© 2018 by GOLDEN RULE LODGE # 479

FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS

OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

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FREEMASONRY? WHAT IS IT?

MAKING GOOD MEN BETTER...

 

Masonry is the world's first and largest fraternal organization, and is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. Through our culture of philanthropy, we make a profound difference for our brothers, our families, our communities, and our future.

 

The mission of the Masons of California, to foster personal growth and improve the lives of others, is carried out through Masonic principles and tradition.

Our mission is guided by the enduring and relevant principles of our fraternity:

 

  • Brotherly love. We value respect, freedom, kindness, tolerance, and our differences - religious, ethnic, cultural, social, generational, and educational - and strive for harmony in our individual lives, in our lodges, and in the global community.

 

  • Relief. We take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, our families, and the community as a whole. We provide relief through philanthropy, community involvement, and delivery of excellent care.

 

  • Truth. We stay true to our personal code of conduct and ethics - honor, integrity, personal responsibility, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge.

 

We are committed to engaging and retaining members and their families through an enhanced, sustaining, and relevant membership experience. Fellowship, family, and lifelong learning are important to us. Leadership development and Masonic education are offered in a variety of formats to assist members in their continuous pursuit of knowledge, helping them excel both inside and outside the fraternity.

 

For more information click the following links by topic.

What is Freemasonry (more in depth)

What is Freemasonry E-Book Download

What do Freemasons Do? - A history of giving back