This Month – April

Posted by on Mar 28, 2020 in News & Events |

From The East Dear Brethren, Your health, safety and well being are of paramount importance to our Lodge. We now live under a state of National Emergency and tremendous uncertainty. We will take no undue risk with your health and safety and that or your spouses and family. Accordingly, I am suspending all Lodge activities until further notice. I will reevaluate again on March 31. Until my further notice, there will be no Lodge meetings or gatherings, family dinners, Hall rentals, etc. Under CMC and by communication from Most Worshipful John Trauner, we must hold Stated meeting. However, the meeting I do hold will have an abbreviated agenda of only reading minutes and reading and authorizing the payment of bills and with just 5 officers present. While it is your right it attend, I encourage you to play it safe and stay at home. Please try to understand the spirit of this request and support it by not attending our April Stated Meeting. Gain, the agenda will be only minutes and bills. Furthermore, §807.000 of our code allows the WM to postpone a stated meeting for one week due to “non-weather related unsafe conditions.” Also on March 31, I will decide whether or not to postpone our April Stated Meeting and will notify and update you. To stay updated on the National and local situation, here are two websites: https://www.smchealth,org.coronavirus from Grand Master John Trauner: bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9Nzg0NTI0MCZzdWJzY3JpYmVyaWQ9OTEwOTY0ODY5 Download our Lodge APP – contact Contact myself: +1 (650) 504-2300 cell Contact our Senior Warden: If you have concerns or questions or especially needs please reach out. We Irish sometimes say “May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Join me, please, in prayers for each of our Lodge officers, Lodge members, their spouses, children, family members and loved ones. Pray for our Grand Lodge Officers in the same manner as they guide us statewide. And Pray for our animals who surely sense when our minds are troubled or our hearts heavy. If you cannot be at Stated Meeting, or as we all will miss conferrals, I suggest that we read our Book of Holy Writings, cook dinner for our spouse, help our children with home study, take our dog for an extra long walk, and maybe read our cypher. May God bless and protect each and every one of you and yours. Travel in safety my Brothers Fraternally yours, Dennis Mahoney P.M. From The West Brethren, As you read this, the Corona Virus is probably still keeping us all on our toes. In this stressful time, it is important to remember the society around us and our extended family, as charity is the core...

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Events This Month

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Family Dinner – September 12. 2017 6:30 P.M. Chantler Hall Come out and enjoy the social time with the officers and the brethren and their family and have a good dinner. The cost of this dinner is only $20.00 per person. Reservations are mandatory to Wor. Bill Fischer at (650) 349-6922 or e-mail: by September 8, 2017. Reception – September 17, 2017 Peninsula 168 2:00 P.M. This is a reception honoring Worshipful Sebastien L.J. Taveau, PM on his being appointed the Assistant Grand Lecturer for Division 1. This is an honor for him and our lodge. This will be a good time to come out, show our support and congratulate him. The dress code is casual. If you plan on attending, an RSVP is needed by September 10, 2017 to Wor. James Camper by telephone (650) 568-4343 or email:...

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History of Freemasonry

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in News & Events |

The inception of Freemasonry In the Middle Ages, the term “freemason” was awarded to highly skilled stonemasons who were hired as free agents to build castles and cathedrals in England and Scotland.  Because of the inherent danger of their work, stonemasons formed local organizations, called lodges, to take care of sick and injured members as well as the widows and orphans of those who were killed on the job.  The first Grand Lodge was established in 1717 in London.  In 1718,  English Freemasonry spread to France and Spain, and after 1729, to India,Italy, Poland and Sweden.  Freemasonry spread to the other parts of Europe and eventually made its way to the American colonies.  In 1733, the first American lodge was established in Boston, under the authority of the Grand Lodge of England.  Of the 39 men who signed the U.S. Constitution, 13 were Masons. Freemasonry come to California Freemasonry has been an integral part of California for more than 150 years.  During the Gold Rush of 1849, thousands of settlers came to California in search of fortune.  Many of these men had been Masons back East and brought with them the tradition of Freemasonry.  Not surprisingly, some of California’s first Masonic Lodges were established in the mining towns of the Gold Country.  In 1850-the same year California became a state-the Grand Lodge of California was established in Sacramento.  Within 10 years, the number of Masonic Lodges had grown from 11 to 130, while membership soared from 258 to more than 5,000.  Over the years, the Masons have played a key role in shaping the history of California.  To date, 19 California governors have been Masons, and at least four California Masons have been elected to the U.S. Senate.  Today, the Grand Lodge of California has almost 90,000 members in about 400 Lodges located throughout the state, making it one of the largest Grand Lodges in the world. A legacy of philanthropy Throughout their 150 year history, the California Masons have remained steadfast in their commitment to helping others and serving the community.  They have volunteered hundreds of thousands of hours and donated millions of dollars to support a wide range of charitable programs.  Among the fraternity’s first charitable activities was helping victims of the great cholera outbreak in Sacramento in 1850.  Three Lodges, with a combined membership of 69 men, raised more than $32,000 to help build and maintain a hospital at Sutter’s...

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Becoming a Mason

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in News & Events |

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. A Mason who recommends you for membership will assist with completing and submitting the application. After submitting the application, you will be interviewed by members of the lodge you wish to join so they can learn more about you and you can learn more about Freemasonry. If the interview is favorable, your application is presented to the lodge for a vote. If the vote is affirmative, you receive the Entered Apprentice degree – the first degree of Freemasonry. When you advance through the next two degrees, you are a Master Mason and a full member of the fraternity. If you are intersesting in learning more about Freemasonry or would like to inquire about joining or affiliating with Peninsula Lodge #168, please fill the form below. Alternatively, you may use the Lodge Locator tool to find a lodge near your home. If you would like to be contacted by a member of Peninsula Lodge to learn more about the Lodge and Freemasonry, please fill the contact form below. Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Your Phone Number How do you prefer us to contact you? EmailPhoneEither Subject Are you a Mason? No - I am not a MasonYes - I am a Mason from another Lodge Your...

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