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U.S. Census Bureau personnel pose for a picture with Cesar Falconett, PM in front of Big Bear Lodge No. 617 in Big Bear Lake, Calif., on Sept. 2, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of Johnny Wells, PM)

Welcome to the online home of Big Bear Masonic Lodge No. 617. Here you will find information about Big Bear Valley’s oldest fraternal organization — formed in 1925 — including events and how to join. Stated meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Stated dinners typically precede the meetings at restaurants around town or at the BBQ pit behind the lodge.

Our monthly Stated Meetings are being held exclusively on Zoom video conferencing for the time being. If you are at least an Entered Apprentice Mason, you are are invited to join us by first emailing bigbearmasons@gmail.com.

Worshipful James Morgan additionally hosts a once-a-week Nine O’Clock Toast every Saturday night at 9 p.m. over Zoom. These are open to the public. Please email us to join.

Additionally, Big Bear Lodge hosts regular LifeStream Blood Bank blood drives inside the lodge building. The following dates are secured for the remainder of 2021: May 21, July 16, Sept. 17 and Nov. 12.

Snacks and water for blood donors are sprawled out in the Tyler’s Room at Big Bear Lodge No. 617 in Big Bear Lake, Calif., on Jan. 22, 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Johnny Wells, PM)
LifeStream Blood Bank staff tend to blood donors inside the lodge room at Big Bear Lodge No. 617 in Big Bear Lake, Calif., on Jan. 22, 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Johnny Wells, PM)

“Freemasonry is not a material thing: it is a science of the soul; it is not a creed or doctrine but a universal expression of the Divine Wisdom. The coming together of medieval guilds or even the building of Solomon’s temple as it is understood today has little, if anything, to do with the true origin of Freemasonry, for Masonry does not deal with personalities. ” Manly P. Hall

Please email bigbearmasons@gmail.com with all general inquires.