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Who We Are

Freemasonry (or Masonry, for short) is one of the world’s most historic membership organizations, a 300-year-old worldwide fraternity of like-minded people committed to bettering themselves and their communities. Masonry encompasses a series of moral teachings based on allegory and the symbolism of ancient stonemasonry. But we’re so much more than our history. We’re a way to find true friendship, purpose, and connection.


What We’re About

True Friendship
We offer shared traditions, a shared purpose, and a shared commitment to fostering lifelong relationships.

Personal Development
We focus on building character. We believe in strong values through our actions, our relationships, and our service to others.

Community Service
Masons give back in a multitude of ways, from local charity drives to statewide efforts through the California Masonic Foundation.


How do you join?

Candidates typically apply directly to the Masonic lodge they intend to join. To do this, you can either approach a lodge directly and request information or fill out this request for information, and we’ll reach out to help answer questions and connect you to a lodge. If there are multiple lodges in your area, it’s often a good idea to visit several. Since each Masonic lodge has a unique identity, you’ll be able to tell which fits what you’re looking for.

Calendar At a Glance

An overview of our upcoming activities of South Valley Lodge, #187, F&AM. Logged in members can see a more detailed calendar under “Member Only Content”. Click on “Login” to see more.

Video of the Week

Highlighting a YouTube video about masonry so you can learn more about this ancient craft.

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