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.

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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First Degree: Wednesday in Orland Lodge!

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When: Wednesday, February 13th @ 7:00pm

Where: Orland Lodge

Come out to support Mr. Irvin Noval as he enters the fraternity

Do you remember your 1st degree?

Please make time to come out to support this young brother.

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.

Carpool to Orland Lodge will leave Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge at 6:15pm.

Light snacks and desert afterwards.

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