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traditional Masonic painting reminds us that by using the philosophic
"working tools" in our lives we will become better citizens,
businessmen, neighbors, husbands, and fathers.
Beehive is an emblem of industry. It reminds us that we should be ever
industrious...never contented while those around us are in want.
Welcome to the
Freemasonry of tomorrow, today!
S.W. Hackett Lodge
in San Diego is a small band of diverse and vibrant brothers
strives to weave a tapestry of tradition and ceremony that provides each
members a rich Masonic experience. As member's of the world’s oldest
Brothers of S.W. Hackett Lodge view its inheritance of ritual, community
philosophy as a sacred trust. As a lodge we seek only to grow stronger;
The quest for understanding is a cornerstone of the Craft.
George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, and Mozart are just a
few examples of Masons who have sought understanding and contributed the
weight of their intellect to the fraternity. Our lodge considers it a
duty to carry on their quest for light.
American Lodges have traditionally taken the lead in societal
support. From the foundation of public education and libraries to the
establishment of children’s hospitals; every Masonic body does what it
can to serve its community and advance the goal of equality of
opportunity for Americans of all ethnicities, faiths, and socio-economic
S.W. Hackett Lodge maintains a well-established and
recognized relationship with the San Diego City Public Schools. Our
partnership has enabled us to direct our financial assistance and
physical labors where it can have the greatest impact. The lodge has
also actively supported statewide initiatives to increase child safety
through the Child Identification Program, to fund professional training
to teachers of at risk students, keep sibling groups together in the
foster care system, and care for our elderly Brothers and their
In today’s mobile, fast paced society, parents work long
hours and quality time together is invaluable. It is an investment in
our families to join an organization that understands the importance of
family. It is not the intention of this lodge to offer an either or
proposition to our membership. FAMILY COMES FIRST. We could not fulfill
our pledge to tend our Brothers’ needs if we neglected his family.
We encourage our Brothers to bring the whole family to our
stated meeting dinners. It is a catered family night out. Our wives can
relax and the kids are free to be kids. We host a monthly "Daddy & Me"
outing, a family picnic, weekend camping trips, and a Children’s Holiday
party each year.
S.W. Hackett features a
diverse group of men that transcend ethnic, religious, generational, and
economic divisions to unite in the beliefs advanced by the lodge. The
World War II veteran and the surfer attend lodge confident that their
values, beliefs, and opinions are respected and depart richer for the
time spent together.
Our Brothers take pride in the work of their lodge. We focus
on ritual, study philosophy and symbolism, actively serve our community,
and are always willing to go out of their way to help a Brother or his
family in need. No Mason is ever alone when he travels through life. As
members of the worldwide community of Masons, S.W. Hackett’s brothers
appreciate the ability to visit lodges around the world finding in them
the same principles and sense of community he finds in his lodge room in
S. W. Hackett Lodge is
led by a dedicated line of officers, committee chairs, and committeemen
who take pride in service. They take seriously the stewardship of their
brother’s interests and work diligently in the community to advance our
belief that every American child deserves equality of opportunity. They
welcome and tend the needs of our families and ensure the brothers can
rejoice in warm fellowship and the pursuit of Masonic light.
Lodge draws equally from the life experiences of its diverse membership
to challenge traditional organizational paradigms. Leadership is not the
contribution of inordinate amounts of time or money it is perspective.
We recognize and value equally the opinion of the janitor and the
professor; the single military man serving his country, and the married
father of three teaching in the classroom.
Opportunities exist for you to make a difference at S.W.
Hackett. You may offer new perspective, volunteer to help install
shelves at a school, serve as a committeeman, lead a community outreach
project, or offer to serve in our line of officers.