 3, 2022

    Holiday Party

    December 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    This annual occasion allows us to pause and celebrate the successful Masonic year, enjoy fellowship, and honor our ladies and widows.

    Our lodge widows are invited to be our special guests, and all ladies in attendance will receive a gift in gratitude for their love and support.

    As in prior years, the dinner will include sumptuous fare provided by Creative Catering, and libations crafted by our Master.

    Social hour will be at 6:00pm, with Dinner at 7:00pm

    RSVP required for all attendees.
    To pay by card go to https://tinyurl.com/4er5a9y2
    Note: Eventbrite includes a small processing fee to pay by card.

    To pay by cash or check at the door, please RSVP with Bobby Thompson at [email protected] by no later than Saturday, 11/26/2022.

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December 8, 2022
December 14, 2022
  • December 14, 2022

    Candidate Formation

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

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

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December 15, 2022
December 17, 2022
  • December 17, 2022

    Installation of 2023 Officers

    December 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    A special annual event where the elected and appointed lodge officers are officially invested with their emblems of office and reminded of the duties they will be charged to undertake in the upcoming year. One of very few Masonic ceremonies which may be viewed by invited members of the public.

    Dress code is tuxedo for officers, dark suit for members, and appropriate formal or semi-formal attire for all others.

    Social hour at 4:00pm, Ceremony at 5:00pm sharp.

    Light refreshments to follow ceremony.

    Please RSVP to [email protected]

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December 28, 2022
  • December 28, 2022

    Candidate Formation

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

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

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January 5, 2023
  • January 5, 2023

    Stated Meeting & Pub Social

    January 5, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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January 11, 2023
  • January 11, 2023

    Candidate Formation

    January 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

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January 12, 2023
January 18, 2023
  • January 18, 2023

    Masonic Info Night (for prospects)

    January 18, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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January 21, 2023
  • January 21, 2023

    Heritage Night (tentative)

    January 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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January 25, 2023
  • January 25, 2023

    Candidate Formation

    January 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

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January 26, 2023
February 2, 2023
  • February 2, 2023

    Dinner & Stated Meeting

    February 2, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Dinner at 6:30pm followed by Stated (Monthly) Business meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436 at 7:30pm.

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February 8, 2023
  • February 8, 2023

    Candidate Formation

    February 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

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February 9, 2023
February 16, 2023
February 22, 2023
  • February 22, 2023

    Candidate Formation

    February 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

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March 2, 2023
  • March 2, 2023

    Stated Meeting

    March 2, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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March 8, 2023
  • March 8, 2023

    Candidate Formation

    March 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

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Masonic news

November 2022 Issue of Claremont Masons

Click on the image below to access the November 2022 issue of Claremont Masons

California Freemason Magazine: The Temple Issue

In this issue of California Freemason Magazine, we’re casting our gaze anew at our fraternal home, the California Masonic Memorial Temple in San Francisco.

Download the Simple Guide to Freemasonry

Discuss your Masonic experience with others easily by downloading the simple guide to Freemasonry and brushing up on the basics.

New Online Exhibition from the Henry W. Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry

Explore some stunning examples of this fraternal craftwork through the ages in From the Hands of Fellowship, a new virtual exhibition from the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry.

Learn About Freemasonry Symbols

Maybe you’ve seen the square and compass logo on buildings around town or wondered about the meaning of emblems like the Masonic trowel. What’s the history behind Masonic symbols, and how do they factor into what happens in a lodge?

California Freemason Magazine: Freemasonry in Latin America Now

In this special issue of California Freemason, we take a Masonic road trip south of the border to learn about the long history of Freemasonry in Latin America.

Discovery Masonry on Freemason.org

Say hello to a series of brand-new web resources for prospects and new members available on freemason.org, the online home of the Masons of California.

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At a Masonic Cemetery, a Forever Home

Beginning in 1852, Masonic cemeteries have provided a final resting place for some of the most important figures in California’s history. From Shasta to San Diego, they’ve brought Masons together to celebrate, mourn, and pay homage.

For Freemasons, Death is Not the End

The Masonic funeral ceremony is often the first encounter of the craft for outsiders—which is fitting, because the concepts of death, rebirth, and legacy are important elements to Freemasonry.

California Freemason Magazine: The After Life Issue

In the newest issue of CaliforniaFreemason, we celebrate life by examining the Masonic customs and traditions related to mortality, death, and whatever comes next.

The Mayor of Dub

Thirty years after helping launch Sublime, Marshall goodman is still well-qualified to represent the LBC.

September Issue of Claremont Masons

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

July Issue of “Claremont Masons”

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

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

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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

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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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