Masonic Youth Groups - Soaring!

DeMolay and Jobs Daughters Chico Chapters are doing well and growing. Just as we have seen our Chico-Paradise Chapter of Rainbow for Girls growing the last several years. Now our other two youth groups are growing and winning awards.

Chico Chapter of DeMolay won the jurisdiction membership award, award for most improved chapter and Liam Hawkins won Master Councilor of the year and was elected Superior Division Representative at the California DeMolay meeting in Oakland’s Scottish Rite Center.

Well done to the DeMolay adult advisors Aaron Hawkins and Rick Foell and Jobs Daughters adult advisors Alicia Meyer and Peggy Glander for the wonderful job they are doing with the youth!

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Chico-Paradise Assembly #204 of Rainbow Girls invites lodge members to a reception for:

  • Jasmine Scott - Grand Hope

  • Bailee Weiglein - Grand Recorder

  • Sadie Kelly - Grand Nature

Saturday, January 26 @ 2pm

Colusa Masonic Lodge - 311 Fifth Street, Colusa

Join us for a 2nd Degree Passing, Tuesday December 4th

When: Tuesday, December 4th @ 7:00pm

Come out to support Bro. Spencer McNair

Do you remember your 2nd degree? 

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Please make time to come out to support this young brother and help raise him to the sublime degree of Master Mason.

Contact Bro. Sid Crane, Lodge secretary (893-3171 or 111secretary@sbcglobal.net) if you need assistance with transportation.  Lodge officers and others can help get you to the degree and home again.

Light snacks and desert afterwards.

MEDIA ALERT: DONATIONS AVAILABLE AT CHICO MASONIC FAMILY CENTER

A wide variety of donated goods are available free to the public at the Chico Masonic Family Center on Friday and Saturday, including pet food, bedding, toys, clothing and personal hygiene items.

Chico Masonic Family Center

1110 W. East Ave.

Chico

Friday, Nov. 16 until 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Items have been donated by people from Northern Nevada and families of the Chico Masonic Family Center in response to the Camp Fire. 

Please note the Chico Masonic Family Center is not an evacuation center and is not serving meals, and no camping is allowed on the grounds.  Please do not call the Masonic Center.

Members: Please consider downloading and using the Lodge Cellphone App

The Camp Fire that has devastated our brothers and families in Paradise brings our Lodge App for communications amongst our members into full focus. The app has become an invaluable tool to share valuable information to all lodge members that own a smartphone.

Some of the features we wanted addressed:

  • Looking for a way to motivate communicate and engage with each other outside stated meetings and dinners.

  • Ability to be able to share photos, messages, emergency information, and social events privately with our lodge members.

  • Connection to our our lodge websites calendar system with built in reminders.

  • A communication that comes at no cost to our members.

Features and benefits

Post and comment on messages and pictures in a Facebook-like news feed.
View calendar information for your lodge; all data is pulled in directly from our lodge website Google calendar; dates are automatically synced.
Send notifications of events directly to members’ smartphones.
RSVP to events straight from your smartphone.
Browse member contact information; email and call other members with ease.
Create smaller groups on specific topics, or send a private message a single person.
Link to our lodge website, Trestleboard, or other important documents from the app.
All activity is private to the members of the app only; message and post to only members on the app.
Administrators can see reports on what is popular in your app. Bro. Dean Fairbanks is the administrator of both the app and the lodge website. Questions? Contact at chicolelandstanford111@gmail.com

Use the link below to install our lodge's app:

http://ourapp.link/chico-stanford-111

Installation instructions:

The app needs to install completely before "Device Management" and the option to trust will show up in "General" (in Settings).  FYI below are the instructions for "trusting" the CA Grand Lodge, follow them completely.

Brothers can trust the CA Grand Lodge by opening Settings, then "General", then "Device Management", then trust apps from "GRAND LODGE FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, Inc.". They should then be able to open the app. (The download page also contains these instructions, for reference.)

Working Tools Group Meets Thursday - Lodge Library

Do you want to deepen your Masonic travels? Do you have questions after rising up through the degrees? This is your chance to ask questions and to discuss topics of interest in the fraternity.

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When: Thursday October 11

Time: 6:30-8:30

Where: Lodge Library

THEME: Oktoberfest! Some nibbles and suds

TOPIC: Masonic Conspiracy - how to handle the hysteria

We have podcasts that you can listen to that cover conspiracy issues, Millenial’s perceptions of Freemasons, and what it means to be a member. You will find them by clicking HERE. Give them a listen then come have a discussion. All in good brotherly fun and Masonic education.

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New series on Netflix: Inside the Freemasons

The BBC and SKY TV networks created a five episode series of documentary interviews and film footage of the British masonry system last year for the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry. This series is now available on Netflix. Each episode is 45 minutes long. Offers a fascinating view of British masonry.

Definitely worth a viewing and discussion in lodge or at a Working Tools Group meeting.


Help Us Reach Our Goal: Lodge Chair Repair

We are so close to meeting our goal to repair the South, West and North chairs in the lodge room. They have done their job since 1994, but now they need some repairs to be used comfortably by all the organizations that use the lodge room.

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Please contribute if you can to reaching our goal of $2,600 to begin the repairs. We have so far been gifted $1,995 by 13 gracious individuals, as little as $20 helps.

Consider donating by contacting either the lodge secretary or the building manager, John Gilha.

Thank you to all those that have gifted in this campaign so far!

Join us for a 3rd Degree Raising, Tuesday August 28th

When: Tuesday, August 28th @ 7:00pm

Note: degree only no proficiency.

Light snacks and desert afterwards.

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Do you remember your 3rd degree? 

Please make time to come out to support this young brother and help raise him to the sublime degree of Master Mason.

Contact Sid Crane (893-3171 or 111secretary@sbcglobal.net) in the Lodge secretaries office if you need assistance with transportation.  Lodge officers and others can help get you to the degree and home again.

Chico Veterans Labor Day BBQ

To All Lodge Brothers,

Veterans Resource Center of Chico is having a rib cook-off on September 1st at the Bambi Inn, Butte Meadows.  They are looking for volunteers and people to participate in the cook-off.

Bro. Glenn Story would like to get a group from our lodge to either volunteer or participate.  Are you ready to flex those BBQ muscles and bring forward those secret rib recipes?  It's just a good way to get involved with the community, display Masonic brotherhood principles to others, and have some access to some really great food.  Contact Glenn if you are interested via the lodge secretary, Bro. Sid Crane:

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