2nd Degree Ceremony: Mark Your Calendar!

When: Wednesday, August 14th @ 6:00pm

Where: Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge #111

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Come out to support Bro. Lane Norvell as he climbs the stairs of the beautiful 2nd degree.

Do you remember your 2nd degree?

Please make time to come out to support this young brother on his progress.

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.

Family Game Night! Pizza and Soft Drinks Provided :)

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Its Hot in Chico, time to come down to the Chico Masonic Family Center for free air conditioning, but…. bring a game or two and join in the real social interaction of Family Game Night!

When: Tuesday, July 30.

Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

WM Brad Marr will be providing Pizza and Soft Drinks!

What’s not to like? Bring a friend and bring children, its family night.

DeMolay, Rainbow Girls and Jobs Daughters are all welcome!

2nd Degree Ceremony: Mark your Calendar!

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When: Tuesday, July 16th @ 7:00pm

Yes, that is tomorrow!!

Where: Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge #111

Come out to support Bro. Montell Minor as he climbs the stairs to the 2nd degree.

Do you remember your 2nd degree?

Please make time to come out to support this young brother on his progress.

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.

1st Degree Ceremony: Thursday at Los Molinos Lodge

Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge #111 welcomes two new brothers:

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Mr. Lane Norvell

Mr. Gerson Cortes-Palacios

Ceremony to be hosted by Los Molinos Lodge #150

25020 Tehama Vina Rd., Los Molinos

When: Thursday, July 11th @ 7pm

Carpool from Chico lodge starting at 6:15pm.

All brothers in good standing please come out to support these gentlemen as they enter the fraternity

Do you remember your 1st degree?

Please make time to come out to support this young brother in the Masonic tradition.

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 refreshments to be served afterwards

3rd Degree Ceremony: Bro. Irvin Noval

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When: Tuesday, June 25th

Time: 7pm

Come out to support Bro. Irvin Noval to the sublime Master Mason degree.

Do you remember your 3rd degree?

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 refreshment will be served after the degree ceremony.

1st Degree Ceremony: Tuesday 28th @ 7pm

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

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All brothers in good standing please come out to support Mr. Hendra (Jason) Cipta as he enters the fraternity

Do you remember your 1st degree?

Please make time to come out to support this young brother in the Masonic tradition.

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 refreshments to be served afterwards

3rd Degree Ceremony: Mark your Calendar for an outdoor degree!

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When: Saturday, May 11th

Time: 10am

Where: Near Pasquini's Restaurant (just south of Live Oak), near the dryer located next to the restaurant.

Come out to support Bro. Spencer McNairn to the sublime Master Mason degree.

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There will be a BBQ lunch to follow. Please try to support our brother!

For directions and ride sharing please contact Bro. Brad Marr, WM 530-518-3111 or Bro. Mark Wood 530-701-6331. This degree is being put on by the Marysville Lodge, see flyer below.


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2nd Degree Cermony: Mark your Calendar

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When: Tuesday, April 30th @ 7:00pm

Where:

Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge #111

Come out to support Bro. Irvin Noval as he gives his 1st degree proficiency and climbs the stairs to the 2nd degree.

Do you remember your 2nd degree?

Please make time to come out to support this young brother on his progress.

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.

Bro. Robert Swithenbank's 50th Year Presentation

Brother Robert Swithenbank

Will be receiving his Gold Veterans Award for 50 years in Freemasonry

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April 9, 2019

Dinner at 6:30pm and Public presentation to follow at 7:30pm.

Please mark your calendar and come celebrate his achievement.

Lodge College Scholarships Available - Chico and Durham Highschools

Chico Freemasons Offering Scholarships for College-bound High School Seniors

Up to $2,400 for Each Student Available

CHICO, Calif. – Chico Freemasons are accepting applications for scholarships from college-bound high school seniors in Chico and Durham. Each recipient can receive $300 per semester for a total of $2,400.

Applications must be received by APRIL 30 to be considered. Seniors currently attending Chico Unified or Durham Unified high schools are eligible to apply.

Application forms are available from guidance counselors at the high schools in Chico and Durham. 

Download a form HERE

The Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge has offered scholarships for decades. Applicants need to include high school transcripts showing grades and overall grade point average. While academic performance is important, applicants are also evaluated on financial need, hardship and extracurricular activities.

Each scholar will receive $300 upon proof of full-time enrollment in the first semester of college and needs to maintain a 2.5 GPA or better and submit proof of completion for each subsequent $300 payment.

For more information contact Bro. Sid Crane, lodge secretary, email 111secretary@sbcglobal.net

Paper or Online?: Consider the Trestleboard's Cost - Go Digital!

Welcome to the 21st Century!

Dang we are already 19 years into it, so….. websites and email are the rule of communication these days. With that said we would like everyone that receives a mailed paper Trestleboard to consider switching to reading it on this website and receiving it by email.

Here is the kicker if you want it sent to you by email then the lodge secretary has to have an email address on file. If you do not have an email then you can go on this website, even with your cellphone. The calendar will be updated on the website OR if you are a member WHY have you not signed up for the lodge cellphone app? Get it downloaded here and follow the instructions. Members Only.

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Do your lodge, your community and our ONLY planet a favor and contact the lodge secretary, Bro. Sid Crane, and tell him you no longer need the mailed Trestleboard.

Contact Sid by phone: 530-893-3171 or email: 111secretary@sbcglobal.net

Black History Month: Celebrating Famous Black Freemasons!

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From a an article by The Guardian (2014), we quote:

“Start digging into the history of freemasonry and you discover that [Duke] Ellington was just one of many renowned African-American musicians to be inducted into its mysterious world. He was joined by the likes of Nat King Cole, WC Handy, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton and Paul Robeson….

“By 1900, Prince Hall masonry had become a forum for politicised African-Americans, with Booker T Washington (1856-1915) and W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) serving as active members. Throughout the 20th century, many key figures in the civil rights movement were attracted to freemasonry. The father of Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Sr (1900-84) – was a member of the 23rd lodge in Atlanta, Georgia. Medgar Evers, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) activist who was assassinated in 1963, was a 32nd-degree freemason in Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction. Alex Haley (1921-92), the writer of Roots and biographer of Malcolm X, was a 33rd-degree mason in the same order. Thurgood Marshall (1908-93), the first black member of the US Supreme Court, was supported by his Prince Hall lodge in Louisiana. The comedian Richard Pryor (1940-2005) joined a lodge in Peoria, Illinois, while actor and activist Ossie Davis (1917-2005), Paul Robeson (1898-1976) and the boxer Sugar Ray Robinson (1921-89) were all active Prince Hall masons.” Finally, Shaquille O'neal (2011) and Nelson Mandela (1991) just to name a few.

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Masonic Sweetheart Lunch - Sunday February 17th

Masonic Sweetheart Lunch

Special lunch and games for all members and their spouses or partners; and all Masonic widows

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When: Sunday, February 17th

Time: 12-2pm

Where: Chico Family Masonic Center

Menu: Soup, sandwiches, salad, desert, and light beverages

Games: Bingo with prizes

Please come join us to celebrate Valentines and all the special women in our lives.

RSVP with the Lodge Secretary:

Sid j. Crane, Secretary

Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge #111

530/893-3171

111secretary@sbcglobal.net

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