Orinda Lodge No. 122

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

Orinda Lodge’s mission is to promote personal growth and improve the lives of others.  We take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, our families, and the community as a whole.  We value respect, kindness, tolerance, and our differences – religious, ethnic, cultural, generational, and educational, and strive for harmony in our individual lives, in our lodge, and in the global community.

As a lodge, we strive to be active in our community. We have various charitable and educational events throughout the year, as well as social occasions. Some events are for members only, but many include our families.

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 Orinda Lodge No. 122, 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

Orinda 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

January 23, 2022
  • January 23, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    January 23, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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January 27, 2022
  • January 27, 2022

    Masonic Memorial Service for Wor. William Richmond

    January 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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February 3, 2022
  • February 3, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting NO DINNER

    February 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    No dinner due to current COVID-19 conditions. Business meeting only.
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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February 7, 2022
February 13, 2022
  • February 13, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    February 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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February 14, 2022
  • February 14, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    February 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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February 15, 2022
  • February 15, 2022

    District Officers' School of Instruction

    February 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Reception of Application
    Balloting on Candidates
    Reception of Grand Lodge Officers

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  • February 15, 2022

    Lodge Zoom Meeting

    February 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Please contact the Lodge Secretary [email protected] for access

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February 25, 2022
  • February 25, 2022

    Crab Feed

    February 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Reserve Early! Dine-in 

    Capacity Limited to 120

    Call 925-254-5211 and leave a message for reservations. Tickets: $60

    6:00PM: Hors d'Oeuvres

    6:30PM: Dinner

    Take Away Option Available

    Menu

    Featured Entrees

    • Cracked Dungeness Crab
    • Roasted Chicken
    • Vegetarian (Salad and Pasta)

    Included

    • Assorted Hors d'Oeuvres
    • Peel & Eat Shrimp
    • Rigatoni w/Meat or Marinara Sauce
    • Clam Chowder
    • Salad
    • Sourdough Bread
    • Dessert
    • Complimentary Beverages (Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine, Coffee)

    No outside alcoholic beverages permitted.

    Entertainment

    • Back by popular demand: the Wombo Combo jazz ensemble
    • Charity raffle conducted by Bethel 218, Job’s Daughters International

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February 27, 2022
  • February 27, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    February 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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March 3, 2022
  • March 3, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    March 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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March 7, 2022
March 13, 2022
  • March 13, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    March 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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March 14, 2022
  • March 14, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    March 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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March 15, 2022
  • March 15, 2022

    District Officers' School of Instruction

    March 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Second Degree, First Section
    Long form Closing

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March 27, 2022
  • March 27, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    March 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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April 4, 2022
April 7, 2022
  • April 7, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    April 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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April 10, 2022
  • April 10, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    April 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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April 11, 2022
  • April 11, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    April 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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April 19, 2022
  • April 19, 2022

    District Officers' School of Instruction

    April 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Second Degree, Second Section

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April 21, 2022
  • April 21, 2022

    Tentative Grand Lodge Officer Reception

    April 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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April 24, 2022
  • April 24, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    April 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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May 2, 2022
May 5, 2022
  • May 5, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    May 5, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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May 8, 2022
  • May 8, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    May 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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May 9, 2022
  • May 9, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    May 9, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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May 17, 2022
  • May 17, 2022

    District Officers' School of Instruction

    May 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Third Degree, First Section
    Long Form Closing

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May 22, 2022
  • May 22, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    May 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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June 2, 2022
  • June 2, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    June 2, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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June 6, 2022
June 12, 2022
  • June 12, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    June 12, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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June 13, 2022
  • June 13, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    June 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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June 21, 2022
  • June 21, 2022

    District Officers' School of Instruction

    June 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Third Degree, Second Section
    Long Form Closing

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June 26, 2022
  • June 26, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    June 26, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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July 4, 2022
July 7, 2022
  • July 7, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    July 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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July 10, 2022
  • July 10, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    July 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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July 11, 2022
  • July 11, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    July 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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July 24, 2022
  • July 24, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    July 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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August 1, 2022
August 4, 2022
  • August 4, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    August 4, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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August 8, 2022
  • August 8, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    August 8, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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August 14, 2022
  • August 14, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    August 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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August 18, 2022
  • August 18, 2022

    District Officers' School of Instruction (Combined)

    August 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    First Degree, Both Sections

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August 28, 2022
  • August 28, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    August 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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September 1, 2022
  • September 1, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    September 1, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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September 5, 2022
September 11, 2022
  • September 11, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    September 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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September 12, 2022
  • September 12, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    September 12, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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September 24, 2022
  • September 24, 2022

    District Officers' School of Instruction (Combined)

    September 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Breakfast 8AM

    SOI 9AM to Noon
    Third Degree, Both Sections

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September 25, 2022
  • September 25, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    September 25, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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October 3, 2022
October 6, 2022
  • October 6, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    October 6, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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October 9, 2022
  • October 9, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    October 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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October 10, 2022
  • October 10, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    October 10, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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October 18, 2022
  • October 18, 2022

    District Officers' School of Instruction

    October 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Election of Officers
    Retire and Present Flag

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October 23, 2022
  • October 23, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    October 23, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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November 3, 2022
  • November 3, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    November 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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November 7, 2022
November 13, 2022
  • November 13, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    November 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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November 14, 2022
  • November 14, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    November 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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November 15, 2022
  • November 15, 2022

    District Officers' School of Instruction

    November 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Installation
    Required Attendance for All Installing Officers

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November 27, 2022
  • November 27, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    November 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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December 1, 2022
  • December 1, 2022

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    December 1, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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December 5, 2022
December 11, 2022
  • December 11, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    December 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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December 12, 2022
  • December 12, 2022

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    December 12, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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December 25, 2022
  • December 25, 2022

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    December 25, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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January 2, 2023
January 5, 2023
  • January 5, 2023

    Orinda Lodge #122 Stated Meeting and Dinner

    January 5, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    6:30 p.m. Dinner, $15. RSVP required: +1 925 254 5211
    8:00 p.m. Stated Meeting

    Business attire unless otherwise noted.

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January 8, 2023
  • January 8, 2023

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    January 8, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Zoom virtual meetings.

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January 9, 2023
  • January 9, 2023

    Diablo Star Chapter № 214, OES on Zoom

    January 9, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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January 22, 2023
  • January 22, 2023

    Job's Daughters Bethel No. 218 on Zoom

    January 22, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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During lockdown, the usually reserved Rio Santonil was compelled by an urge for action. And so, in September, he resolved to fulfill a lifetime goal and go skydiving. And then he did it again. And again. And again.

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