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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

June 5, 2024
June 6, 2024
  • June 6, 2024

    Stated Meeting & Pub Social

    June 6, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

    Monthly business meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

    We are also hosting WB Fred Davis, who will discuss the Masons4Mitts fundraiser.

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June 12, 2024
June 13, 2024
June 19, 2024
June 20, 2024
June 21, 2024
  • June 21, 2024

    St. John the Baptist's Day Potluck

    June 21, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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June 23, 2024
June 26, 2024
  • June 26, 2024

    Formation Forum

    June 26, 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Topic: The Three Theological Virtues

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June 27, 2024
July 3, 2024
July 10, 2024
July 11, 2024
  • July 11, 2024

    Stated Meeting & Pub Social

    July 11, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

    Monthly business meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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July 17, 2024
July 24, 2024
July 31, 2024
August 1, 2024
  • August 1, 2024

    Stated Meeting & Pub Social

    August 1, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

    Monthly business meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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August 7, 2024
August 14, 2024
August 21, 2024
August 28, 2024
September 4, 2024
September 5, 2024
  • September 5, 2024

    Stated Meeting & Pub Social

    September 5, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

    Monthly business meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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September 11, 2024
September 18, 2024
September 25, 2024
October 2, 2024
October 3, 2024
  • October 3, 2024

    Stated Meeting & Pub Social

    October 3, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

    Monthly business meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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Masonic news

June 2024 Newsletter

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May 2024 Newsletter

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Brick by Brick: Inside a Lodge-Building Boom

In this issue of California Freemason, we’re exploring what it takes to get new lodges off the ground, and how they define themselves within the landscape of Masonry in the state.

April 2024 Newsletter

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March 2024 Newsletter

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February 2024 Newsletter

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January 2024 Newsletter

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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.

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.

December 2023 Issue of Claremont Masons

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November 2023 Issue of Claremont Masons

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October 2023 Issue of Claremont Masons

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September 2023 Issue of Claremont Masons

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August 2023 Issue of Claremont Masons

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Join Us and Let Your Network Know #ImAMason!

Between July 10–21, we’re asking all members who are comfortable doing so to post a short message on Facebook or Instagram saying why Freemasonry is important to you. 

California Freemason: The Magic Issue

In the Magic Issue of California Freemason magazine, we’re casting a light on some of those similar connections between magic and Masonry.

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?

July 2023 Issue of Claremont Masons

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California Freemason: In Masonry and Politics, Finding Common Ground

Most people know that there are two things that Masons don’t discuss in the lodge room: politics and religion. Instead, they focus on the things that bind them, not that divide. Could that be a model for a more harmonious world outside the lodge?

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.

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.

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.

Working as Death’s Doormen

These Masons working with death have an intimate familiarity with the other side.

Underwater, Reminders of a Forgotten Masonic Cemetery

A tiny, sandy cove, San Francisco’s Aquatic Park is one of the most reliably sunny spots in town. Yet clues of the city’s distant past are still there.

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