Discover the Secrets of Freemasonry : Open House
Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge #807 will be hosting our first every open house, inviting you to discover the secrets of Freemasonry. This event is open to Masons and non-Masons too, giving you an insiders look about what Masonry is all about. You are welcome to invite your family, friends, and kids are welcome too!
Refreshments & Special Meet & Greet with the Masonic Family Organizations in Conejo Valley
Masonic Speakers Sessions
Speaker Discussion Panel (Q&A)
Conclusion of event
Conejo Valley’s Worshipful Master will make a special presentation about brief background on Conejo Valley Lodge, the structure of Freemasonry, the Masonic Family, and if Masons recruit.
Worshipful Brandon Lippincott is currently serving the Lodge as the Master. He has served in several Officer’s positions, is an honorary member of the Order of DeMolay, Past Chapter Advisor & Chairman of C.V. DeMolay, an active Advisor for C.V. DeMolay, recipient of the Cross of Honor, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and life member.
Brother Joseph Gissy will make a special presentation about the Mysteries of Freemasonry, Masonic Conspiracies, and Early Stone Masons.
Brother Joseph Gissy is one of our newest Officers at Conejo Valley Lodge. He is currently serving as the Junior Steward, participates with the Social Light Committee and is a DeMoly Dad. Joseph serves the community of the Conejo Valley as a retirement planning specialist for his company Capital Management Services. He enjoys everything about the outdoors of Southern California and spends plenty of time hiking the Santa Monica mountains or enjoying the beaches between Santa Monica and Ventura with his wife Kristina and their dog Mini Cooper.
The Truth about Freemasonry
Lynn Wallingford, PM, will make a special presentation about Secrets of Freemasonry, debunking the myths and sharing facts about Masons you might find surprising.
Worshipful Lynn Wallingford was initiated into Freemasonry in 1993. In addition to serving several Officers’ roles, Lynn has served as Master of Conejo Valley Lodge in 1998. Additionally, Wallingford has also served the Grand Lodge of California as a District Inspector and Assistant Grand Lecturer for Division V. In 2019, he was awarded the 25-year Pin & Certificate at Conejo Valley Lodge #807.
Masonic History & Ritual
Frank Shapiro, PM, is an Officers’ Coach at Conejo Valley Lodge and he will make a special presentation about Masonic History and the history of Masonic Ritual.
Worshipful Frank Shapiro is a Past Master of Conejo Valley Lodge #807 for the year 2017. He is currently serving the lodge as an Officers Coach and is Chairman of the Coaching Committee. He is currently a 54-year member of the Order of DeMolay; a Senior DeMolay and recipient of the Chevalier of the Order. He is also a recipient of the Cross of Honor and the Legion of Honor of the Order of DeMolay.
Conejo Valley Lodge History
Howard “Buster” Smith, is a Past Master and active member of Conejo Valley Lodge #807 and he will make a special presentation about who and how the Lodge was founded, as well as, the rich history of Conejo Valley Lodge.
Howard “Buster” Smith, PM, was born in Newbury Park and pretty much lived there all of his life. He attended Conejo School and Moorpark High School. Professionally, he worked at Camarillo State Hospital for 42 years, and the US Army from 1953 to 1956. Worshipful Buster has been married to his wife Trudy for over 64 years. Together, they have two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He has been a proud member of Conejo Valley Lodge No. 807 for over 57 years. Worshipful Smith is also the recipient of the prestigious Hiram Award and Golden Veteran’s Award.