Welcome

to   Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   Free   and   Accepted   Masons   of   California.   Masonry   is   the   world's   first   and   largest   fraternal organization,   and   is   based   on   the   belief   that   each   man   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. Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214,   located   in   Downtown   Ventura,   California,   is   a   very   active   Lodge.   In   addition   to   our   normal Fraternal   activities,   we   participate   in   such   activities   as   the   Ventura   St.   Patrick’s   Day   Parade,   serving   at   the   Ventura   County Rescue Mission, Build A Bed at the Animal Shelter and supporting our local Raising A Reader Program . Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   meets   the   first   Thursday   of   every   month   with   a   dinner   starting   at   6:30 P.M.   (Reservations   Required)   and   the   meeting   starting   at   7:30   P.M.   and   we   would   like   to   invite   all brethren visiting the Ventura, California area to attend.
If    you    would    like    more    information    on Freemasonry,   please   visit   the   Grand   Lodge of California Web Site About the Fraternity If   you   would   like   information   on   how   to become   a   Mason,   please   visit   the   Grand Lodge of California Web Site Applying for membership
Channel Islands Lodge No. 214 482 E. Santa Clara St.,  Ventura, California
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There will be a short, necessary Business only, Stated Meeting on Thursday December 14th. There will be no Dinner prior to the meeting.

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Welcome

to   Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   Free   and   Accepted   Masons   of   California.   Masonry   is   the world's   first   and   largest   fraternal   organization,   and   is   based   on   the   belief   that   each   man   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. Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214,   located   in   Downtown   Ventura,   California,   is   a   very   active   Lodge. In   addition   to   our   normal   Fraternal   activities,   we   participate   in   such   activities   as   the   Ventura   St. Patrick’s   Day   Parade,   serving   at   the   Ventura   County   Rescue   Mission,   Build   A   Bed   at   the   Animal Shelter and supporting the local Raising A Reader Program. Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   meets   the   first   Thursday   of   every   month with    a    dinner    starting    at    6:30    P.M.    (Reservations    Required)    and    the meeting    starting    at    7:30    P.M.    and    we    would    like    to    invite    all    brethren visiting the Ventura, California area to attend.
If    you    would    like    more    information    on Freemasonry,   please   visit   the   Grand   Lodge of California Web Site About the Fraternity If   you   would   like   information   on   how   to become   a   Mason,   please   visit   the   Grand Lodge of California Web Site Applying for membership
Channel Islands Lodge No. 214 482 E. Santa Clara St.,  Ventura, California
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There will be a short, necessary Business only, Stated Meeting on Thursday December 14th. There will be no Dinner prior to the meeting.

To see some of the available

items click here

Calendar of Lodge Events

Calendar of Lodge Events

The December Stated Meeting has been postponed to the following Thursday December 14th due to the recent fires in Ventura. There will be no Dinner prior to the Meeting.
The December Stated Meeting has been postponed to the following Thursday December 14th due to the recent fires in Ventura. There will be no Dinner prior to the Meeting.
Upcoming Degree Work
The December Stated Meeting has been postponed to the following Thursday December 14th due to the recent fires in Ventura.
Upcoming Degree Work
Upcoming Events
The   December   Stated   Meeting   has been    postponed    to    the    following Thursday   December   14th   due   to   the recent fires in Ventura.

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Below are pictures of some of the activities the members of Channel Islands Lodge participate in. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

 Entered Apprentice

First time as a Steward

Memorial Day Observance

Our Newest Entered Apprentice

75 Year Presentation

Youth Orders Dance

Hawaiian Night

Missing Brother Setting at the October and

November Stated Meeting Dinners

Rainbow Shadow  Night

Rainbow Shadow  Night

Our Newest Master Mason

All the Brothers at the Degree

Past Masters at the Degree

Past Master’s Night

Fire Relief Donations

Gallery

Below are pictures of some of the activities the members of Channel Islands Lodge participate in. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

