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How Does One Become a Mason?
REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP
To become a Freemason you must:
- Be a man at least 18 years of age
- Be of good moral character
- Have a personal belief in a Supreme Being
(the definition of a Supreme Being is up to you)
- Decide to become a Mason of “your own free will and accord”
- Be loyal to your country
- Dedicated to providing for your own family
- Have a sincere determination to conduct yourself in a manner that will earn the respect and trust of others
- Possess a desire to help others through community service and universal benevolence
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
Follow these steps to become a member:
- Talk with someone you know who is a member of the Fraternity
- If you do not know anyone who is a Mason, just contact a lodge in your neighborhood
- Masons do not solicit for members. You’ll need to express your personal interest in joining the Fraternity.
- You can receive an online petition for membership per E-mail from your local lodge.
- Complete a petition for membership and return it to your local lodge with your degree fees
- Three members will meet with you to answer your questions
- Your petition will be presented for secret ballot. If accepted, you will be notified to appear to receive the first of three Degrees of Masonry
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