Masons start year with new leader

Brandon Lippincott is the new master of Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge No. 807 in Thousand Oaks.

He and his wife, Inbar, reside in Calabasas.

While addressing the members and guests at the Jan. 5 installation of officers in the lodge hall, he encouraged his fellow Masons to focus their efforts on the fraternity’s California theme, “I Make A Difference.”

Lippincott, 29, joined the Conejo Valley Lodge when he was 22 years old, and since has also joined the Scottish Rite.

He has served in several officer positions, as chapter advisor and chairman for Conejo Valley DeMolay, on several committees and on the lodge temple board association.

He founded Market Action Research Inc., Calabasas in September 2011 and is the lead web developer.

He holds an associate degree in business administration from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, and is completing a Bachelor of Science in business administration at Purdue University Global in Indianapolis., Ind.

He said that being a Mason is about all in the fraternity holding true to the pursuit of serving others.

“Freemasonry, also known as Masonry, is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization,” Lippincott said. “It’s a fraternal brotherhood of like-minded men who develop lifelong friendships and genuinely care for each other. Masonry is based on the belief that each person has a responsibility to make a difference and help make the world a better place. The mission of the Masons of California is to foster personal growth and improve the lives of others.”

He said that with more than 50,000 members statewide, admission to Masonic lodges is open to men of good character and faith, regardless of their race, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship or national origin.

“When a Mason receives the call for help, he heeds it,” he said. “When a Mason receives the call for help about a brother in need or a child whose future is in jeopardy, he heeds it. The square and compass in Freemasonry inspires us, and it represents the values of our fraternity. It drives us to practice the principals of brotherly love, relief and truth every day. It’s this symbol that reminds us of the important promise we made to continuously improve ourselves, brothers and our world.”

The Grand Lodge of California was established in Sacramento the same year California became a state. The Conejo Valley Lodge No. 807 was established in Thousand Oaks in 1961.

Written by: Brother Steve Ames, Journalist

Published in The Acorn: https://www.theacorn.com/articles/calabasas-resident-is-new-masonic-master/

Also, Published in the TO Acorn: https://www.toacorn.com/articles/masons-start-year-with-new-leader/