 Entered Apprentice

First time as a Steward

Memorial Day Observance

Our Newest Entered Apprentice

75 Year Presentation

Youth Orders Dance

Hawaiian Night

Missing Brother Setting at the October and

November Stated Meeting Dinners

Rainbow Shadow  Night

Past Master’s Night

Our Newest Master Mason

All the Brothers at the Degree

Past Masters at the Degree

Fire Relief Donations

Gallery

Below are pictures of some of the activities the members of Channel Islands Lodge participate in. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

 Entered Apprentice

First time as a Steward

Memorial Day Observance

Our Newest Entered Apprentice

75 Year Presentation

Youth Orders Dance

Hawaiian Night

Missing Brother Setting at the October and

November Stated Meeting Dinners

Rainbow Shadow  Night

Rainbow Shadow  Night

Our Newest Master Mason

All the Brothers at the Degree

Past Masters at the Degree

Past Master’s Night

Fire Relief Donations

Gallery

Below are pictures of some of the activities the members of Channel Islands Lodge participate in. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

 Entered Apprentice

First time as a Steward

Memorial Day Observance

Our Newest Entered Apprentice

75 Year Presentation

Youth Orders Dance

Hawaiian Night

Missing Brother Setting at the October and

November Stated Meeting Dinners

Rainbow Shadow  Night

Past Master’s Night

Our Newest Master Mason

All the Brothers at the Degree

Past Masters at the Degree

Fire Relief Donations

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Our Lodge Today
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Vision 2020 Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   will   be   an   active,   numerically   growing   Lodge   where   members find    a    safe    refuge    with    brothers    and    friends    whom    they    trust,    engaged    closely    with    our community, with a strong financial base, and where the members want to spend their time.
Master Gary Adkinson
Senior Warden Ryan Phillips
Junior Warden Jerry Callaway PM
Our Lodge Today
2017 Lodge Officers
Vision 2020 Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   will   be   an   active,   numerically   growing Lodge   where   members   find   a   safe   refuge   with   brothers   and   friends whom   they   trust,   engaged   closely   with   our   community,   with   a   strong financial base, and where the members want to spend their time.
Master Gary Adkinson
Senior Warden Ryan Phillips
Junior Warden Jerry Callaway PM
In   1870   it   took   a   long   time   to   go   along   the   coast   of   California   from   the   mission   town   of   San Buenaventura,   to   the   other   mission   town   of   Santa   Barbara.   The   best   way   to   travel   then   was   by   horse and   buggy   but   the   road   was   a   rough   and   rugged   one.   When   the   causeway   was   later   built   along   the Rincon   highway,   travelers   could   pass   only   at   low   tide.   Journeys   had   to   be   timed   according   to   the   tide, and it took at least six hours to make the trip one way. We   can   almost   hear   the   conversation   on   that   long   road,   coming   home   from   the   Lodge   at   Santa   Barbara Saturday   night   on   the   full   moon,   when   Lemuel   C.   McKeeby   said   to   Brice   Grimes   and   Henry   Spear: "Why   don't   we   have   a   Masonic   Lodge   in   San   Buenaventura?" They   heartily   agreed,   and   the   rest   of   the ride   really   seemed   short   because   of   the   plans   they   were   formulating.   This   was,   perhaps,   the   very   first thing   which   occurred   in   the   history   of   Channel   Islands   Lodge,   No.   214,   Free   and Accepted   Masons   of the State of California. Click here for the rest of our Lodge’s History
