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Employment ?

Brothers, there is the possibility that one or more of our brothers are seeking employment. If you know of employment for a fellow brother contact the recording secretary at 942-8865. This could be in town or out. In these times we need to help out whenever we can.

About the Native Sons of the Golden West

More in-depth information may be found on the website of the Grand Parlor at

Historical Preservation. Preservation and marking of historical sites and landmarks, as well as support of preservation efforts throughout the state, to keep alive the rich history of California.

Athletics. Local and statewide competition in softball, bowling, golf, bocce ball, and other sports activities.

Civic Activities.

  • Dedication of public buildings to Truth, Liberty, and Toleration and the service of the people of California.
  • Helping our counties, cities, and towns with projects designed to benefit all citizens.
  • Support or organization such as the California State Parks Foundation and many state and local historical action organizations.

Columbia Museum. Sponsorhip of the Native Sons Museum in Columbia State Historic Park in the Mother Lode.

Flag Day. Commemoration of the anniversary of the raising of the Bear Flag over Sonoma on June 14th, 1846.

Charities. Support of all charities especially the Native Sons of the Golden West Charitable Foundation which assists hospitals who help children born with cleft palates and other crainio-facial anomalies.

Scholarships. A scholarship program designed for members of the Order and their families is currenly being developed. For many decades the Native Sons sponsored a public speaking contest for high school seniors. Now in an effort to address the needs of a wider scope of California students it is in the process of replacing that contest with a scholarship program for graduating high school students.

Essay Contest. Annual essay contest on California subjects for students in the 4th Grade attending California schools. Parlor 86 Sponsors the NSGW Essay Contest at Calistoga Elementary School.

Admission Day (a.k.a., Statehood Day). Aggressive support of holiday status for September 9th as marking a critcial event in United States history—the admission of California to statehood in 1850. The Native Sons sponsor an annual observance of this holiday to remind our citizens of our heritage.

Members in good standing have access the NSGW Sierra Camp Area. It's old-school camping at Lott's Lake in Plumas County. Open to Native Sons and their families during the summer months.