Dues and Donations
Annual Membership Dues
If you are an active member of Chico-Leland Stanford Masonic Lodge № 111 and would like to pay your annual membership dues electronically and securely, please click the “Pay Now” link below. Please note that the dues for 2019 are regularly $147 if paying by cash or check. Choosing to pay electronically includes a transaction fee for this service making dues $153. The dues are equivalent to $12.75 a month to support your lodge and the lodges obligations to support the work and charities of the Grand Lodge of California, if you pay online.
Please do not use the Pay Now button if you are applying for membership or have not yet become an active member. Thank you.
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If you have dues in arrears from the previous year, please contact the lodge secretary to arrange for payment.
2019 Dues - Pay Safely & Securely Online
The term, "Masonic Benevolence," encompasses a wide spectrum of the acts of Brotherhood. It is a traditional example of "the Masonic Way. " The first recorded act of Masonic Charity is found in the minutes of The Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) No. I of December 27, 1729. "And lastly The societie upon applicon from one David Mitchell a poor distrest journayman mason appointed Henry Wilson their former Warden to give him three pounds Scots and to take credite therefor in his accompts."
Since that time Masonic Lodges throughout the world have dispensed charity to poor and distressed Brethren and extended it to their widows and orphans. Charity contains the lubricant and the cement of life. It is an essential ingredient of Masonry. It has been said that "the Masonic Way is to give without remembering and to receive without forgetting."
Please consider choosing one or more of the following donation categories, one at a time, to make charitable contributions to:
improving your lodge or
supporting the two largest Grand Lodge of California Masonic charities covering support and relief for members and their families and maintaining the two retirement homes;
or public education through childhood literacy programs and university scholarships for aspiring students.