Wisdom Lodge No. 202

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

OUR VALUES Our Mission is guided by the enduring and relevant tenets of our fraternity–Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth– and our core values, which include: Ethics Our lives are based on honor and integrity, and we believe that honesty, compassion, trust, and knowledge are important. Tolerance The fraternity values religious, ethnic, cultural, social, and educational differences. We respect the opinions of others and strive to improve and develop as human beings. Personal Growth Our continuous pursuit of knowledge, ethics, spirituality, and leadership brings more meaning to our lives. Philanthropy We make a difference in our communities through charitable giving, community service, and volunteerism. Family We strive to be better spouses, parents, and family members and are committed to protecting the well being of members and their families, especially when they are in need. Freedom Masons value the liberties outlined in the U.S. Constitution and continually promote freedom of speech and expression, freedom to worship a Supreme Being in an individual way, and other important liberties. We believe it is our duty to vote in public elections and to exercise all of our liberties within due and proper bounds.

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 Wisdom Lodge No. 202, 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

Wisdom is new but the number 202 represents the second oldest lodge in Los Angeles. Wisdom Lodge No. 202 was formed by the consolidation of Pentalpha No. 202, Westlake No. 392, South Park No. 563, Henry Knox No. 662, & William D. Stephens No. 698.

Wisdom 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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January 26, 2022
  • January 26, 2022

    Third Degree Practice: 2nd Section

    January 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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February 2, 2022
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  • February 9, 2022

    Third Degree Practice: 2nd Section

    February 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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February 16, 2022
  • February 16, 2022

    Officer's School of Instruction

    February 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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February 20, 2022
  • February 20, 2022

    Sweethearts Brunch – La Canada Flintridge Country Club

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February 23, 2022
  • February 23, 2022

    Third Degree Practice: Complete

    February 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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March 9, 2022
  • March 9, 2022

    Third Degree Practice: Complete

    March 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • March 21, 2022

    Officer's School of Instruction

    March 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    Officer's School of Instruction

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    Officer's School of Instruction

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    Officer's School of Instruction

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August 31, 2022
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    Officer's School of Instruction

    August 31, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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September 7, 2022
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    Stated Dinner & Meeting

    September 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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September 19, 2022
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    Officer's School of Instruction

    September 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Beehive

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