562-427-0821 Secretary@masonry.org

Long Beach Lodge #327  F.&A.M.

Free & Accepted Masons Of California

We are meeting in person.
Wearing masks is still recommended.
We hope to see you soon.

If you are interested in Freemasonry please contact us with
the contact below and we will get in touch with you.  Stay safe!

Long Beach Lodge #327

We meet Thursday evenings.
Stated Meetings are the
First Thursday at 8pm for those members that can participate.
Check the calendar to details.

Sojourning and Visiting Masons are welcome to join us!

Interested in renting our Facility? Visit the Facility page above!

Address

3610 Locust Ave. 
Long Beach, CA  90807

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Upcoming Events

Grand Lodge Communication
October 8th, 9th, & 10th

Masonic Service,
Wor. Jack McEnterfer
Sat. Oct. 23rd, 10am

125th Anniversary Celebration!
Will be scheduled
for a future date.

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A Word From The Lodge

Please be safe and maintain social distancing for the benefit of all of us.

Call: (562) 427-0821

We Look Forward To Seeing You!

 

 

 

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Please Donate Today!   All of your donations go to Masonic Homes Of California & The Long Beach Mission

Recent Events

We recently had a wonderful Breakfast-ival!   It was a well-attended, memorable event and fun was had by all!    Check out some pictures below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History

Long Beach Lodge No. 327 F&AM originally begun in 1896 and occupied a space in a bank building on Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach when the City of Long Beach was a small town by the beach. Since then, several thousand good men have come through its doors and incorporated the teachings of Freemasonry into their lives, thus bettering themselves and our society.
Just over 60 years ago the Lodge moved into its current location on Locust Ave. Built by men of vision, our current Masonic Facility has served numerous Lodges, and other Masonic affiliated groups with beauty and distinction.
Today, Long Beach Lodge has a membership just under three hundred and fifty. It meets the first Thursday evening of the month for its Stated Meeting and the subsequent Thursdays evenings are for degrees and social functions.
In addition to being part of an ancient fraternity as a brotherhood, we participate in a variety of community support efforts throughout the year. Our members are proud of their fraternity and the legacy of Freemasonry.

Get In Touch –
We’d Love To Hear From You.
If interested, just ask!

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All Are Welcome

Established in 1896 .
Meets Thursday evenings –
Stated Meetings are on the
1st Thursday evening of the month at 8pm.
We welcome Sojourners and Visitors.
A Little About Us
Long Beach Lodge began when Long Beach was just a little city near the beach on a floor above a bank in 1896.
October message from the Master

           2021 is flying by.  The end of this year is fast approaching and the holidays will soon be upon us.  We have had a trying past two years.  The Covid virus has impacted all of us.  Some more than others.  Most recently, my wife and I were subject to the virus and spent quite a few days at Orange Coast Memorial in their ICU.  I am very pleased to report my wife and I are on the mend and I am very pleased to be capable of writing this message to all of you.

           As for COVID itself, the vaccination decision some of you have made or will  make, I’ll leave to you.  I can assure you the Virus is very real and very dangerous.  Please be careful and safe. 

            Let us all congratulate our newest Entered Apprentices.  Albert Lashbrook was initiated on July 8 and Julius Dagoldol on September 10.  Their Masonic Journeys have begun.  May they be long and fruitful. 

             Worshipful Matthew Vander Horck will be performing a Walk-about at our November stated meeting.  For those who have not seen a Walk About, please do your best to attend.  It is quite the Masonic experience and one I’m sure you will learn from.  I’ve seen it at least a half dozen times and each time I walk away with more knowledge of our craft and its history.

              Over the past year and 9 months, we’ve held our regular Hall Association meetings both via Zoom, and in-person, when permitted.  The same for our stated and fellowship meetings, they were held both via Zoom and in-person when we were allowed.  For those of you that were able to attend and contribute, thank you.   For those who could not attend, I hope to see you all at our next stated meeting and the many fellowship meetings we hold on most Thursdays.  Please check our lodge calendar to see what’s coming up next.

               By the time you receive this message, you will likely have received the Summons.  This is very important and requires your close attention.   For anyone who has questions or concerns about it, please contact myself, our current inspector or our lodge secretary.

                Something new?.….We will be holding “Game Night” on certain scheduled Fridays.  This is a Fellowship gathering at our lodge that you are all invited to attend.  I’m sure most of you know that we have 3 pool tables, a snooker table and a ping pong table upstairs above our lodge meeting room.  We’ve recently added a large screen TV and refrigerator. Please check out this month’s trestle board calender for the upcoming events.  It will be a good time for everyone.

                 Speaking of Calendars and Meetings, our stated meeting for October has been pushed out a week and is now scheduled for October 14, 2021.  The reason being is this year’s Grand Lodge Communication is in conflict with our regular scheduled Stated meeting.  This was submitted to and approved by our inspector. 

                 I want to inform you all that our Chaplin, Worshipful Terry Sargent, is, as of this writing, in the hospital in intensive care.  A group of brothers have been assisting Terry with his living arrangements.  If you would like more details, please contact anyone of the officers.

Most Fraternally,
Dean West
Worshipful Master

October message from the Senior Warden

My Brothers,

            Let us come together in the spirit of our obligation as Masons , literally devoting our time and efforts to fulfill such obligations.       

             Our lodge needs our presence not only on Stated Meetings but in every event we could possibly attend, not just for our own but for the uplifting of our brothers that may need more encouragements to excite their commitment to continually build and strengthen our lodge.

             Let us continue the fellowship among each other that no one will feel that they are strangers in their own house.

             We have upcoming relevant events such as the Masonic Service on October 23, 2021 for Worshipful  Jack McEnterfer who had devoted his life and sacrificed an enormous time and effort for our lodge and for Masonry in general .Our officers’ installation on Jan. 8,2022, Our 125th Anniversary celebration on September  of 2022.

             This celebration is to show how strong we were and how strong we can be for generations to come. And all other events that we will share together for the incoming year and years to come, which are as important as any events that we will have. Contact the officers so you could be in the committee for these events.

              Brothers, these events and occasions need our participation in any form but most importantly we need to be there for each other. I implore your commitment to be more proactive in our lodge. We need you Brothers who has been masons for years that the budding masons will have someone to learn from, to grab and hang on to, so they can continue their journey through. We need you young brothers in masonry to be the next solid foundation of our lodge for the future brothers that will come.

Let us look forward to see and be with each other, now and to the future.

Fraternally,
Dave Romero
Senior Warden

October message from the Junior Warden

Brethren,

Happy October!

Fraternally,
Jack Lewis

2021 Dues info from the Secretary

Brethren,

Dues for 2021 will be $146.00
Just send a check to the lodge.
Hope to see you soon!