WELCOME TO GOLDEN RULE LODGE #479
Improving the world through the value of true friendship
WHAT IS MASONRY?
Masonry (also known as Freemasonry) is the world's first and largest fraternal organization. It is a brotherhood of like-minded men who genuinely care about each other. We develop lifelong friendships with fellow Masons and their families, and are welcomed at Masonic lodges throughout the United States and the world.
Masonry is based on the belief that everyone has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. Through our culture of philanthropy, we make a profound difference for our brothers, our families, our communities, and our future. Masons find satisfaction in being part of a centuries-old fraternity whose traditions and core values are important for our society today, and will endure for centuries to come.
OUR LODGE, OUR MISSION
Golden Rule Lodge promotes personal growth and improving the lives of our brothers. We take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, their families, and the community as a whole.
We value respect, kindness, tolerance, and our differences. We strive for harmony in our individual lives, in our lodge.
We meet Mondays at the San Jose Masonic Center in San Jose, California.
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
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
Golden Rule Lodge is a part of a worldwide fraternal organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom.
The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will continue to endure because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.
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.