Mendocino Masons No. 179

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

Mendocino 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.

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 Mendocino Lodge, 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

Mendocino 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.  Email us at [email protected]

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In this special issue of California Freemason, we take a Masonic road trip south of the border to learn about the long history of Freemasonry in Latin America.

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The Masonic funeral ceremony is often the first encounter of the craft for outsiders—which is fitting, because the concepts of death, rebirth, and legacy are important elements to Freemasonry.

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String Theory

Meet three Masonic craftsmen combining technical and artistic wondery to create, repair, and restore musical instruments—making moments of harmonic brilliance possible.

A Masonic Whodunnit

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Fort Bragg Masonic Lodge Gets a Makeover. But WAIT, there’s more! (yes, really)

The photo above reveals how beautiful the Fort Bragg Masonic lodge now looks on Main Street in downtown. It clearly has increased the “face” value of the downtown area in the city. Considerable restoration took place on both the interior and exterior as well as the building being completely repainted in the Masonic colors. Many […]

Mendocino Masonic Secret Blend (Now Available!)

Give your day an inspired start with a delicious cup of full flavored Mendocino Masonic Secret Blend coffee. Students of today are our leaders of tomorrow and support of education is a keystone of Masonic belief. All net proceeds from coffee sales will benefit scholarships for Mendocino Coast outstanding high school seniors. For Sales, please […]

Is the fraternity of 2050 already here?

Is the fraternity of 2050 already here? In many ways, yes. Small, intimate, mobile lodges. A diverse, forward-looking membership in search of meaningful personal experiences. And robotic pet dogs! (Seriously!) Read the latest issue of #CaliforniaFreemason magazine and learn how California Masons are designing the membership experience of the future. VISIT: californiafreemason.org

Mendocino Lodge #179 Presenting a $700 check to the Fort Bragg Food Bank

Masonic Lodge #179 Treasurer, Don Buckingham, PROUDLY presenting a donation of $700 (which will be matched by up to 6 local business) to Amanda Friscia, Executive Director, of the Fort Bragg Food Bank as part of “Meet The Turkey Challenge” 2020. This $700 donation being ‘amplified’ by a matching amount will go a long ways […]

Masonic Lodge 179 Takes 1st & 2nd Place at 2019 Fort Bragg Food Bank Soup and Chili Cook Off!

(Pictured above) L-R  Don Buckingham, Greg Egelston, Rob Scott, Bob Cauckwell, Vanlee Waters, Jim Davis. Believe it or not! Masonic Lodge 179 received both a 1st & 2nd Place at the recent Fort Bragg Food Bank Soup and Chili Cook Off! Vanlee’s Chowder won 1st Place in the soup contest and Greg’s Deacon’s Chili won […]

Masonic Lodge #179 observes September as Constitutional Observance month

Local Masonic Lodge #179 attendees at recent 2019 Winesong event. Pictured above L-R: Karen & Greg Egelston, Larry Jennings, Robert Scott, Dori & Don Buckingham. These Masons and their wives were proud to man the Merchandise Shoppe at the 35th Winesong Charity Auction & Tasting. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to meet the attendees and […]

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