Interested   in   helping   write   the   History   of   the   consolidated   Lodges   for   the   150th   Anniversary   of   Channel   Islands Lodge? We need your help, even if you only have a small piece of the history of one of the Lodges. Please contact Worshipful Bill Kavanaugh.
Channel Islands Lodge No. 214 History
Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   is   a   consolidation   of   4   Lodges,   San   Buenaventura   No.   214,   Poinsettia Lodge   No.   633.   Ojai   Lodge   No.   663   and   Camarillo   Lodge   No.   824.   Below   are   the   histories   of   633,   663 and 824.
In   1870   it   took   a   long   time   to   go   along   the   coast   of   California   from the   mission   town   of   San   Buenaventura,   to   the   other   mission   town   of Santa   Barbara.   The   best   way   to   travel   then   was   by   horse   and   buggy but   the   road   was   a   rough   and   rugged   one.   When   the   causeway   was later   built   along   the   Rincon   highway,   travelers   could   pass   only   at   low tide.   Journeys   had   to   be   timed   according   to   the   tide,   and   it   took   at least six hours to make the trip one way. We   can   almost   hear   the   conversation   on   that   long   road,   coming   home from   the   Lodge   at   Santa   Barbara   Saturday   night   on   the   full   moon, when   Lemuel   C.   McKeeby   said   to   Brice   Grimes   and   Henry   Spear: "Why   don't   we   have   a   Masonic   Lodge   in   San   Buenaventura?"   They heartily   agreed,   and   the   rest   of   the   ride   really   seemed   short   because of   the   plans   they   were   formulating.   This   was,   perhaps,   the   very   first thing   which   occurred   in   the   history   of   Channel   Islands   Lodge,   No. 214, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California. Click here for the rest of our Lodge’s History
Interested   in   helping   write   the   History   of   the   consolidated   Lodges   for   the   150th Anniversary of Channel Islands Lodge? We   need   your   help,   even   if   you   only   have   a   small   piece   of   the   history   of   one   of the Lodges. Please contact Worshipful Bill Kavanaugh.
Channel Islands Lodge No. 214 History
Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   is   a   consolidation   of   4   Lodges   San   Buenaventura No.   214,   Poinsettia   Lodge   No.   633.   Ojai   Lodge   No.   663   and   Camarillo   Lodge No. 824. Below are the histories of 633, 663 and 824.
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Channel Islands Lodge 214 482 E. Santa Clara St. Ventura, CA 93001
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If   you   have   questions   about   the   use   of   the   Masonic   Center in    downtown    Ventura,    CA,    please    contact    our    Building Manager by email at   HallManager@channelislandslodge214.org or call 805-320-0330. Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Lodge Phone: 805-641-0214 Email: The Lodge Secretary
Have   additional   questions   on   becoming   a   Mason   or   on   Masonry in   general?      Feel   free   to   contact   us   using   the   information   below.     From   there   you   can   email   the   secretary   of   the   Lodge   and   he will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
Channel Islands Lodge 214 482 E. Santa Clara St. Ventura, CA 93001
If you have a comment or suggestion concerning our Web Site please contact us by email at: 214.web.and.trestleboard@gmail.com
Lodge Phone: 805-641-0214 Email: The Lodge Secretary
If   you   have   questions   about   the   use   of   the   Masonic   Center in    downtown    Ventura,    CA,    please    contact    our    Building Manager by email at   HallManager@channelislandslodge214.org or call 805-320-0330. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Contact Us

