La Fayette Lodge
No. 126

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

La Fayette Lodge No. 126 was chartered by the Grand Lodge of California on May 13, 1858. It is located in Sebastopol California, originally a farming community north of San Francisco. To this day, La Fayette Lodge maintains the traditions of a small town community. This reflects in La Fayette’s caring support and camaraderie towards its members and families and its charitable involvement in the community.

Our Mission Statement is “a person who strives to improve themselves can also improve their community and the world at large. Through Masonic principles and tradition, we foster personal growth and improving the lives of others.

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 La Fayette Lodge No. 126, 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

La Fayette 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.

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Upcoming events

September 25, 2017
  • September 25, 2017

    Officers Practice

    September 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1st Degree

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September 27, 2017
  • September 27, 2017

    School of Instruction

    September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    School of Instruction .
    Food: 6:30pm
    Instruction: 7pm

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October 5, 2017
  • October 5, 2017

    Building Association Meeting

    October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Masonic Center Building Association Board Meeting

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October 8, 2017
  • October 8, 2017

    Lodge Picnic

    October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Alan Pettit Picnic at Ragel Park in Sebastopol

    This picnic has no charge and will be held on October 8, 2017 at Ragle Ranch park, 500 Ragle Road , Sebastopol, at the location of the apple fair where we do fritters and man the gate. The masonic family is invited , which includes all masons, eastern star and all friends and all families. We will eat at 3 PM, but please come at 1 PM TO SOCIALIZE. Please, CALL Bob Mengelberg at 707-483-6211 or 707-823-3520 to RSVP by October 4, 2017, and let him know if you want bar-b-que steak or chicken which will be legs and thighs, plus we will have all the fixins, but byob. Also, we will have hot dogs for the kids or for any one who wants a hot dog. Do come and enjoy the good time!

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October 9, 2017
  • October 9, 2017

    Stated Meeting

    October 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Meeting 8pm
    Dinner 6:30pm

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November 2, 2017
  • November 2, 2017

    Building Association Meeting

    November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Masonic Center Building Association Board Meeting

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November 13, 2017
  • November 13, 2017

    Stated Meeting

    November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Meeting 8pm
    Dinner 6:30pm

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