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By The Capistrano Dispatch

The Free and Accepted Masons, Veritas Lodge #855, are setting up their new home in San Juan Capistrano—the first new lodge in south Orange County in 30 years, according to a news release.

The group is relocating from Mission Viejo and will have their first meeting on Thursday, January 10, at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at The Woman’s Club, 31442 El Horno, and begins with dinner and a social hour. The lodge intends to meet regularly at the location on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The lodge has already taken steps to invest into the community.

In August, members and families of the lodge donated backpacks for students at San Juan Elementary. The lodge says they, and the California Grand Lodge, will continue to support the school and regional education. For more information, visit or call 949.441.0357.

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