Grand Lodge - Knights of Pythias
"Golden Domain" of California

"160th Anniversary - February 19, 2024"

The Order of Knights of Pythias is an international, non-sectarian fraternal order, established in 1864 in Washington, DC, by Justus H. Rathbone and was the first fraternal order to be chartered by an Act of Congress. It's aim was to heal the wounds between the North and South and promote friendship among men and relieve suffering.

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Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias
397 El Camino Real Tustin, CA 92780 Map Location
Office: (818) 781-0074


Grand Chancellor - Marcus Myers (Lincoln Lodge #34 - (Bio)
Grand Vice Chancellor - Steven Dunner (Gov. Frank Merriam Lodge #401) - (Bio)
Grand Prelate - Frank Rose (Tustin Lodge #85) - (Bio)
Grand Secretary - Sir Dan Cowan, PSC (Beverly Hills Lodge #393) - (Bio)
Grand Treasurer - Greg Siegmann, PSR (Tustin Lodge #85) - (Bio)
Grand Master at Arms - Tom Rose (Tustin Lodge #85) - (Bio)
Grand Inner Guard - Ben Kosberg (Beverly Hills Lodge #393) - (Bio)
Grand Outer Guard - Nate Harrison (Berkeley Lodge #162) - (Bio)
Immediate PGC - Sheldon Ochitill (Beverly Hills Lodge #393) - (Bio)

Foundation Trustees:

Chairman: Brett Olivier (Tustin Lodge #85)
Secretary: Sir Phil Greenwald, PST (Beverly Hills Lodge #393)
- Sir Lou Giannola PSR (Tustin Lodge #85) - (Bio)
- Art Cohen- (Gov. Frank Merriam Lodge #401)
- Sir Herb Lederman PDSC (Berkeley Lodge #162)

Deputy Supreme Chancellor - Greg Siegmann, PSR (Tustin Lodge #85)
Supreme Representative - Dave Klokochar, PGC (Tustin Lodge #85)
Supreme Representative - Eric Zeker, PGC (Tustin Lodge #85) - (Bio)

Chief Grand Tribune - Richard Dunner (Gov. Frank Merriam Lodge #401)
Associate Grand Tribune - Richard Zinchuk Sr. (Sunnyside Lodge#112)
Associate Grand Tribune - Duane Owens (Tustin Lodge #85) - (Bio)

Committee on Law: - Art Ginsberg, PSR (Gov. Frank Merriam Lodge #401)
Committee on Finance: - Dave Klokochar, PGC (Tustin Lodge #85)

Subordinate Pythian Lodges
# 34 - Lincoln-Eureka, CA - Webpage
# 57 - Lompoc-Lompoc, CA - Webpage
# 85 - Tustin-Tustin, CA Website -     
# 112 - Sunnyside-Riverside, CA - Webpage
# 159 - Loma-National City, CA - Webpage
# 162 - Berkeley-Albany. CA - Webpage
# 393 - Beverly Hills-Santa Monica, CA - Webpage
# 401 - Gov. Merriam-Canoga Park, CA - Webpage / Blog / twitter       
# 420 - Old Pasadena, CA - Webpage / Blog / twitter - Subordinate Temples
#7 - El Camino-Tustin, Ca - Website / Blog / twitter / facebook
#12 - Riverside-Riverside, Ca - Webpage / Blog / twitter / facebook
#18 - Eleanor Roosevelt-Reseda, Ca - Webpage / Blog / twitter / facebook

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You are invited to join the Knights of Pythias to serve your community and inspire others to do the same. Our Lodges serve communities in the United States, Canada, Italy, England and the Philippians, with Lodges being considered in other nations.
1. Anyone over the age of 18 can apply for membership.
2. You must believe in a supreme being.
3, A desire to help others and make the world a better place.
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The Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias is a partner of the Boy Scouts of America. Our subsidiary lodges are encouraged to sponsor Scout units.
We would be pleased to supply a certificate and patch to Eagle Scouts in recognition of their accomplishment.
James E. West
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