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In April, the brethren of Oakland Durant Rockridge joined with San Leandro Bethel #175 of Job’s Daughters, students from two neighboring public schools, the Mayor of Oakland, our local councilman, and other members of the community to help restore one of the jewels of our neighborhood: FROG Park. Our Lodge's high turnout and work ethic exceeded the city’s expectations, which allowed us to embrace Earth Day by reusing the compost bags.

As is always the case when we have an opportunity to work together, everyone had a great time. This comradery and shared love of work were also key factors in us winning the 309th Masonic District’s Ritual Competition in April. If you weren’t able to join us for the cleanup, we’ll be having another outdoor work party with the Grand Master in the morning of August 16th.

Brethren working together in their new ODR shirts and gloves, which provided us an opportunity to support the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation’s Firefighters in Safety Education (F.I.S.E.), which is dedicated to saving children's lives by preparing them for life threatening emergencies.
You can get a pair of these gloves for yourself at www.odr.org/gloves

Thanks to Kenneth Rice Photography for providing the candid photographs.


When enjoying the company of our brethren and like-minded members of the community, civility is second-nature. However, it can be more difficult at work, school, rush-hour traffic, politics, and in other environments. I encourage you to join me in continuing to improve this skill through the resources in the civility center at http://www.civilitycenter.org/Civility-Resources.html. While the "Championing Civility Month" of May is a great opportunity to bring up the topic, it is a lifelong journey.
Chris Nowell
Master, 2015
1st Degree
Friday, May 29, 2015

3rd Degrees
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Feast of St. John the Baptist
Thursday, June 25 @ Live Oak
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2nd Degree
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Holloway-Stores Archive and Conference Room Dedication & BBQ
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Outdoor 3rd Degree @ Masonic Home
Saturday, August 1

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 4
(August Stated Meeting Changed)

Stated Meeting
Tuesday, August 11

Grand Master Event @ Pardee Home
Saturday, August 15

Restored Pardee Grave Site Work Party with Grand Master
Sunday, August 2

1st Degree
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stated Meetings
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Oakland Durant Rockridge Lodge #188, F∴ & A∴ M∴ - 5449 College Avenue - Oakland, CA 94618