Who are the Freemasons? The Freemasons are a brotherhood that spans the centuries. It's not for networking, it's not for insurance, it's not for personal gain. It is a fraternity of men who come together to enjoy each other company and improve themselves as people.
Who are the members? The membership base consists of ordinary guys of outstanding character and morals. Painters, plumbers, mechanics, businessmen, police, military, doctors, lawyers, and virtually any other trade you can possibly think of. Freemasons come from all walks of life, all religions, all races, all ages.
How can I join?
Becoming a Freemason is not like joining any other organization, it takes a tremendous amount of time and dedication with no guarantee of admission. To petition for initiation into a lodge of Free and Accepted Masons is to ask every brother there to accept you as one their own for the rest of your life. It is not taken lightly and you should expect to spend many months getting to know the members before you can even apply. Admission requires at least two members to personally vouch for your excellence of character. If this appeals to you, come talk to us and find out more.
How do I get to know the members? Just come to one of the events. Below you will find a brief summary of some of the activities for La Jolla Masonic Lodge #518. Be sure to read all the details, some events require prepaid rsvp.
What: Outdoor Activity Social Outing. Past examples - hiking, disc golf, kayaking, fishing trips, picnics, bbqs, etc.
Where: Location Varies
Who: This event is open to all Masons, their friends and family. If you are interested in joining the lodge and want to get to know the members, this is a good event to attend. Inquire for details about upcoming dates. If you have never met anyone from the lodge before, we recommend attending one of the other events before coming to this one. The number of attendees to these events varies with location and activity.
SECOND TUESDAY - DINNER & STATED MEETING
What: The second tuesday of every month is the lodges official monthly dinner and business meeting. Brethren begin to arrive at socialize at 6pm and dinner is served at 6:30pm. Dinner concludes around 7:30 and the members of the lodge retire to the lodge room for their monthly meeting. If you are a visitor, you would leave at this point.
How: RSVP is REQUIRED for this event. If you do not RSVP then you may still attend but will not be served dinner. There are usually several members that attend but do not eat either for dietary or scheduling reasons so if you want to attend and not eat, you will not be alone. If you wish to have dinner ($16), you must rsvp and prepay using this link. Suit & tie is required.
Where: La Jolla Masonic Lodge - 5655 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037
Who: Dinner is open to all Masons, their friends, family and the general public. If you are interested in joining the lodge and want to get to know the members, this is a good event to attend. This is a good event to come to if you have never met anyone from the lodge before and are interested in joining. The business meeting that follows the dinner is open only to Freemasons. If you are a Mason visiting from another lodge or jurisdiction and have never visited before, please bring the appropriate paperwork. This event usually has between twenty five and fifty attendees.
THIRD WEDNESDAY - EVENING SOCIAL
What: The brethren of La Jolla Lodge get together every third wednesday of the month at 6pm to socialize and catch up in an informal environment.
Where: The Living Room Coffee Shop - 1010 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Who: This event is open to the general public. No RSVP or special arrangements are requited to attend. If you have never met any of the members and are interested in membership, this is an excellent event to attend where you can chat with some of the brethren in a laid back, informal environment. This event usually has between five and twenty five attendees.
EVERY WEDNESDAY - BREAKFAST
What: A few of the brethren of La Jolla Lodge get together every wednesday morning at 8am to have a breakfast in La Jolla.
Where: Cody's - 8030 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
Who: This event is open to all freemasons. Non-members are invited from time to time. No RSVP or special arrangements are requited to attend however if you are a Mason from out of town, or have never met any of us before, it is best to email us and let us know you are coming so we can look for you. This event usually has between two and five attendees.