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Admission to membership in Freemasonry has always been limited to men, but there are several appendant organizations for the Ladies and for the boys and girls. There are also concordant organizations to which only Masons can apply for membership, including the Scottish Rite, the Royal Arch, and the Shriners, to name the largest and best know. These are a part of the Masonic Family.
Freemasonry has no restrictions based on race, creed, ethnic origin or social status.
As stated before, no one will openly invite a man to become a mason. You must ASK ONE TO BECOME ONE
The absolute requirements for becoming a Mason are:
Have belief in a Supreme Being (No particular religion or faith is required or excluded. All are welcome.)Be a man, at least 21 years old. (18 in some jurisdictions)
Be of good moral character
Be of good reputation
Be loyal to your country
Have a sincere determination to conduct yourself in a manner that will earn the respect and trust of others
You should be 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.
You should be 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.
Dedicated to providing for your own family. If you are a family man, Masonry considers that your family obligations come FIRST, so you must be sure that:
HOW DO I BECOME A MASON
Follow these steps to become a member
To join, all you have to do is ask a Mason. Remember Masons do not solicit for members. You'll need to express your personal interest in joining the Fraternity.
Your Petition for membership will be read at the next Stated Meeting and afterwards an Investigated Committee will be appointed.
Your character will be investigated by the Investigating Committee. This is done by three members who will meet with you, your family if so desire and answer any questions
Your petition will be presented and voted upon by secret ballot by all lodge member. All present members must accept you that is it must be unanimous.
If accepted you will receive information on when you will begin your degrees and your journey in Masonry begins
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Last modified: March 22, 2014