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California Freemason

The California Freemason Magazine is a publication of the Grand Lodge of California.

Freemasonry, or Masonry, is one of the world’s most famous and historic membership organizations, a 300-year-old worldwide fraternity whose members are committed to improving themselves and their communities. Freemasonry encompasses a series of moral teachings based on allegory and the symbolism of ancient stonemasonry. At its core, Freemasonry is about building deep friendships, personal development, and community service.

  • True Friendship: Many members meet their best friends through Freemasonry because Masonry offers a combination of shared traditions, a shared purpose, and a shared commitment to fostering lifelong relationships.
  • Personal Development: Ancient stonemasons built structures. Today’s Masons focus on building character. Masons are value-driven and strive to embody those values through action, relationships, and service to others.
  • Community Service: Masons take an obligation to support their fellow members and their communities. In California, this is illustrated by their commitment to the health and well-being of all members and their families, and through support of statewide public education and literacy programs.

Today, the Masons of California have more than 330 lodges and 40,000 members throughout the state. Learn more about Freemasonry in California here.



California Freemason is mailed to every member of this Masonic jurisdiction without additional charge. Others are invited to subscribe for $12 a year or $15 outside the United States.

Publication Dates

Publication dates are the first day of March, June, September and December.

Publication Committee

G. Sean Metroka, Grand Master
Russell E. Hennings, Editor-in-Chief and PM, Saddleback Laguna № 672
Allan L. Casalou, Grand Secretary and PM, Acalanes Fellowship № 480
Ian E. Laurelin, South Pasadena № 290
Dagoberto Rodriguez, PM, South Pasadena № 290
Emanuel A. Rose, PM, Humboldt № 79
James L. Tucker, PM, Logos № 861

Editorial Staff

Emily Limón, Executive Editor
Ian A. Stewart, Editorial Director
Isabelle Guérin, Managing Editor
Pete Ivey, Creative Director
J.R. Sheetz, Multimedia Editor
Justin Japitana, Assistant EditorJohn Dale, Online Editor

Officers of the Grand Lodge

Grand Master: G. Sean Metroka, Nevada Lodge № 13
Deputy Grand Master: Arthur L. Salazar Jr., Irvine Valley Lodge № 671
Senior Grand Warden: Garrett Chan, California № 1
Junior Grand Warden: Ara Maloyan, Santa Monica-Palisades № 307
Grand Treasurer: Charles P. Cross, Metropolitan № 352
Grand Secretary: Allan L. Casalou, Acalanes Fellowship № 480
Grand Lecturer: Ricky L. Lawler, Elk Grove № 193

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