About Our Members
With more than 60,000 members in California, Masonry in the Intermountain Community represents the entire spectrum of diversity. The Masonic Lodge is not a religion; however, Masons believe in the importance of religion as part of their everyday lives; men of all faiths are members of the organization.
Membership in California Masonry is growing and getting younger. The fastest growing segment of our membership is 18-30 year olds. About 2,000 men are initiated each year; their average age is 39.
Masonry is a brotherhood of like-minded men who genuinely care about each other. We develop lifelong friendships with fellow Masons and their families, and are welcomed at Masonic lodges throughout the United States and the world.
The satisfaction of being part of a centuries-old fraternity whose traditions and core values are relevant today, and will endure for centuries to come, is important to California Masons.
About the fraternity
Masonry is the world's first and largest fraternal organization, and is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. Through our culture of philanthropy, we make a profound difference for our brothers, our families, our communities, and our future.
The mission of the Fort Crook Lodge 250 and the Grand Lodge of California, to foster personal growth and improve the lives of others, is carried out through Masonic principles and tradition. Our mission is guided by the enduring and relevant principles of our fraternity:
Brotherly love. We value respect, freedom, kindness, tolerance, and our differences - religious, ethnic, cultural, social, generational, and educational - and strive for harmony in our individual lives, in our lodges, and in the global community.
Relief. We take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, our families, and the community as a whole. We provide relief through philanthropy, community involvement, and delivery of excellent care.
Truth. We stay true to our personal code of conduct and ethics - honor, integrity, personal responsibility, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge.
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Fort Crook Lodge 250 F&AM