DO I BECOME A MASON
- You are a man, at least 21 years old. (18 in some jurisdictions)
- You belief in a Supreme Being (No particular religion or faith
is required or excluded. All are welcome.)
- You are someone who does, or want to learn to, enjoy the company of
other men from all different social classes, faiths, backgrounds, races,
countries, etc. Masonry is universal in its ideals.
- You are a family man, Masonry considers that your family obligations come
FIRST, so you must be sure that:
- You have the time to
participate (usually two or three evenings/month at first for meetings and
instruction, and then at least one evening per month for meetings
from then on -- often more if you get involved in lodge activities.)
- You can afford the
initiation fees and the annual dues without hardship to yourself or your
- You are coming to Masonry "of your own free will and accord", to
learn to improve yourself and to enjoy the company of other good people, not
because someone keeps pestering you to join or because you think it will help
you "get ahead" in business.
- To join, all you have to do ask a Mason:
- Preferably someone you
know or at least who lives or works nearby, or...
- If you think that don't
know any Masons in your area, you could post to the newsgroup
alt.freemasonry and ask that anyone who lives in your general area reply to
- You can probably find
nearby lodges listed in your phonebook. (White-pages listings for lodges may
be under "Masons", "Freemasons", or "Masonic
Temple", and the Grand Lodge would probably be under "Grand Lodge
of Masons"), or...
- Find your state's Grand
Lodge in this
list of Grand
Lodges. Call or email them and ask to speak to someone in the office of
the Grand Secretary.
- The person will give
you a petition to fill out.
- Answer all of the
questions and then return it to the person or go to the Lodge and give it to
a member or the Secretary.
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