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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

December 18, 2021
  • December 18, 2021

    Movie Night

    December 18, 2021 @ 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 6, 2022
  • January 6, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    January 6, 2022 @ 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 6, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    January 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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January 15, 2022
  • January 15, 2022

    Movie Night

    January 15, 2022 @ 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 3, 2022
  • February 3, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    February 3, 2022 @ 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 3, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    February 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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February 19, 2022
  • February 19, 2022

    Movie Night

    February 19, 2022 @ 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 3, 2022
  • March 3, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    March 3, 2022 @ 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 3, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    March 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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March 19, 2022
  • March 19, 2022

    Movie Night

    March 19, 2022 @ 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 7, 2022
  • April 7, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    April 7, 2022 @ 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 7, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    April 7, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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April 16, 2022
  • April 16, 2022

    Movie Night

    April 16, 2022 @ 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 5, 2022
  • May 5, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    May 5, 2022 @ 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 5, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    May 5, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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May 21, 2022
  • May 21, 2022

    Movie Night

    May 21, 2022 @ 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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June 2, 2022
  • June 2, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    June 2, 2022 @ 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 2, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    June 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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June 18, 2022
  • June 18, 2022

    Movie Night

    June 18, 2022 @ 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 7, 2022
  • July 7, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    July 7, 2022 @ 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 7, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    July 7, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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July 16, 2022
  • July 16, 2022

    Movie Night

    July 16, 2022 @ 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 4, 2022
  • August 4, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    August 4, 2022 @ 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 4, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    August 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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August 20, 2022
  • August 20, 2022

    Movie Night

    August 20, 2022 @ 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 1, 2022
  • September 1, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    September 1, 2022 @ 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 1, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    September 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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September 17, 2022
  • September 17, 2022

    Movie Night

    September 17, 2022 @ 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 6, 2022
  • October 6, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    October 6, 2022 @ 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 6, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    October 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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October 15, 2022
  • October 15, 2022

    Movie Night

    October 15, 2022 @ 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 3, 2022
  • November 3, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    November 3, 2022 @ 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 3, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    November 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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November 19, 2022
  • November 19, 2022

    Movie Night

    November 19, 2022 @ 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 1, 2022
  • December 1, 2022

    Stated Meeting Dinner

    December 1, 2022 @ 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 1, 2022

    Stated Meeting

    December 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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A Masonic Whodunnit

In September, NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, debuted a new television adaptation of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol which touched off a sudden explosion of interest in Freemasonry and provided a mysterious backdrop to the plot of the story.

California Freemason: The Music Issue

In this special issue of California Freemason Magazine, we delve into the unique power of music—the power to heighten the ritual, to find and make meaning, and to bring people together.

Worth the Trip

As master of his not-so-nearby lodge, Barstow Boron Lodge 682, Miguel Vazquez makes the long trip into the Inland Empire numerous times each week to sit in the East. Still, you won’t hear him complain. Neither will the other 122 members of the Masonic lodge.

Eye of the Beholder

Could a hiding-in-plain-sight Masonic icon change the way we understand a Diego Rivera masterpiece?

Spanning the Divide

For many lodge leaders, navigating the tangles of intralodge conflicts and beefs isn’t just challenging—it can feel totally outside their skill set. Yet a lodge master’s greatest responsibility isn’t just balancing the books or organizing events; it’s maintaining lodge harmony.

Past Present

When Bob Sachs first peered inside the vault in the basement of his lodge hall, he wasn’t totally sure what he was looking at, but there, wrapped in canvas, was a five-foot-tall painting of George Washington dressed in a Masonic apron.

Pyramid Scheme

What started as an idea to turn a quick buck on a national holiday morphed into a million-dollar idea for North Bay Mason Jim McCullough.

Trust Fall

During lockdown, the usually reserved Rio Santonil was compelled by an urge for action. And so, in September, he resolved to fulfill a lifetime goal and go skydiving. And then he did it again. And again. And again.

A Second Home

Fraternal organizations played a historic and civic role within Filipino American communities. Learn more about the rapid growth of Fil-Am Freemasonry.

California Freemason: The Filipino Issue

In the latest issue of California Freemason, we explore that special bond and celebrate the many ways Filipino American Masons have and continue to strengthen the fraternity.

An Absolute Corker

Shrouded in equal parts mystery and merriment, Ye Antient Order of Noble Corks is a bit of an outlier even within the sometimes bewildering world of Freemasonry.

At Refreshment

A curious thing happens at the close of many Masonic lodges. Drinks are poured. Glasses clink. Mirth swells. The lodge is “at refreshment,” an important if unofficial custom that encapsulates so much of what #Freemasonry is all about.

Trestleboard

We’re excited to present our most recent Trestleboard. Our monthly Trestleboard includes the most up-to-date information about our lodge.

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