 San Buenaventura Masonic Center 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, California
Contact Us At Building Manager Phone 805 320-0330 Email HallManager@channelislandslodge214.org
Need a place to hold a meeting or dinner? Our Dining Hall holds up 192 people for Dining. More without tables.
Need a smaller place to hold a meeting? Our Library can seat up to 75 people.
Interested in more information about our facilities? 
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 San Buenaventura Masonic Center 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, California
Contact Us At Building Manager Phone 805 320-0330 Email HallManager@channelislandslodge214.org
Need a place to hold a meeting or dinner? Our Dining Hall holds up 192 people for Dining. More without tables.
Need a smaller place to hold a meeting? Our Library can seat up to 75 people.
Interested in more information about our facilities? 
Click on the picture to enlarge
 Raising A Reader
In   an   effort   to   support   the   long-held   belief   that   elementary   school   literacy   is   of   the   utmost   importance   to   our   nation,   the members   of   Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   have   made   a   commitment   to   support   the   “Raising   a   Reader”   program.      This   is   a nationwide   program   that   has   had   great   success   in,   not   only   in   improving   the   reading   skills   of   students   who   are   off   to   a   slow start, but also fosters a student’s love of reading which extends into the family.  While   Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   is   initiating   this   program,   other   Lodges   in   this   local   area   as   well   as   community groups   and   individuals   are   invited   to   join   with   us   in   participating   in,   assisting   with,   and   supporting   this   award-winning program.  The   Lodge’s   participation   in   “Raising   a   Reader”   is   off   to   a   great   start   with   classroom   activities   having   begun   in   the   Fall of 2017. Providing   special   printed   materials   and   teacher-training   naturally   requires   sound   financial   support.   While   Channel   Islands Lodge   No.   214   will   take   the   lead   in   getting   this   project   “off   the   ground”   financially,   financial   participation   from   others   will   be needed.      Since   all   donations   will   be   handled   by   the   “Raising   a   Reader”   account   of   the   Grand   Lodge   Foundation,   they   qualify as 501c3 donations and are therefore tax deductible. For a more detailed description of the “Raising a Reader” program, please go to raisingareader.org. We are now able to accept donations for Raising A Reader  See instructions below
Brother Terry Holts and Worshipful Kirt Wilson with the first class of teachers to receive the Raising A Reader training.
To Donate by Check: Make your check payable to: California Masonic Foundation. Write “Gold Coast Public Schools Program “ in the memo of the check. Mail your check to: California Masonic Foundation Attn. Chandler Gibson-Gold Coast Public School Program 1111 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108-2284 To Donate Online: Go to the California Masonic Foundation contribution page: www.Freemason.org/Contribute/CalforniaMasonicFoundation.htm Click on      Important in order to direct your funds to the Gold Coast Public Schools Program. 1. Choose Elementary School Literacy 2. Enter “RAR Gold Coast” in the “Member Number” field near the bottom of the form. One time gifts or recurring (Monthly) gifts are welcome. All contributions are fully tax deductible and non- masonic contributions are welcome.
 Raising A Reader
In   an   effort   to   support   the   long-held   belief   that   elementary   school literacy   is   of   the   utmost   importance   to   our   nation,   the   members   of Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   have   made   a   commitment   to   support the   “Raising   a   Reader”   program.      This   is   a   nationwide   program   that has   had   great   success   in,   not   only   in   improving   the   reading   skills   of students   who   are   off   to   a   slow   start,   but   also   fosters   a   student’s   love   of reading which extends into the family.  While   Channel   Islands   Lodge   No.   214   is   initiating   this   program, other   Lodges   in   this   local   area   as   well   as   community   groups   and individuals   are   invited   to   join   with   us   in   participating   in,   assisting with, and supporting this award-winning program.  The   Lodge’s   participation   in   “Raising   a   Reader”   is   off   to   a   great start with actual classroom activities having begun in the Fall of 2017. Providing   special   printed   materials   and   teacher-training   naturally requires   sound   financial   support.      While   Channel   Islands   Lodge   No. 214    will    take    the    lead    in    getting    this    project    “off    the    ground” financially,   financial   participation   from   others   will   be   needed.      Since all   donations   will   be   handled   by   the   “Raising   a   Reader”   account   of   the Grand   Lodge   Foundation,   they   qualify   as   501c3   donations   and   are therefore tax deductible. For a more detailed description of the “Raising a Reader” program, please go to raisingareader.org.
Brother Terry Holts and Worshipful Kirt Wilson with the first class of teachers to receive the Raising A Reader training.
We are now able to accept donations for Raising A Reader  See instructions below
