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COVID-19 Updates

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Covid-19 Updates Check back frequently for the latest Updates from the Masons of California. Share on facebook Share on twitter … Read moreCOVID-19 Updates

iMember 2.0 Secretary Worksheet

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Use the links here to learn how to complete each of the common tasks of a secretary in iMember 2.0.

iMember Training

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This summer, lodges in california will have a new, intuitive, web-based member management system. Sign up to get trained!

Introducing the Online Masonic Speaker Series

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Beginning in late April, the Masons of California will host an exciting and entirely digital speakers’ series featuring lectures and talks from Masonic experts on a range of topics.

Join the Masons of CA on Facebook Live

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Join fellow California Masons each Saturday night at 9 p.m. on Facebook Live for a virtual toast celebrating our fraternal bonds, as well as honoring those working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis.

Masonic Online Leadership Course

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Designed for masters and wardens, open to all: Presenting all-new online Masonic leadership training

An Update from Grand Master John Trauner

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Here’s an update on Grand Lodge operations from Grand Master John E. Trauner.

Grand Lodge-Sponsored Event Status Spring 2020

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Status for Grand Lodge-Sponsored Events – Spring 2020

Secretaries Association Webinar

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Join us in an all-digital webinar Monday, May 4 from 4-5 p.m. to discuss current issues facing lodge secretaries. 

Hall Association Directors and Officers Webinar

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In an all-new live online webinar April 30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hall Association directors and officers can get important information and helpful advice on operations impacted by COVID-19.

Speaker Series Archive

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Beginning in late April, the Masons of California will host an exciting and entirely digital speakers’ series featuring lectures and talks from Masonic experts on a range of topics.

How to Have a Virtual Hall Association Board Meeting

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Vice president of clinical operations for the Masonic Homes of California Joseph Pritchard shares five ways to stay safe during the outbreak.

Guidance to Hall Associations on the Cares Act

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Vice president of clinical operations for the Masonic Homes of California Joseph Pritchard shares five ways to stay safe during the outbreak.

Masonic Homes Expert: Best Practices During COVID-19

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Vice president of clinical operations for the Masonic Homes of California Joseph Pritchard shares five ways to stay safe during the outbreak.

Grand Master John Trauner Announces COVID Relief Effort

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Affected by COVID-19? Masonic Relief Is here The Distressed WORTHY Brother Relief Fund is available for Masons experiencing COVID-19-related hardship. … Read moreGrand Master John Trauner Announces COVID Relief Effort

Dive Deeper Into the Craft

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Stuck at home? Check out these interesting Masonic resources to learn more about the Craft.

Our Fraternity’s Promise to One Another

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Our fraternal bonds are never more important than they are right now, as we grapple with the COVID-19 health emergency.

Lodge Events During COVID-19

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With growing public health concerns about the COVID-19 virus, here are some guidelines around lodge events and meetings.

On Freemasonry and Mormon Undergarments

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At the International Conference on Freemasonry at UCLA a study of Mormon undergarments shines light on fraternal esotericism.

How Destiny Chose Walter Wilcox

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A network of Masons assured a young orphan’s future.

Speaking to My Soul: Prof. Susan Sommers on Esoteric Origins in Freemasonry

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Ninth annual International Conference on Freemasonry at UCLA will explore the Masonic quest for secret knowledge.

Introducing the Obligation Renewal Ceremony

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Ceremony gives lodges an opportunity to reengage longtime Master Masons.

Great Masons: John Whicher

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Longtime Grand Secretary lived the Masonic life—to the very end.

2020 Ritual Competition

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We are excited to announce that in 2020 we will again hold a Ritual Competition recognizing the importance of ritual excellence within our jurisdiction.

A Masonic Mystery—in Miniature

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This miniature, golden metal altar—found in the Henry W. Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry—is undeniably cool. As for what, precisely, it’s for? That’s less clear.

Member Restoration

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Member restoration is an important new program. Learn more about it.

The Sister Brothers

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A new sister lodge program pairs rural lodges with big-city siblings.

Father Knew Best

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Newly installed Grand Master of California John E. Trauner opens up about leadership lessons, learning from history, and heeding the advice of his greatest hero—his dad.

2020 Grand Master’s Proclamations

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Together with the rest of the Grand Family, Grand Master John E. Trauner has announced his administration’s proclamations for the 2020 fraternal year.

Journey to Israel and Masonic World Conference

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Join John and Dana Trauner on the once-in-a-lifetime Grand Master’s Tour to Israel!

Raising the Banner for Brazilian Masonry

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There’s a lot of history wrapped up in one little flag from an obscure Brazilian Masonic lodge. Learn more about it—and other artifacts housed in the Grand Lodge archives—as part of our series on Masonic curios.

The French Connection

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Check out this 19th century Masonic French antique plate, where east is north and south is west and north is, well, missing! It’s one of the many curiosities housed in the archive of the Grand Lodge, imbued with secret meaning and mystery.

Congratulations to Our Winners!

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The results are in: Help recognize this year’s recipients of the Lodge Communication Awards! See the full list of winners and view samples of their efforts. These brothers are truly raising the bar for the quality of lodge communications throughout the Golden State.

New Masonic Staircase

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This video describes the process in which Chris and Heather Holme, of The Common Gavel, constructed the newest addition to Grand Lodge’s auditorium.

The Portable Masonic Cornerstone Kit

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Yes, they’re gold and silver Masonic flasks. No, they’re not for booze!

Take the #BlueLodgeChallenge

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Whether it’s honoring worthy citizens in their towns at an annual dinner, funding generous scholarships for local students, or clearing trash from the roads or beach, it’s in simple acts of charity, volunteerism, and philanthropy that Masons give back. We want the world to know about it! The #BlueLodgeChallenge is how we’re going to do it.

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