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Volcano Consolidated No. 56

Making true friends,
improving ourselves, having an impact

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Our Mission and Our Lodge

 

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.

When the miners arrived in the Amador gold country they brought with them Masonic support and fellowship. Starting in Volcano in 1853, Masonry expanded to Jackson and then Sutter Creek with the same commitment to the purpose and values. Fellowship, support, and charity still exist here as Free and Accepted Masons celebrate their 300th anniversary of Masonry. Our lodges are rooted in history, but still adhere to the same Masonic values and virtues which are still relevant in contemporary society.

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 Volcano Consolidated No. 56, 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

Volcano Consolidated 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

December 17, 2019
December 19, 2019
December 25, 2019
January 1, 2020
January 2, 2020
  • January 2, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    January 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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January 4, 2020
  • January 4, 2020

    Dry Town Lodge Stated Meeting

    January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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January 8, 2020
  • January 8, 2020

    Ione Lodge No. 80 Stated Meeting

    January 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • January 8, 2020

    Calaveras Keystone Lodge No. 78

    January 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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January 9, 2020
January 16, 2020
January 21, 2020
January 30, 2020
February 1, 2020
  • February 1, 2020

    Dry Town Lodge Stated Meeting

    February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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February 3, 2020
  • February 3, 2020

    OSI Combined

    February 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    1st Opening, First section, Charge, Closing

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February 5, 2020
February 6, 2020
  • February 6, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    February 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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February 12, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

    Ione Lodge No. 80 Stated Meeting

    February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • February 12, 2020

    Calaveras Keystone Lodge No. 78

    February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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February 13, 2020
February 18, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 5, 2020
  • March 5, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    March 5, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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March 7, 2020
  • March 7, 2020

    Dry Town Lodge Stated Meeting

    March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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March 11, 2020
  • March 11, 2020

    Ione Lodge No. 80 Stated Meeting

    March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • March 11, 2020

    Calaveras Keystone Lodge No. 78

    March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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March 12, 2020
March 17, 2020
March 19, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 1, 2020
April 2, 2020
  • April 2, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    April 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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April 4, 2020
  • April 4, 2020

    Dry Town Lodge Stated Meeting

    April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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April 6, 2020
  • April 6, 2020

    OSI Combined

    April 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    2nd Open, First section, Charge, Closing, SD's movements

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April 8, 2020
  • April 8, 2020

    Ione Lodge No. 80 Stated Meeting

    April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • April 8, 2020

    Calaveras Keystone Lodge No. 78

    April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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April 9, 2020
April 16, 2020
April 21, 2020
May 2, 2020
May 6, 2020
May 7, 2020
  • May 7, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    May 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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May 13, 2020
May 14, 2020
May 19, 2020
May 21, 2020
May 28, 2020
June 1, 2020
  • June 1, 2020

    OSI Combined

    June 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    3rd Opening, 1st Section, Charges, Masters Greeting, Closing

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June 3, 2020
June 4, 2020
  • June 4, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    June 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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June 6, 2020
June 10, 2020
  • June 10, 2020

    Ione Lodge No. 80 Stated Meeting

    June 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • June 10, 2020

    Calaveras Keystone Lodge No. 78

    June 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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June 11, 2020
June 16, 2020
June 18, 2020
July 1, 2020
July 2, 2020
  • July 2, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    July 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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July 4, 2020
July 8, 2020
July 9, 2020
July 16, 2020
July 21, 2020
August 1, 2020
  • August 1, 2020

    Dry Town Lodge Stated Meeting

    August 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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August 5, 2020
August 6, 2020
  • August 6, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    August 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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August 12, 2020
  • August 12, 2020

    Ione Lodge No. 80 Stated Meeting

    August 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • August 12, 2020

    Calaveras Keystone Lodge No. 78

    August 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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August 13, 2020
August 18, 2020
August 20, 2020
September 2, 2020
  • September 2, 2020

    Mother Lode Shrine

    September 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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  • September 2, 2020

    Stockton Scottish Rite Stated Meeting

    September 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • September 2, 2020

    OES Azalia Star # 66

    September 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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September 3, 2020
  • September 3, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    September 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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September 5, 2020
  • September 5, 2020

    Dry Town Lodge Stated Meeting

    September 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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September 9, 2020
  • September 9, 2020

    Ione Lodge No. 80 Stated Meeting

    September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • September 9, 2020

    Calaveras Keystone Lodge No. 78

    September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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September 10, 2020
September 14, 2020
  • September 14, 2020

    OSI Combined

    September 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Balloting, Elections, Reception of Grand Officer, Presentation of Flag, Calling up/down.

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September 15, 2020
September 17, 2020
October 1, 2020
  • October 1, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    October 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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October 3, 2020
  • October 3, 2020

    Dry Town Lodge Stated Meeting

    October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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October 7, 2020
October 8, 2020
October 14, 2020
  • October 14, 2020

    Ione Lodge No. 80 Stated Meeting

    October 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • October 14, 2020

    Calaveras Keystone Lodge No. 78

    October 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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October 15, 2020
October 20, 2020
October 29, 2020
November 2, 2020
  • November 2, 2020

    OSI Combined

    November 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    3rd Degree Second Section

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November 4, 2020
November 5, 2020
  • November 5, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    November 5, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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November 7, 2020
  • November 7, 2020

    Dry Town Lodge Stated Meeting

    November 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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November 11, 2020
  • November 11, 2020

    Ione Lodge No. 80 Stated Meeting

    November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • November 11, 2020

    Calaveras Keystone Lodge No. 78

    November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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November 12, 2020
November 17, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 2, 2020
December 3, 2020
  • December 3, 2020

    Volcano Consolidated No. 56 Stated Meeting

    December 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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December 5, 2020
  • December 5, 2020

    Dry Town Lodge Stated Meeting

    December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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December 9, 2020
  • December 9, 2020

    Ione Lodge No. 80 Stated Meeting

    December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • December 9, 2020

    Calaveras Keystone Lodge No. 78

    December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 10, 2020
December 15, 2020
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Armin Houshmandi, a master Mason with Golden Rule Lodge No. 479 and the founder of the riding association the Seekers of Light, puts it this way: “The asphalt is unforgiving and physics are unforgiving, and you have to learn to work within the rules and laws of life… Where do you really do that, aside from Masonry?”

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