To Donate by Check: Make your check payable to: California    Masonic    Foundation.    Write    “Gold    Coast    Public Schools Program “ in the memo of the check. Mail your check to: California Masonic Foundation Attn. Chandler Gibson-Gold Coast Public School Program 1111 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108-2284 To Donate Online: Go to the California Masonic Foundation contribution page: www.Freemason.org/Contribute/CalforniaMasonicFoundation.htm Click on      Important   in   order   to   direct   your   funds   to   the   Gold   Coast Public Schools Program. 1. Choose Elementary School Literacy 2. Enter   “RAR   Gold   Coast”   in   the   “Member   Number”   field near the bottom of the form. One time gifts or recurring (Monthly) gifts are welcome. All contributions are fully tax deductible and non- masonic contributions are welcome.
Masonic Family Happenings Ventura, California
Masonic Family Happenings Ventura, California
Ventura Masonic Family Calendar
Ventura Masonic Family Calendar
San Buenaventura Assembly No. 107 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Ventura, California
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San Buenaventura Assembly No. 107 meets at 7:00 P.M. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the San Buenaventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA
Beach Clean Up Day
Making Decorations for the OV
A Day at the Ventura County Fair
Installation September 2017
Shadow Night with the Masons
San Buenaventura Assembly No. 107 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Ventura, California
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San Buenaventura Assembly No. 107 meets at 7:00 P.M. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the San Buenaventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA
Beach Clean Up Day
Making Decorations for the OV
A Day at the Ventura County Fair
Installation September 2017
Shadow Night with the Masons
San Buenaventura Assembly No. 107  Calendar
Bethel No. 89 Job’s Daughters International Ventura, California
Bethel No. 89 Meets 7:00 P.M. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each Month at the San Buenaventura Masonic Center located at 482 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA 93001.
We joined the Masons of Channel Islands Lodge and marched in the City of Ventura’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Daughters and Helpers
We   are   an   active   growing   Bethel   with   girls   that   like   to   learn   new   things   and   have   fun.   Below   are   some   of   the   activities we have enjoyed this year. Please click on the photos below to enlarge them
Lazer Tag after our Installation
Shadow Night with the Masons
The Masons joined us for Dinner
Serving our Guests
Our Cook Crew
Having Fun with the Masons
The   DeMolay   presented the Flower Talk
Limbo at the Youth Orders Dance
Bethel No. 89 Job’s Daughters International Ventura, California
Bethel No. 89 Meets 7:00 P.M. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each Month at the San Buenaventura Masonic Center located at 482 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA 93001.
We    joined    the    Masons    of    Channel    Islands    Lodge    No.    214    and marched in the City of Ventura’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Daughters and Helpers
We   are   an   active   growing   Bethel   with   girls   that   like   to   learn   new things   and   have   fun.   Below   are   some   of   the   activities   we   have enjoyed this year. Please click on the photos below to enlarge them
Lazer Tag after our Installation
Shadow Night with the Masons
Our Cook Crew
Serving our Guests
The Masons joined us for Dinner
Having Fun with the Masons
The   DeMolay   presented   the Flower Talk
Limbo at the Youth Orders Dance
Bethel No. 89 Calendar
Conejo Valley Chapter DeMolay International Thousand Oaks, California
Conejo    Valley     Chapter     meets     on     the     2nd     and     4th Thursdays    at    the    Conejo   Valley    Masonic    Center,    2786 Crescent Way, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Conejo Valley DeMolay spent an afternoon at the Ultra Zone Laser Tag
Outdoor Degrees in Bakersfield
Conejo Chapter Installation of Officers
Three Generations of DeMolays
Working at the Camarillo Air Show
Conejo Valley Chapter DeMolay International Thousand Oaks, California
Conejo    Valley     Chapter     meets     on     the     2nd     and     4th Thursdays    at    the    Conejo   Valley    Masonic    Center,    2786 Crescent Way, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Conejo Valley DeMolay spent an afternoon at the Ultra Zone Laser Tag
Outdoor Degrees in Bakersfield
Conejo Chapter Installation of Officers
Three Generations of DeMolays
Working at the Camarillo Air Show
Channel Islands Chapter No. 78 Order of the Eastern Star Ventura, California
Channel Islands Chapter No. 78 meets at 7:30 P.M. on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at the San Buenaventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA
Contact us at: infoci78oes@gmail.com
Our 2017 Officers
Channel Islands Chapter No. 78 Order of the Eastern Star Ventura, California
Channel Islands Chapter No. 78 meets at 7:30 P.M. on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at the San Buenaventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA
Contact us at: infoci78oes@gmail.com
Our 2017 Officers
Channel Islands Chapter No. 78  Calendar
Ventura York Rite Ventura, California
Ventura Royal Arch Chapter No. 50 First Monday of the month at 7:00 PM Dark July and August
Ventura Council No. 15 Third Monday of odd months at 7:00 PM
Ventura Commandery No. 18 Third Monday of even months at 7:00 PM
Ventura York Rite Ventura, California
Ventura Royal Arch Chapter No. 50 First Monday of the month at 7:00 PM Dark July and August
Ventura Council No. 15 Third Monday of odd months at 7:00 PM
Ventura Commandery No. 18 Third Monday of even months at 7:00 PM
Ventura York Rite Calendar

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Sime of the available items

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