The Gila Valley Lodge was originally founded to serve the community of Florence, Arizona. Our lodge was founded while Arizona was a territory, we are known as a Territory Lodge as well as the only Moon Lodge west of the Mississippi as we meet at 7 PM, the first Monday after a full moon. This was adopted in the early years of the Masonic lodges in Vermont so members could see their way home under the light of a full moon. We think this is a unique tradition.
The demographics have changed of the years as we now have members living in most of the communities in the Pinal and Maricopa counties known as the “East Valley”. We also have several out of state visitors who regularly attend our lodge and take a very active part. We welcome all Masons.
We can no longer claim to be a lodge only to Florence but we do attempt to support our local communities. To learn more about these communities, please click on these sites: