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A History of Our Lodge

By Bill Ferrell—Assistant Secretary

Notable members of History who were members of our lodge.

Tony Martin - singer/actor - Lodge No. 401

Tony Martin, (Alvin Morris) singer and actor was a member of Bay View Lodge No. 401. He was a 50-year member and may be best known for being married to Cyd Charisse, Actress and Dancer.

Most Worshipful Warren J. Blomseth a Past Master of Dimond Lodge No. 603 in 1962 served as Grand Master of Masons in the State of California in 1993.

James W. Reynolds a member of Dimond Lodge No. 603 was on the flight crew with Brother Eddy Rickenbacker (33rd Degree) when their B-17 was shot down in the Pacific. He and the crew survived a 24-day ordeal on a life raft, as noted in Brother Rickenbacker’s book.

Jack LaLanne - Godfather of Fitness - Lodge No. 569

Jack LaLanne was a member of Chateau Thierry lodge No. 569. He was an American fitness, exercise, and nutrition expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes referred to as the "Godfather of Fitness". He was a 50-year member and KCCH Scottish Rite, Valley of Oakland.

Brother (Major) Edwin Gordon Kenyon piloted C-46 aircraft in China during WWII.

Ashland Lodge No. 798 had a member who was a relative of Estes Kefauver, Senator from Tennessee who took an interest in the progress of the lodges development and chartering.

The Worshipful Alan D. Weisser served as a District Inspector and served two separate terms on the Grand Lodge of California floor team: one year as Grand Bible Bearer and one year as Grand Marshal.

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