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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

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

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

    Stated Meeting

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

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January 30, 2021
February 4, 2021
  • February 4, 2021

    Stated Meeting

    February 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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February 27, 2021
March 4, 2021
  • March 4, 2021

    Stated Meeting

    March 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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March 27, 2021
April 1, 2021
  • April 1, 2021

    Stated Meeting

    April 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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April 24, 2021
May 6, 2021
  • May 6, 2021

    Stated Meeting

    May 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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May 29, 2021
June 3, 2021
  • June 3, 2021

    Stated Meeting

    June 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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June 26, 2021
July 1, 2021
  • July 1, 2021

    Stated Meeting

    July 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Regular stated meeting for Claremont Lodge No. 436

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July 31, 2021
August 5, 2021
  • August 5, 2021

    Stated Meeting

    August 5, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Masonic news

A Homeric Tale

On the 25th anniversary of the Simpsons season 6 episode 12, “Homer the Great,” we pay homage to one of the best, and certainly the funniest, send-ups of Freemasonry ever to hit the airwaves.

A Beautiful Experiment: Public Schools Month at 100

Learn more about the Masons of California’s century-long support of public education, and about the present and future of those efforts, in the latest issue of California Freemason magazine.

The Forever Home

For more than 60 years, California Masons have called the California Masonic Memorial Temple on San Francisco’s Nob Hill their home. At long last, it’s also their lodge.

Challenge Accepted

California masons responded to the #bluelodgechallenge, highlighting acts of everyday charity that are transforming their communities.

Family Matters

Meet American Canyon Lodge No 875, California’s youngest Masonic lodge—both in terms of its members and in terms of its charter, presented November 17, 2019.

He’ll Never Ride Alone Again

Last summer, Long Beach Lodge No. 327 member Dave Romero hit upon a fun idea to give back to his favorite charities: a 550-mile fundraising bike ride from Long Beach to the California Masonic Memorial Temple in San Francisco.

Annual Report 2019: The Future is Bright

Learn about the overview of the present and very bright future of the fraternity, from the charitable work being done in lodges up and down California to exciting developments on the campuses of the Masonic Homes of California to expanded relief operations launching in the Central Valley.

R.I.P. Finally

How did a 19th century Masonic tombstone from Piedmont find its way to the side of the road in Stanislaus County, 100 miles away? That’s exactly what members of Oak Summit Lodge No. 112 set out to discover—and to lay a long-lost brother to rest.

Golden Revival

Up and down California’s Gold Country, lodges are tapping into their unique history to chart their way into the future. Read more in the latest issue of California Freemason.

Striking Gold: Masonry in the Mother Lode Now

Learn about the new sound coming out of Auburn’s Eureka No. 16, a legendary Nevada County gearhead, and the curious case of a lost Masonic headstone in the latest issue of California Freemason Magazine, this month dedicated to the foothill lodges of California’s Mother Lode.

Rising From the Ashes

In the wake of the 2018 Camp Fire that destroyed his entire hometown of Paradise, Nate Smith—member of Table Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 124—turned to music as an artistic outlet—and found the big break he’d been searching for.

The Pin Code

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.

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

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”.

Initiation in Freemasonry

So what’s all this “initiation” stuff about, anyway?

Initiation is not a word one often hears in everyday conversation. Other than a certain gym which calls the first installment of their monthly dues an “initiation fee”, it’s just not used very much. So just what does it refer to and why are Freemasons always using it?…

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