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Channel Islands Lodge  No. 214 Free & Accepted Masons Ventura, California


To the oldest, largest and most prestigious fraternity in the world. We are at once a civic club, a charitable institution and a fraternity--all rolled into one. We are a civic club in that we perform community service projects. We are a substantial charitable organization in that we collectively donate some $2 million away every day across the country. But most importantly, we are a fraternity of men doing good things for each other, and trying to bring men of good morals and ethics together in our community. This brotherhood extends from the common man all the way up to the most noble, royal houses of the world. Lodge 214 meets the first Thursday of every month and we would like to invite all brethren visiting the Ventura, CA area to attend.

Our Lodge No. 214

     In 1870 it took a long time to go along the coast of California from the mission town of San Buenaventura, to the other mission town of Santa Barbara. The best way to travel then was by horse and buggy. And the road was a rough and rugged one. Where the causeway was later built along the Rincon highway, travelers could pass only at low tide. Journeys had to be timed according to the tide, and it took at least six hours to make the trip one way.       We can almost hear the conversation on that long road, coming home from the Lodge at Santa Barbara Saturday night on the full moon, when Lemuel C. McKeeby said to Brice Grimes and Henry Spear: "Why don't we have a Masonic Lodge in San Buenaventura?" They heartily agreed, and the rest of the ride really seemed short because of the plans they were formulating. Read More

Famous Brothers

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The Grand Lodge of California

With more than 55,000 members, Masonry in our state represents the entire spectrum of diversity. Masons believe in the importance of religion; men of all faiths are members of the organization. Membership in California Masonry is growing and getting younger. The fastest growing segment of our membership is 18-30 year olds. About 2,000 men are initiated each year; their average age is 39.  Masonry is a brotherhood of like- minded men who genuinely care about each other. We develop lifelong friendships with fellow Masons and their families, and are welcomed at Masonic lodges throughout the United States and the world. Read More.

How to become a Freemason

Applications may be requested from either a Mason you know or from the lodge you are interested in joining. The Mason or the lodge that provides the application is responsible for completion of the first page. This page includes recommendations for membership by two Master Masons, with whom you are acquainted, from the lodge that you wish to join as well as two personal references. You are responsible for the completion of the remainder of the application. Read More
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