by Marianne Napoles, Champion Newspapers, May 28, 2022
The Chino Valley Masonic Lodge has re-emerged from a seven-year absence. Members are working on a community resource fair to be held this summer. The lodge was built in 1959 with volunteer labor at a cost of $60,000, according to Champion archives. Freemasonry dates back to the Middle Ages when cathedral builders formed guilds. Chino Hills resident Rex Cabado is the lodge master, or the “worshipful master,” a word that in earlier times meant “worthy of respect” or “honorable”.
Restoring the building, which is in need of repair, is one of the goals of the present. Paul Kiley, a retired U.S. Army major, said the role of a Freemason is to embrace the past, present, and future.