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.


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:

Black History Month: Celebrating Famous Black Freemasons!


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.


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


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


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First Degree: Wednesday in Orland Lodge!


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 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!


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? 


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 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.


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.


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

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

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.)