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: October, 2020

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About Freemasonry

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

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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.

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The Good Word

Our brother—aye, he is our fiend: We do not hold the right to chide, To flout and damn, world without end, The foibles that the past should hide, Deep hidden in his heart of hearts, Or maybe shining forth alone Is the good trait. Our censure smarts And sears...
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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…

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From the West

Dear Brothers,

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.

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From the South