AMERICAN RIVER LODGE #795
Our Mission Statement
To improve the community by making good men better, through the teachings and principles of Freemasonry.
Our Vision and Philanthropy
The vision of American River Lodge #795 is to become a thriving Masonic lodge within the city of Rancho Cordova. By thriving is meant - maintaining a strong relevancy in community planning and activities, as well as providing a safe and active environment for lodge members and their families.
Relevancy should be the main focus. Relevancy not only in our personal experiences within the lodge room, but also how the community views us. American River Lodge #795 will strive to become a pillar in the City of Rancho Cordova through philanthropy and community involvement. Our actions dictate not only how our lodge is viewed as its own entity, but also how Freemasonry is viewed as a whole. We should always be willing to try new ideas, and involve ourselves in the community whenever possible (within the boundaries set forth by the CMC).
A Short History
American River Lodge was chartered on September 28, 1959 by Grand Master Joe Shoell.
We first held our meetings at Natoma Lodge #64 in Folsom. This arrangement continued until 1971 when American River Lodge had the opportunity to rent the Grange Hall located on Kilgore Road in Rancho Cordova, Ca. The members, feeling that American River Lodge was really organized for Rancho Cordova, took advantage of the opportunity and met there until December 2007.
As fate would have it, in January 2008 we were forced to relocate and Natoma Lodge #64 once again accommodated us by allowing us to host our stated meetings at their lodge. Today we meet at Harding San Juan Lodge #579 in Citrus Heights and are growing and expanding our Lodge to meet the needs of our Community. We are committed to continuing our history and making a positive influence in the Rancho Cordova community.
American River Lodge has been involved in many community projects over the years. We established and have been partnered with the Cordova Recreation and Park District for almost 35 years putting on the annual Community Halloween Party. Other activities include volunteering at the annual California Capital Airshow and picking up trash along Folsom Blvd. We have sponsored many events within the local school district including spelling bees, essay contests and distribution of personal dictionaries. In 2017 we helped establish a Young Gentlemen's Program in one of the elementary schools to mentor third, fourth and fifth grade boys who did not have a positive male role model in their life. In July of 2018 we volunteered to cook for and serve approximately 300 individuals during the Armed Services Family BBQ. We are always looking for new ways to help in our community.
5944 San Juan Ave.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
P.O. Box 301
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741