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Bear Star Lodge No. 101

Making true friends,
improving ourselves, having an impact

What is Masonry?

Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization.  It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place.  For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.

Our Mission and Our Lodge

Bear Star Lodge’s mission is to promote personal growth and improve the lives of others.  We take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, our families, and the community as a whole.  We value respect, kindness, tolerance, and our differences – religious, ethnic, cultural, generational, and educational, and strive for harmony in our individual lives, in our lodge, and in the global community.

We meet the first Thursday of each month at the California Academy of Sciences.  As a lodge, we strive to be active in our community. We have various charitable and educational events throughout the year, as well as social occasions. Some events are for members only, but many include our families.

Rewards of Being a Freemason

Making True Friends

Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.

Improving Ourselves

Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.

Having an Impact

As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Bear Star Lodge No. 101, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.

Join Us

Bear Star Lodge membership is open to men 18 and older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being.  Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.

One of Freemasonry’s customs is not to solicit members – men must seek membership on their own initiative. Anyone is welcome to request information about the fraternity.

If you are interested in applying for membership to our lodge, now is a good time to start.  Please contact us to schedule a visit during an event, or request more information.

Contact us

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Upcoming events

June 6, 2024
  • June 6, 2024

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    June 6, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • June 6, 2024

    Stated Meeting

    June 6, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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June 15, 2024
  • June 15, 2024

    Movie Night

    June 15, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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July 4, 2024
  • July 4, 2024

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    July 4, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • July 4, 2024

    Stated Meeting

    July 4, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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July 20, 2024
  • July 20, 2024

    Movie Night

    July 20, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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August 1, 2024
  • August 1, 2024

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    August 1, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • August 1, 2024

    Stated Meeting

    August 1, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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August 17, 2024
  • August 17, 2024

    Movie Night

    August 17, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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September 5, 2024
  • September 5, 2024

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    September 5, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • September 5, 2024

    Stated Meeting

    September 5, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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September 21, 2024
  • September 21, 2024

    Movie Night

    September 21, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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October 3, 2024
  • October 3, 2024

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    October 3, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • October 3, 2024

    Stated Meeting

    October 3, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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October 19, 2024
  • October 19, 2024

    Movie Night

    October 19, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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November 7, 2024
  • November 7, 2024

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    November 7, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • November 7, 2024

    Stated Meeting

    November 7, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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November 16, 2024
  • November 16, 2024

    Movie Night

    November 16, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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December 5, 2024
  • December 5, 2024

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    December 5, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • December 5, 2024

    Stated Meeting

    December 5, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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December 21, 2024
  • December 21, 2024

    Movie Night

    December 21, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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January 2, 2025
  • January 2, 2025

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    January 2, 2025 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • January 2, 2025

    Stated Meeting

    January 2, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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January 18, 2025
  • January 18, 2025

    Movie Night

    January 18, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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February 6, 2025
  • February 6, 2025

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    February 6, 2025 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • February 6, 2025

    Stated Meeting

    February 6, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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February 15, 2025
  • February 15, 2025

    Movie Night

    February 15, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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March 6, 2025
  • March 6, 2025

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    March 6, 2025 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • March 6, 2025

    Stated Meeting

    March 6, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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March 15, 2025
  • March 15, 2025

    Movie Night

    March 15, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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April 3, 2025
  • April 3, 2025

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    April 3, 2025 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • April 3, 2025

    Stated Meeting

    April 3, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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April 19, 2025
  • April 19, 2025

    Movie Night

    April 19, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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May 1, 2025
  • May 1, 2025

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    May 1, 2025 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    All are welcome to our monthly dinners, here at the lodge. Please rsvp by emailing secretary@bearstarlodge.com

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  • May 1, 2025

    Stated Meeting

    May 1, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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May 17, 2025
  • May 17, 2025

    Movie Night

    May 17, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Movie night! Thanks for voting on the movie of the month at the stated meeting dinner. See you at the movies!

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