The History of California’s #168 Masonic Lodge
San Mateo Lodge #168
On June 28, 1863, seven Master Masons held a meeting in the San Mateo Courthouse, at Redwood City, to discuss the feasibility of organizing a Lodge in that county. This would be the first Masonic Lodge in San Mateo County. The seven Masons were Samuel Cook, Frederick E. Bartlett, Andrew Teague, Benjamin F. Gillum, John M. Allen, August Eikerenkotter, and Thomas Lathrop. Eikerenkotter was called to chair the meeting and Lathrop was appointed Secretary. …read more
This Month: July, 2020
Per Grand Master, there are no Masonic events scheduled in July
NO FAMILY DINNER THIS MONTH
San Carlos Hall Rental
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. read more
Becoming a Mason
One of Masonry’s customs is not to solicit members; men must seek membership on their own through a Mason they know or a local lodge.
California Masonic membership is open to men age 18 or older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being. Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome…Learn More
From the East
As we start our new Masonic year, it seems a particularly good time to reflect on the meaning of being our Brother’s keeper. I often turn to the writings of Most Worshipful John L. Cooper III,
P.G.M. for insight and reflection…
From the West
Thank you for electing me as your Senior Warden. I look forward to the new year and my new responsibilities and I will do my best to live up to the high expectations set by the long line of my predecessors.