Our Mission and Our Lodge
Mission: to promote personal growth and self-improvement. As Masons, we lead by example, and give back to our communities. We invest in children, our neighbors, and our future.
Personal Growth: Our continuing pursuit of knowledge, ethics, moral leadership, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives, to the lives of our families, to the community, and to the fraternity.
Friendship: Masonry is a community of men and their families, who share a common belief and values.
A Sense of Belonging: The Masonic Fraternity is a group of men, whose belief of honor, integrity, trust, compassion, love, and knowledge are important. The Declaration of Independence phrased it this way: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”.
Service: Commitment to philanthropy, volunteerism, and community service by the Masons of California and Masonic Members of Lodi Lodge No. 256, helps make the world a better place for all of us. Philanthropies of York Rite; Scottish Rite; and the Shriners Hospital for Children are but a few examples
Rich History: As a member of The Freemasons, The Grand Lodge of California and Lodi Lodge No. 256 you will be a part of an organization that values tradition and history. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are relevant today as they were in the past and will be in the future.